The Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance (IEDA) data facility aims to, “support, sustain, and advance the geosciences by providing data services for observational geoscience data from the ocean, earth, and polar sciences.” The IEDA, which is funded by the US National Science Foundation, is headed by staff at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. On this website, you will find a number of data repositories and data syntheses, which are collections of data sets with a shared area of investigation. Data repositories include information in the fields of Antarctic science, marine geology and geophysics, and geochronology. You can also download the free GeoMapApp, which is a free software tool for creating data visualization. Check it out!
ECORP Consulting is looking for a GIS Specialist to fill a position at their San Diego office. However, for the right candidate they would also consider their Santa Ana or Redlands offices. Click here for more info and to apply.
Hot off the press … 2017 URISA GIS Salary Survey. Some highlights:
- Majority employed in government
- Job titles included Director of GIS/GIO, GIS Manager, GIS Coordinator, GIS Specialist, GIS Programmer, GIS Analyst, and GIS Technician
- Job title salaries ranged from $98,696 to $47,225. Business/Consultants ranged from $103,833 to $114,097
- Having a GISP badge averaged $76,632 while not having one averaged $66,550
- Most respondents held a bachelor’s degree and most in GIS and Geography
- About two-thirds were male
Check out the preview report here.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Enjoy this year’s Christmas Card Map! -mike
If you are looking for last minute “map” type gifts. Check out this site!
Whether you are an ArcGIS Online subscriber or an ArcGIS Hub user, you can launch an open data site in 3 steps, which include configuring and designing the site and making it public. Check out ESRI’s post about it here.
The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library, offering access to the creative record of the United States—and extensive materials from around the world—both on-site and online. It is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.
The Library of Congress is seeking applicants for its 2018 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program, a 10-week paid fellowship for undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning more about the work done at the largest library in the world.
From exploring new ways to support digital scholars, developing new preservation techniques and curating historical materials to making veterans histories more accessible, the 2018 Junior Fellows will work on a wide range of special projects under the mentorship of Library staff from June 4 through Aug. 10, 2018.
Junior Fellows will have the opportunity to explore a broad spectrum of library operations, including: public engagement, educational outreach, digital communications, collection processing, preservation, standards-setting, copyright and information management. Junior Fellows will also be encouraged to participate in professional-development opportunities designed to enhance their summer experiences including special tours, lectures and forums. A stipend is provided to participants.
And yes, you will be exposed to historical maps as well! For more information and to apply, visit the LOC internship announcement. Deadline is January 26, 2018.