Local GIS Jobs This Week

Looks like internships are heating up for the summer!

Historic Preservation Intern – City of West Hollywood

GIS Technician – APR Consulting, Rosemead

Intern – SCAG, Los Angeles

Student Intern – Patriot Group, Los Angeles

Summer Intern – SCE, Westminster

Planning Intern – City of Pico Rivera

GIS Intern – Burns & McDonnell, Brea

Environmental/Geotechnical/Geology Internship – Langan Engineering, Irvine

ESRI Internships – ESRI, Redlands

Seismic Hazard Maps and Data

With what is happening in Nepal and surrounding areas, earthquakes might be on your mind right now, especially if you live and work in SoCal.  Here are some maps, data, and resources you can check out.

USGS Seismic Hazard Maps and Data
usgsearthquake

USGS Latest Earthquakes
usgslatestearthquakes

USGS ShakeMaps
usgsshakemap

Caltech Southern California Earthquake Data Center
caltechearthquakes

California Seismic Hazard Zonation Program
calgeohazzones

American Red Cross PrepareSocal
redcrossdisastermap

Global Seismic Hazard Map (1999)

JPEG and PDF versions.

Please post in the comments if you want to share your favorite earthquake sites.

Storytelling With Maps Contest

Once again ESRI is encouraging mappers everywhere who harness the power of GIS technology to enter the ESRI Storytelling with Maps Contest.

Submissions will be judged on a range of factors. Each Story Map selected will combine design, user experience, impact, and overall creativity with an interesting and engaging story.

ESRI will award first, second, and third place prizes in five categories:

  • Travel/Destinations/Recreation
  • Infrastructure/Planning/Government
  • Science/Technology/Education
  • Culture/History/Events
  • Conservation/Environment/Sustainability

One grand prize will be awarded to the best overall Story Map entry, as determined by the contest judges. Here are the prizes:

  • Grand Prize/Best Overall: A one-year ArcGIS Online subscription for five users plus a plaque and a certificate
  • First Prize: A GoPro camera plus a plaque and a certificate
  • Second Prize: A copy of the ESRI Press book Cartographica Extraordinaire: The Historical Map Transformed plus a plaque and a certificate
  • Third Prize: A copy of the ESRI Press book Cartographica Extraordinaire: The Historical Map Transformed plus a plaque and a certificate

All entries must make use of one of the ESRI Story Map apps. Entries may be hosted in ArcGIS Online or on another server. Contest participants may and are encouraged to customize the Story Map apps to suit their needs.

Submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. (PDT) on June 8. Winners and their Story Map entries will be unveiled at the 2015 ESRI User Conference.

Enter the contest and get full contest details at esri.com/storytellingwithmaps. Discover more about ESRI Story Map apps at storymaps.arcgis.com.

Submissions will be judged on a range of factors. Each Story Map selected will combine design, user experience, impact, and overall creativity with an interesting and engaging story.

EarthWorks

This one came across my desk and I thought it was interesting to share:

Stanford University Libraries is introducing EarthWorks, their new geospatial data discovery application. EarthWorks allows you to discover and download GIS data and maps from a variety of institutions.

The software is built on top of the open-source project GeoBlacklight, which adds geospatial capabilities to the widely used discovery system Project Blacklight. GeoBlacklight is the product of an ongoing software collaboration between MIT, Princeton, and Stanford. Contributions and collaborators are most welcome!  GeoBlacklight can be used on its own, or as part of GeoHydra, an emerging suite of tools for managing geospatial data assets within a Hydra data repository. For more information about GeoHydra, please see the interest group wiki.

Metadata sharing for EarthWorks is enabled through collaboration with the OpenGeoPortal project and the new OpenGeoMetadata initiative.

EarthWorks also uses GeoMonitor to monitor the availability of data being provided by the network of collaborating institutions.

Questions about EarthWorks, GeoBlacklight, GeoMonitor, or how we collaborate with OpenGeoMetadata can be directed to geoblacklight-working-group@googlegroups.com .

Upcoming related meetings and events:

Open Repositories June 8 – 11, 2015 Indianapolis, IN ,USA

Hands on GeoBlacklight Workshop ESRI Education GIS Conference July 18-21, 2015 San Diego, CA, USA

“GeoBlacklight, a New Discovery Platform for Geospatial Data” lightning talk ESRI User Conference July 20 – 24, 2015 San Diego, CA, USA

“Preservation and discovery for GIS data” presentation HydraConnect September 21 – 24 2015, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA – Hydra Geospatial Interest Group

Local GIS Jobs This Week

Planning Technician – City of Newport Beach

GIS Coordinator – West Valley Water District, Rialto

Senior IT GIS Analyst – MWD, Los Angeles

LiDAR System Operator – LIDAR America, Anaheim

GIS Team Lead – SoCal Gas, Los Angeles

Planning Intern – City of Pico Rivera

GIS Specialist – Reb Bull, Santa Monica

GIS Technician – SWCA, Pasadena

College Intern – Service Planning Intern – Long Beach Transit

Aviation Planner – HNTB, Los Angeles