AAG Annual Meeting 2014
The Association of American Geographers' Annual 2014 meeting will take place in Tampa, Florida You will be joined by fellow geographers, GIS specialists, environmental scientists, and other leaders for the latest in research and applications in geography, sustainability, and GIScience. The meeting will be held from April 8 to April 12, 2014, and will feature over 5,000 presentations, posters, workshops, and field trips by leading scholars, experts, and researchers.
The deadline for submitting abstracts and sessions, and registering to attend the 2014 AAG Annual Meeting in Tampa Bay is Dec. 3. The abstract deadline will not be extended beyond Dec. 3.
Cambridge Seminar in the History of Cartography - 26th Nov
The next Cambridge Seminar in the History of Cartography will be held in the Gardner Room, Emmanuel College, Cambridge CB2 3AP
on Tuesday 26 November at 5.30pm.
The speaker is Andrew Macnair (University of East Anglia) on
East Anglian large-scale county maps of the eighteenth century: what can we learn from a digital analysis?
All are welcome and refreshments will be served after the seminar.
Future seminars in 2013–14:
Tuesday 25 February 2014
Jerry Brotton (Professor of Renaissance Studies, Queen Mary, University of London)The terrestrial globe under globalisation
Tuesday 6 May 2014
John Blair (The Queen’s College, Oxford) Land surveying in the post-Roman West
Shrinking Cities | Expanding Landscapes 2013 Conference this week
The conference will be held from 14 to 16 November 2013 at the Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh.
The conference programme reveals an eclectic range of themes being presented and exhibited during the three day event including landscape architecture, architecture, urban design, planning, economics, geography, sociology, anthropology and environmental aesthetics.
Professor Karina Pallagst
Department of International Planning Systems
Professor Ali Madanipour
School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
Dr Anna Jorgensen
Department of Landscape
The University of Sheffield
There will be two concurrent exhibitions which will be open from 4 to 16 November 2013:
Shrinking Cities | Expanding Landscapes
Saltcities: Drawing the City of Unsure Ground
A reception will be held on Thursday 14 November 2013, 18.00 to 20.00
Full details about the programme and venue can be found on the conference website.
GIS Scientist at Health and Safety lab
The Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) based in Buxton, Derbyshire is an agency of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and is a unique multi disciplinary organisation with an international reputation as the UK’s leading health and safety facility. With a purpose built laboratory, excellent technical facilities and highly qualified staff, HSL has a sound foundation for further growth.
The HSL are recruiting for x2 GIS Higher Scientist posts, one permanent and one Fixed Term appointment for 2 years. The role is will provide technical GIS analysis and application development expertise. Activities will include carrying out research and support work in the areas of GIS analysis and development of solutions for clients. This will include the following:
- Providing GIS analysis expertise for a wide range of projects
- Setting up and managing large GIS databases, including helping to design and manage the GIS database of digital mapping products for HSL and HSE, including the National Population Database;
- Managing and developing sections of the GIS team portfolio of work;
- Delivering bespoke technical GIS solutions for customers by helping to provide GIS application development expertise
- Technically leading scientific projects and teams
- Publicising and promoting the GIS team work areas and helping to increase the customer base.
- Assisting with the preparation of proposals for research and support work for HSE and external customers;
- Liaising with colleagues in HSL, HSE and externally.
- Writing of papers and presenting research at conferences and seminars.
- Pro-actively developing the range of services offered by the GIS team and seeking new clients and opportunities for the team.
Salary: £27,113 to £28,573
Closing Date: 9th December 2013 Date November 11, 2013
New NOAA Viewer
NOAA ( National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) has just launched a new data viewer. NOAA View provides access to maps of NOAA data from a variety of satellite, model, and other analysis sources. NOAA View is intended as an education and outreach tool, and is not an official source of NOAA data for decision support or scientific purposes.
Users can access over 60 datasets including:
- Sea surface temperature
- Temperature at depths
- Intrared Clouds
- Ozone Concentrations
- Ocen surface winds
- Land surface temperature
- Vegetation NDVI
- Ocean pH
- Climate data/predictions
For a complete list of the data offered through the portal please click the link below.
The viewer is still in it's Beta release phase so may change slightly and it it best viewed in Firefox, Safari or Chrome. Date November 6, 2013
British Red Cross - GIS Analyst/Volunteer
The British Red Cross are looking for a volunteer to help them with some GIS analysis. You will be adding your skill to our GIS team and help provide GIS and mapping capability for use by British Red Cross services across the UK. The role will also support the operational staff in the Edinburgh office with their work and analysis to better support the key services.
- passionate about maps / data visualisation
- interested in the humanitarian sector
- has previous volunteering experience
- has a GIS or Computer Science degree or equivalent
- will uphold the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and adhere to the Society’s Equal Opportunities Policy
Full details of the role and how to apply can be found on the British Red Cross website linked below. Date November 5, 2013
Call for Papers: ELN Special Issue, "Imaginary Cartographies."
Call for Papers: ELN Special Issue, "Imaginary Cartographies."
In recent decades the map has emerged as a key site of cultural and imaginative reworking, and yet the history of such symbolic mediations between humans and their spatial environment is also ancient and complex. Volume 52.1 of ELN (Spring/Summer 2014) will investigate "Imaginary Cartographies" across centuries and cultural contexts to explore a range of these symbolic mediations. The term intends to include those methods of mapping literary space that generate both imaginative and culturally revealing understandings of recognizable and/or created worlds and their modes of habitation. "Imaginary Cartographies" refers to actual as well as purely conceptual forms of mapping, and includes spaces of considerable variability: from the mapping of cosmic, global, or local space, to charting the spaces of the body or the page. Geographers have argued that the social history of maps, unlike that of literature, art, or music, has few genuinely popular, or subversive modes of expression because maps pre-eminently are a language of power, not of protest; in this view, the map remains a site of territorial knowledge and state power, authority and jurisdiction, social codes and spatial disciplines-one intent upon eliding its tactile and
material conditions of production. "Imaginary Cartographies" welcomes approaches to mapping that complicate this account by considering subaltern or alternative cartographies-cartographies that elude, interrupt, or disperse forms of power, or serve not-yet-imagined spectrums of interests.
Winner of the Phoenix Award for Editorial Achievement from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals in 2008, the biannual journal ELN (English Language Notes) has been devoted exclusively to special topics in all fields of literary and cultural studies since its dramatic redesign in 2006. Now a respected, peer-reviewed journal, the new ELN provides a unique forum for cutting-edge debate and exchange among university-affiliated and independent scholars, artists of all kinds, and academic as well as cultural institutions. The journal is particularly determined to revive and reenergize its traditional commitment to shorter notes, roundtable discussions, collaborative and interdisciplinary work, and all forms of scholarly innovation.
Contributors may wish to present recent research findings on particular writers, cultural figures, or texts, or they may venture insights on broadly defined subjects, such as the aesthetics or politics of imaginary cartographies in a particular cultural or historical instance; on what constitutes cartographic assumptions or practices about space, nature, cosmology, or exploration at particular historical moments; on how cartography intersects with broader issues of knowledge creation and management, or the history of capital and conquest; or on the entanglement of literary theory with debates about (digitally) mapping texts individually or categorically. Papers on literature and particular cartographic practices are welcome: e.g. psychogeography, geomancy, cognitive mapping, digital mapping, and so on. Actual maps that are in some way conversant with literary concerns are also welcome.
Position papers and essays of no longer than twenty-five manuscript pages are invited from scholars in all fields of literature, geography, history, philosophy, and the arts. Along with analytical, interpretive, and historical scholarship, we are also interested in creative work that moves traditional forms of literary analysis into new styles of critical writing. The editors also encourage collaborative work and are happy to consider works that are submitted together as topical clusters. Another format that we invite is a debate or conversation between or among contributors working on a related aspect of cartography.
Please send abstracts, proposals, and inquiries to the issue editor, Karen Jacobs: (Karen.Jacobs@colorado.edu) by November 15, 2013.
OS - Data Collector: Data Enhancement
You will be responsible for capturing and maintaining data to enhance Geospatial information for core Ordnance Survey datasets. Primarily this will involve editing and improving Topographic data using a range of advanced GIS tools. This role will offer you the opportunity to work across a variety of production and support activities, improving your knowledge and skills to add value and detail to Ordnance Survey’s world class data. This is a great opportunity if you wish to develop an excellent knowledge of Ordnance Survey core data sets and learn new skills in data editing, production control and data quality control. You will be expected to identify and communicate potential process improvements to increase personal and team performance. This role is a vital role in the organisation as it ensures Ordnance Survey’s data capture teams can prioritise their work, update maps and data products to meet our Customers expectations. Relevant training in edit systems and production processes will be provided, as required.
Salary: £22,013 - £26,245
Closing Date: 15th November 2013
OS - Data Collector - Remote Sensing
The Data collector within Remote Sensing is involved in all aspects of photogrammetric production from the planning and acquisition of aerial digital imagery to the creation and maintenance of geospatial information for core Ordnance Survey datasets. This primarily involves the use of sophisticated photogrammetric hardware and software for the visual inspection and interpretation of aerial imagery and the use of advanced geographical information systems for the extraction and collection of both vector and raster data. This information is subsequently used as the raw material from which OS Mastermap, Ordnance Survey’s definitive digital data archive of Great Britain, layers are created. The successful applicants will be expected to work in a variety of areas of Remote Sensing including the vector team who maintain the OS MasterMap TOPO Layer by seeking out and updating real world change, and the Orthorectification team, creating Ortho Imagery for the OS Mastermap Imagery layer or Height iDTMs.
Salary: £22,013 - £26,245
Closing date: 15 November 2013
EDINA - Geo-Data User Support Officer
EDINA, at the University of Edinburgh, enjoys an excellent reputation for delivering innovative online services to UK higher and further education. These form part of the ‘virtual library’ for staff and students and are used by over 400 universities and colleges. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a talented and friendly organisation.
We seek a part-time Geo-Data User Support Officer to provide expert support and advice to users of EDINA Geo-Data services.
You will have a relevant undergraduate degree and/ or a postgraduate degree or proven related experience, comprehensive knowledge of Ordnance Survey data and ArcGIS or AutoCAD software. Excellent writing, IT, presentation and organisational skills are essential requisites. Previous experience of face to face or web-based training or supporting a variety of end users in the use of spatial data or geo-data services is highly desirable.
This part time post (21 hours per week) is available on a fixed term basis for 12 months.
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Closing date: 15th November 2013