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Vacancy: GIS Principle Consultant at 1Spatial


Vacancy: GIS Principle Consultant at 1Spatial

1Spatial  is  a  leading  provider  of  intelligent  solutions  for  organisations worldwide  that  need  to  trust  their  location-based  information. 1Spatial is a global  business  and  has offices  in  Cambridge  (UK),  France,  Australia,  Ireland  and  Belgium.  1Spatial  has  been  a  leader  in  the geospatial market for over 40 years and this success is down to the talented and great people we have recruited. Due to a period of product and market development 1Spatial is in an exciting period of growth for the business.

What will you do?

As a consultant at 1Spatial, you will have two main roles. The primary responsibility will be around delivering consultancy- led projects, ranging from off-site services to onsite data mining activities. Secondary, you  will  also  be working  in  cooperation  with  the  sales  team  to  identify opportunities,  construct  demonstrations  and  deliver  presentations  to  win  business. You  will define and deliver solutions that enable their customers to automate the modification, management and re-use of complex data, specifically:

  • lead consultancy-led projects focused on
      * spatial data quality and management and
      * designing/developing customised web-GIS applications for clients;
  • support the 1Spatial Sales Team with insightful contributions;
  • assist in the delivery of data workflows using the tools 1Spatial offer and advocate;
  • work with the 1Spatial customers and community to assist in identifying opportunities where 1Spatial can add value and allow them to meet their needs

Who 1Spatial is looking for?

Required Skills

  • At least 3 years proven experience working in an Esri environment, specifically ArcGIS Server.
  • Experience in understanding, capturing and communicating customer needs.
  • An excellent level of spatial technical knowledge from work experience.
  • Experience of supporting commercial teams to win business.
  • Pragmatic approach to problem solving, with strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of some of the following software technologies–JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, .NET, C#.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft-based server technologies.
  • Capable of self-management, as well as the managing others in the team.
  • Keen to learn, develop their skill sets and gain experience.
  • Keen to help others in the team develop their skills.


Jessica Sims
HR Co-ordinator
1Spatial Group Ltd
Tennyson House
Cambridge Business Park
Cambridge, CB4 0WZ
Tel:  01223 420414

Email: HR at 1Spatial.com

Please visit the 1Spatial website for more information about the company or about this career opportunity.

Date March 24, 2016

Historic England and English Heritage offering PhD Studentships

Historic England and English Heritage offering PhD Studentships

Historic England and English Heritage are currently seeking candidates for three collaborative PhD studentships to commence in October 2016, through its Collaborative Doctoral Partnership with the AHRC. These studentships are fully funded by the AHRC for 3.5 years via a Collaborative Doctoral Award for. Students are also eligible for a small travel and related expenses grant from Historic England.

The three studentships currently on offer include the following:

Heritage BIM: New ways of digital data management for the historic built environment with the University of Reading. Co –supervised by Paul Bryan, Geospatial Imaging Manager. Closing date: Friday, 22 April 2016.

'Beyond the List': Critical examination of impact of statutory and non-statutory heritage lists on the national management of heritage in England with the University of York. Co-supervised by Joe Flatman, Head of Central Casework and Programmes (Designation). Closing Date: Friday, 6 May 2016.

Army communities at Roman Richborough: an analysis of the Roman military equipment with the University of Kent. Co-supervised by Joanne Gray, Collections Curator (Dover). Closing date: Thursday, 12 May 2016.

The 3.5 years of funding includes a Student Development Fund (equivalent to six months) which is to be used for the student to undertake additional development opportunities with the heritage organisation, such as through a structured work based placement.

Applications are to be made directly to the Universities through their respective processes, not to Historic England.

Further details can be found on the Historic England website.

Date March 24, 2016

Lecturer in GIS: University of Glasgow


Lecturer in GIS: University of Glasgow

Department: School of Geographical & Earth Sciences
Position Type: Full Time
Salary Range: £33,574 - £37,768 / £41,255 - £47,801 per annum

Reference Number: 012706

Closing date: Sunday, 24 April 2016.

Job Purpose

To deliver internationally excellent research and teaching, primarily on Geomatics PGT programmes, but also across the Geographical & Earth Sciences undergraduate and post-graduate programmes and to undertake administration as assigned by the Head of School. This post is based at the main campus of the University of Glasgow, but it is required that the appointee will travel regularly to Nankai University in China. It is expected that this duty will include an annual three week teaching visit, plus additional 1-2 shorter trips per year for teaching and administrative purposes.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Contribute to enhancing the research profile of the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences (GES) including maintaining a track record of publications of international quality in leading journals in one or more of the following areas: Geographic Information Science; Geomatics; Geovisualisation; Environmental Management.

2. Deliver specialist teaching and assessment activities in Geographic Information Science and Geomatics at both MSc and undergraduate level, taking responsibility for existing courses and developing and leading new ones.

3. Regularly teach a course in GIS for Environmental Management in China and contribute as appropriate to the Nankai Joint Graduate School.

4. Develop and maintain an externally funded research programme across the School, College and University and explore research collaboration with Nankai University.

5. Collaborate with current members of the School, strengthening existing research fields.

6. Work with stakeholders to develop research projects, generate funding and produce research with non-academic impact.

7. Influence policy by engaging with regulators, policy makers and funding agencies.

8. Supervise undergraduate and Masters student projects.

9. Supervise and train postgraduate students to ensure their effective development.

10. Participate in appropriate research seminars/conferences within subject area.

and more duties and responsibilities listed for this post on website.



A1 PhD in Geographic Information Science, Geomatics, or an appropriate discipline.
A2 Qualifications and enthusiasm to teach within Geomatics MSc programmes and undergraduate programmes in Geography and Earth Science.
A3 Ability to teach Geographic Information Science at MSc and undergraduate level.
A4 Active research and publications in one or more of the following areas: Geographic Information Science; Geomatics; Geovisualisation; Environmental Management.



C1 Research creativity and potential for leadership.
C2 Self-motivation.
C3 Ability for independent thought to generate original research questions, including ones that will lead to grant winning.
C4 Excellent wide ranging practical skills in Geographic Information Science, including programming, database management, etc.
C5 Ability to teach/supervise Geographic Information Science effectively at undergraduate and taught postgraduate level.
C6 Readiness to become involved in postgraduate supervision.
C7 Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
C8 Excellent interpersonal skills and presentation skills.
C9 Time/project/budget management skills as appropriate.
C10 Ability to work as part of a team.
C11 Ability to work with little supervision.
C12 Ability to accept collegiate responsibilities and act accordingly.
C13 Willingness to participate in field course teaching and supporting field based projects.

and more skill requirements to receive a Grade 8 appointment are listed on the website.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of six months.

For more information about this post, and to apply for it, please use the Jobs at Glasgow search page to access the post's webpage. Here, enter 012706 in the reference field to open the Search Results page which provides a direct link to it.

Date March 23, 2016

Esri UK Jack Dangermond Young Scholar Award 2016

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Esri UK are once again running the Jack Dangermond Young Scholar Award in 2016. The winner of the award gets a free pass to the 2016 Esri Inc User Conference in San Diego plus return flights, accomodation and some spending money. It's a great opportunity for an undergraduate, postgraduate or an early-career researcher to show off their work at the world's biggest GIS conference. In 2015 the prize was awarded to Patrick Rickles, a PhD student at UCL, who has written up his experience of the 2015 Esri User Conference.

Who can apply: undergraduate, postgraduate and early career researchers based at Higher Education Colleges and Universities in the UK and Ireland who use the ArcGIS platform for teaching or research.

Application criteria: create an Esri Story Map that demonstrates how your use of the ArcGIS platform has made a difference to the way you work in either teaching or research.

Deadline: entries for the Jack Dangermond Award must be sent to highered at esriuk.com by the 22nd April 2016.

Location: The Esri User Conference will be held in San Diego 27 June to 1 July, further information can be found on the official User Conference website.

Date March 22, 2016

Trainee Ecologist: Survey and Data Analysis


Trainee Ecologist: Survey and Data Analysis

Location: Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, Beechcroft House, Curdridge, Hampshire, SO32 2DP
Temporary fixed term position for four months starting in June 2016; part-time; 28 hours per week.
Salary: £8.25 per hour plus holidays

Closing date: Monday, 4 April 2016

Interview Date: Monday, 11 April 2016

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust is the leading local nature conservation charity and is one of the largest of the county-based Wildlife Trusts with a lively, dedicated and passionate team of 85 staff and 900 volunteers.

They are looking for someone keen to enter a career in conservation to join Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust for four months from early June. The successful applicant will assist in the delivery of the ecological survey and monitoring of the Trust’s Estate and support Trust staff in the delivery of externally funded survey work. You will be provided with in-house and external training, and gain a wealth of experience in survey work, data collection and collation, data analysis, use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), reporting and team working.

This position will be run in parallel with a second Trainee Ecologist focusing on surveys and project delivery, assisting in the delivery of wetland themed project and policy work. Candidates are welcome to submit a single application for both positions if desired; please state clearly on you application form whether you are applying for one or both roles; the closing date is the same.

Please note that the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust requires completed application forms and cannot accept CVs. Please visit their website to download their application form, or to read more about the post and skill requirements.

Contact details

Email: recruitment at hiwwt.org.uk

Phone: 01489 774400

Date March 22, 2016

Graduate Opportunities in Geomatics and Citizen Science at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario

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Graduate Opportunities in Geomatics and Citizen Science at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario

Eciting research opportunities in citizen science and geomatics are available with Dr. Colin Robertson at Wilfrid Laurier University. Dr. Robertson runs the Spatial Lab (www.thespatiallab.org) at Laurier, which focuses on spatial analysis and geographic information science, and applied ecological research. Students interested in ecological/environmental/agricultural monitoring, spatial analysis, geographic information science, or quantitative methods should apply directly to Dr. Robertson as soon as possible. The position will also include internships with local technology and/or non-profit organizations, which may require travel to Guelph and Toronto.

Please email Dr. Robertson directly (crobertson at wlu.ca) and include a CV and unofficial transcript. The student will be enrolled in the MSc Program in the Waterloo-Laurier Graduate Program in Geography (http://geograd.uwaterloo.ca/).

The spatial lab is a centre for spatial analysis and GIScience research in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. The lab has a focus on developing and applying cutting edge spatial analysis techniques to understand dynamic processes. The work in the Spatial Lab often crosses disciplinary boundaries, and staff collaborate with excellent researchers in fields from ecology, to urban planning, to computer and information science. The work of the lab lies at the interface of spatial analysis, epidemiology, and ecology.

Date March 22, 2016

Responses sought for the giCASES survey on collaboration in GIS and Technology education

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Responses sought for the giCASES survey on collaboration in GIS and Technology education

The European giCASES project is investigating how higher education institutions are working together with private companies and public administrations in the design and delivery of GIS and Technology (GIS&T) education in Europe. Therefore, giCASES would like to invite individuals and organizations from the higher education sector but also from the public and private sector to participate in a survey on collaboration between higher education institutions and other stakeholders in the design and delivery of GIS&T education.

This short survey is a unique opportunity for teachers, program coordinators but also GI professionals in the private or public sector to share their experiences with and views on collaboration in GIS&T education. In addition, the survey also aims to collect good practices in collaboration between higher education institutions and other stakeholders in the design and delivery of GIS&T education.

giCASES is a Knowledge Alliance project under the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission. The project aims to enable and strengthen innovation in GIS&T education and practice, and facilitate the collaborative creation, management and sharing of knowledge between different stakeholders. The giCASES project will develop and test new, innovative and multidisciplinary approaches to teaching, learning and knowledge management in the area of GIS&T.

The survey is the first step in the project, and will help the project partners to better understand current ways of collaboration in GIS&T education and the needs and expectations of different stakeholders regarding this collaboration. Should you have any comments or questions regarding this survey, please feel free to contact glenn.vancauwenberghe at kuleuven.be.

Date March 22, 2016

FOSS4G UK 2016: Call for Proposals

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FOSS4G UK 2016: Call for Proposals

FOSS4G UK is to be held 14-16 June at Ordnance Survey offices in Southampton. Individuals are invited to submit proposals for presentations (30 mins), workshops (2 hrs to 1 day), discussions or any other activity for FOSS4G UK. Proposals must be submitted by 30th April using this form.

FOSS4G UK will bring together open source GIS users (current and potential), developers, and supporters from the UK and beyond for two days of conferencing and a day's hackathon. There will be presentations, workshops, un-conference sessions, code sprints and plenty of socialising too. You'll find all the current details at http://uk.osgeo.org/foss4guk2016/.

Please note: registration for the conference will be open soon.

Date March 22, 2016

QGIS North England Users Group Inaugural Meeting

QGIS North England Users Group Inaugural Meeting

Location: Northumbria University
Date: Wednesday, 13 April 2016.

Potential speakers are invited to contact Dr Seraphim Alvanides ( email: s.alvanides at gmail.com ). Six 20 minute talks have been proposed for this meeting with three talks focussing on training/teaching/good practice for building up QGIS critical mass in North England at all levels (Local authorities, Citizens groups, Universities etc) and three talks presenting examples of current real-world applications of QGIS and OpenGIS from Consultancies, SMEs, Local authorities, Research etc.

Proposed Schedule

13.15 - 13.30: Introductions - Coffee available from 13.00
13.30 - 14.30: 3 x20' talks focusing on training/teaching/good practice
14.30 - 15.00: Discussion on the talks & coffee
15.00 - 16.00: 3 x20' talks presenting current real-world applications
16.00 - 16.30: Discussion on the talks & tea
16.30 - 17.00: QGIS North England UG - What next?

More details and an invitation will follow. Please visit the UK QGIS User Group website for meeting updates.

Date March 21, 2016

Vacancy: Graduate Geospatial/GIS Analyst


Vacancy: Graduate Geospatial/GIS Analyst

Location: WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Engineering Services, Bristol
Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time

Closing date: Sunday, 10 April 2016.

Job Description

WSP and Parsons Brinckerhoff have combined and are now one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. They are looking for a Graduate Geospatial (GIS) Specialist with some demonstrable experience in the spatial sciences industry to join our team of 12 specialists sitting within the national ‘Smart Consulting’ team, the role will be based in our Bristol office, the role is a permanent position.

The successful candidate will provide GIS input to projects, including spatial data analysis, database design and management, mobile data collection, maintaining a GIS web portal and encompassing elements of digital map production. In addition there will be a requirement to assist with the delivery of spatial infrastructure services and develop data services/tools to external clients as well as a focus on the internal business to drive efficiencies and innovation.  

Candidate Profile

Qualifications and Work Experience

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • a tertiary degree (at 2:1 or above) in GIS, surveying, or related field of expertise is essential with an MSc being preferable, and at least an A-level in Maths or another numerate subject;
  • practical experience of the Esri ArcGIS suite of products and alternative open source solutions;
  • competence in computer applications including Microsoft Word, Excel and Access;
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • self motivation, initiative and ability to learn and share new skills on the job;
  • meticulous attention to detail;
  • ability to work independently as well as part of a team; and
  • excellent problem solving and analytical skills.

Desirable skills include the following:

  • broad level knowledge (ideally practical experience) of ESRI ArcGIS extensions and other related software packages and the interoperability between them, i.e. Mapinfo, AutoCAD, Microstation, FME, TRACC;
  • up to date with the latest technological advances in the field;
  • experience of using Geodatabases, data cleansing and standardisation, quality checking of data;
  • experience of relational database management, GIS-based asset management and consulting experience of applying Enterprise spatial technology solutions;
  • experience of 3-D modelling; and
  • skills in application development, specifically Python, .Net, SQL and Javascript, for desktop, web and mobile environments.

If you wish to apply for this position please email your CV and cover letter to Shelley.Lawton at wspgroup.com

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Three White Rose Office Park, Millshaw Park Lane, Leeds, LS11 ODL
Tel:   +44 (0)113 395 6200
Mob: +44(0)7788 303 750

Date March 21, 2016
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