OS - Head of Mobile
This is an exciting opportunity to shape the mobile strategy of one of the UK’s biggest brands. Passionate about mobile, you’ll manage the delivery of a portfolio of mobile applications. Leading and empowering a highly skilled team of product managers and engineers, you will develop a suite of mobile applications aimed at consumers as well as customers in the private and public sectors. You’ll then work closely with sales and marketing teams and engage with key players in the sector to make sure your products are successful. You’ll be constantly looking at metrics with the aim to of optimising user flows, improving experiences and driving revenues and usage.
Known for your entrepreneurial zeal and commitment to mobile, you’ll have a creative and innovative brain with a proven track record of launching mobile applications in consumer and business-to-business sectors. You’ll be committed to getting the best possible user experience for your customers; with an eye for detail, you’ll sweat the small things that make a big difference. An excellent communicator, you’ll know what it takes to bring a team of people with you and work with them to deliver your vision.
Take your career in this direction, and you’ll have the chance to make your mark in this highly visible role. Alongside flexi-time working and a range of excellent benefits, we offer absorbing projects, a fresh innovative environment, and all the support you’ll need to take your career forward.
Closing Date: 4 November 2013
Introductory R for Spatial Analysis
As spatial datasets get larger, more sophisticated software needs to be harnessed for their analysis. R is now a widely used open source software platform for statistical analysis and is increasingly popular for those working with spatial data thanks to its powerful analysis and visualisation packages. This one-day course introduces the basics of how R can be used for spatial data.
Name of instructor: Dr James Cheshire
Level: No previous experience of computer programming is required, but participants would benefit from some experience of GIS and spatial data formats and concepts.
Cost: £30 for UK registered postgraduate students; £60 for academics/staff at Institutes of Higher Education, public sector staff and staff at registered charity organisations. £220 for all others. Fee includes lunch and refreshments.
When: 6th December, 2013 (10 a.m.-4.00 p.m.)
Where: : Room G.19, East Building, School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT
Introduction to ArcGIS: a one day course at Leeds University
This one day course provides an introduction to Geographical Information Systems. The course is aimed at people who are near the start of a research situation in which they want to incorporate geographically referenced data which may be located as points, lines or polygons (areas). Using ArcGIS, you will:
· import and display raw data in a GIS;
· use GIS functionality to analyse different types of information;
· produce maps of results for incorporation into reports.
Whilst predominantly ‘human’ applications will be used as practical examples, all elements are appropriate to a wide variety of topic areas.
Level: It is assumed that participants have no prior knowledge or experience of using ArcGIS but will be familiar with the Microsoft Windows environment.
Cost: £30 for UK registered postgraduate students and £60 for academics/staff at UK Institutes of Higher Education (This includes lunch on first day).
Date: 16 December 2013
Time: 9.30 to 16.30
School of Geography,
University of Leeds, LS2 9JT
Instructor: Dr Paul Norman
As of 29 October, 17 places still available.
Lectureship in Physical Geography - St Andrews
While not explicitly mentioning GIS or Remote Sensing, this lectureship could certainly include these skill sets as part of your wider research interests.
As part of a continuing programme of expansion in Environmental Geography, we invite applications for a Lectureship in Physical Geography with a focus on environmental change.
The successful applicant will have a PhD in Geography or a cognate discipline, a portfolio of innovative research and publication, and a track record of funding success. You will play a role in the continuing development of our Environmental Change Research Group, the delivery of undergraduate teaching in Physical and Environmental Geography, and postgraduate research supervision.
No restriction is placed on area of expertise, but preference may be given to candidates with an outstanding science-based research record in the areas of Holocene/Anthropocene environmental change, the impacts of environmental change on human societies, or Quaternary palaeoenvironmental reconstruction. Research interests cognate to those of existing staff in the Department of Geography and Sustainable Development will be considered an advantage.
Closing Date: 25 November 2013
BAS - West Antarctic Climate Modeller
The British Antarctic Survey (BAS), part of the Natural Environment Research Council, aims to undertake a world-class programme of scientific research, and to sustain for the UK an active and influential regional presence and a leadership role in Antarctic affairs.
Based within the Climate Programme at our Cambridge office, you will be part of a small team investigating how the climate of West Antarctica will change over the coming century using state of the art climate models. West Antarctica has experienced some of the largest climatic changes on Earth over recent years, including a marked surface warming and an increase in storm activity over the Southern Ocean. This study will investigate the mechanisms behind recent changes using a high resolution (10 km) regional atmosphere-only model. The model will then be run for selected periods over the next century with various greenhouse gas emission scenarios and with the expected recovery of the ozone hole.
Qualifications: PhD or equivalent postgrad experience. First degree in numerate subject/physical science
Duration: 3.5 Year Fixed Term Appointment
Salary: Salary will be in the range of £26,450 to £29,710 per annum.
Senior Lecturer, GIS - AUT
The School of Applied Sciences is seeking a Senior Lecturer with an excellent research reputation in remote sensing and GIS for conservation applications.
The primary role within the School for this position is to provide high quality undergraduate and postgraduate education and research. Research and postgraduate student supervision will be an essential component of the position. The research will underpin teaching and learning as well as advancing basic and applied knowledge.
AUT University is now ranked in the top five hundred universities in the world and this appointment is being made to further develop the University’s research base in applied remote sensing, GIS and conservation biology.
You will have a relevant postgraduate degree, recognised research credentials, professional experience relevant to the position with demonstrated leadership and presentation skills. You will also have a clear idea how you will be able to form constructive collaborations with existing research staff within the school.
Your ability to inspire, your fresh thinking, creativity and innovation, plus your excellent interpersonal and communication skills, will be fully utilised.
Closing Date: 29th November 2013
Free OS data masterclasses
People across Great Britain are being given the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of open data and the tools and techniques to use open datasets, through a series of free masterclasses, hosted by Ordnance Survey and supported by Horizon Digital Economy Research.
When and Where:
- Thursday 7 November – Southampton, Ordnance Survey head office
- Monday 11 November – London, Royal Geographic Society
- Wednesday 13November – Cardiff University
- Thursday 14 November – Exeter Racecourse (conference facilities)
- Monday 18November – Edinburgh University
- Friday 22November – York University
- Thursday 28 November – University of Nottingham
This series of masterclasses will follow the format of previous workshops in combining theory and practical sessions, though we have updated the workshop material, still following the same journey of downloading the data, importing it into open source software and mashing with other open datasets to provide analysis. This class is ideal for those new to working with location data or anyone wishing to brush up on their skills.
We shall also be working with OS OpenSpace, Ordnance Survey’s free web mapping service that allows users to display up-to-date Ordnance Survey mapping in a web page or online environment. The workshop for this session will explain how to create file formats that can be easily imported into web mapping to show a list of locations.
For more advanced users, we will introduce our cartographic design principles and run through how to style map data features using open source software, and add the finishing touches to their map such as legends and scales bars.
Sound good? Remember, it is also Free!
Date October 24, 2013
More historic maps online
Thanks to the National Library of Scotland (@natlibscotmaps) for the heads-up on this great resource of scanned historic maps. The Arthur Lakes Library at the Colorado School of Mines has released an interactive mapping site which provides an index of scanned historic maps.
The maps have been sourced from a number of sources including The University of Texas and the University of Florida. Users are encouraged to zoom into areas with scanned maps (marked by grids) and then click on the individual tiles. This will launch a pop-up which will have a link to a copy of the scanned maps. Areas with data include Lithuania, Libya, Central and Southern America..
Clark Labs announces release of Land Change Modeler for ArcGIS 10.2
The add-on to the ArcGIS desktop now includes tools for REDD, enhancements to current modules and a more seamless integration with ArcGIS 10.2.
Land Change Modeler for ArcGIS is an innovative land planning and decision support software extension to ArcGIS. Widely used for the prioritisation of conservation and planning efforts, Land Change Modeler allows you to rapidly analyse land cover change, simulate future land change scenarios, model REDD emission scenarios, and model species impacts and biodiversity.
With an automated, user-friendly workflow, Land Change Modeler simplifies the complexities of change analysis, resource management and habitat assessment. Land Change Modeler provides a start-to-finish solution for your land change analysis needs.
The Land Change Modeler is included within the IDRISI GIS and Image Processing software and is available as a software extension for use with ESRI’s ArcGIS product. It is compatible with ArcGIS 10.2 SP2 or later.
1st Call for Papers: OGRS 2014
The Steering Group of the OGRS community would like to invite you to
participate at the next Open Source Geospatial Research & Education
Symposium on June 10 - 13, 2014 in Helsinki, Finland.
The OGRS symposium is an excellent opportunity for researchers,
teachers, students, developers, innovators and entrepreneurs interested in exploring the growing potential of free and open source geospatial software in research and education.
Participants will learn about cutting-edge scientific findings and results obtained with free and open source geospatial software through presentations, hands-on workshops and discussions while enjoying the bright summer season in the beautiful Finnish scenery.
About Call for Papers
Please submit an abstract (1000 - 1500 words) on the abstract submission page. The abstracts will be reviewed by the conference scientific committee which will decide on accepting the original submission as an oral presentation (full conference paper) or as a poster. A full conference paper is then requested for each accepted oral presentation so as to be published in the peer reviewed conference proceedings. A subset selection of papers will be considered and assisted for publication in journals.