Monthly Archives: November 2015

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Mapathon and MapOff

On Friday, November 20th, George Mason University’s Geography and Geoinformation Department will host a Mapathon where mappers will choose from various impactful mapping projects that create open data to help the humanitarian and development community. We will be able to share the work we accomplish and look at each other’s mapping contribution. The mapping events are supported by Missing Maps, NOVA Community College, ASPRS Student Club, USAID, Peace Corps, National Geographic, and MapGive.

 

Friday, November 20th, 4pm-8pm, 2nd floor of Exploratory Hall, George Mason University, Fairfax Campus.

Get your free tickets now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/george-mason-university-mapathon-tickets-19043886778


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GIS Day 2015 is coming to Mason

Career and internship fair, distinguished speakers and presentations, geoinformation technology demonstrations, student map competition, student poster competition and much, much more! Come to the GIS Day at Mason: Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 10AM-2PM, Center for the Arts, Fairfax Campus, George Mason University.

Check out the GIS Day program: https://cos.gmu.edu/ggs/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2015/11/GIS-Day-2015-poster-24-36.fw_.png


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AAG Seeks Interns for Spring, Summer Semesters

The AAG seeks interns on a year-round basis for the spring, summer, and fall semesters.

Interns participate in most AAG programs and projects such as education, outreach, research, website, publications, or the Annual Meeting. The AAG also arranges for interns to accompany different AAG staff on visits to related organizations or events of interest during the course of their internship. A monthly stipend of $500 is provided and interns are expected to make their own housing and related logistical arrangements. Enrollment in a Geography or closely related program is preferred but not a prerequisite for these opportunities.

Applications

Applicants should forward a resume, brief writing sample, and three references to Candida Mannozzi, cmannozzi [at] aag [dot] org

More information on internships at the AAG is also available on the Jobs & Careers section of the AAG website at: http://www.aag.org/internships


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Geoinformation Science Career Panel, 2015

You are invited to George Mason’s Geoinformation Science Career Panel, 2015! Local GIS managers, career advisors, GIScientists from the federal and private sector with hiring experience will inform you about their careers, organizations, and what they look for in job or internship applicants. Participants will discuss trends in the industry want they mean for job market preparations. The Q&A session and following reception will provide many opportunities to interact with the panelists. So, come and get great advice about how to launch or reinvigorate your geospatial career!

The Geoinformation Science career panelists will be:

Name Affiliation
Maurice Rioux City of Fairfax
Michael Liddle Fairfax County
Harsh Govind DigitalGlobe
Stephen C Lowe U.S. Department of Agriculture
Kim Bellamy University Career Services
Max Baber USGIF

 

When: Thursday, November 12th, from 4:30pm to 6pm

Where: Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science Event Space, 2nd floor, Exploratory Hall

The Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science will be providing snacks, so bring questions and room for a bite!


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