GIS Specialist Position

Insignia Environmental is looking to fill an immediate opening in their downtown Palo Alto, San Francisco, or Encinitas office for a full-time GIS Specialist.

The GIS Specialist is responsible for obtaining, organizing, and mapping GIS data, identifying efficient methods for and implementing data analysis, and ensuring consistency, accuracy, and quality in all GIS work. Keeps apprised of latest software updates and GIS analysis techniques. Supports all staff in preparing deliverables.

For more info and to apply, click here.

ArcGIS User Seminar

ESRI will be holding ArcGIS User Seminars where you will learn how to be more effective with ArcGIS and get a close look at what’s new in version 10.5.  You’ll return to the office with practical tips and skills to use right away, including:

  • Collect authoritative data faster
  • Use and pair ArcGIS apps
  • Communicate with spatial analysis
  • Develop and share insights from your data
  • Improve collaboration

Register today to save your seat for the ArcGIS User Seminar.

Street Trees Interactive Map

If you are a tree lover or interested in urban spaces, you will want to check out Jill Hubley’s interactive map of New York City Street Trees by Species. You can choose to zoom in on a particular neighborhood (or even block) to learn about the particular tree species in that area. Alternatively, you may conduct a search for a particular species to see where that species is distributed across the city.


Cartographic Grounds

Mapping has been one of the most fertile areas of exploration for architecture and landscape in the past few decades. While documenting this shift in representation from the material and physical description toward the depiction of the unseen and often immaterial, Cartographic Grounds by Jill Desimini and Charles Waldheim takes a critical view toward the current use of data mapping and visualization and calls for a return to traditional cartographic techniques to reimagine the manifestation and manipulation of the ground itself.  Continue reading