Monthly Archives: January 2016

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New ArcUser Publication: GMU 3D Campus Model

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology students create a 3D model of our Fairfax campus.Their work is featured in ArcUser (Winter 2016). Congratulations Zhihang (Steven) Li, Michael Rodriguez, and Alec Zhang! Great job!

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AAG Cartography Specialty Group Master’s Thesis Research Grant

Now accepting applications for the AAG Cartography Specialty Group Master’s Thesis Research Grant, due March 15th.
Masters students enrolled full time are invited to apply for the CSG Master’s Thesis Research Grant. This grant is intended to promote scholarly research in cartography by students enrolled in Geography or a related degree program. Grants are available up to a maximum of $500 and may be used for items necessary and relevant to research, such as travel, materials, equipment, and human subject fees.

Deadlines for application are March 15, June 15, and November 1 of each year. Applications and inquiries should be directed to the CSG Non-Academic Director, Sarah Bell, at

For more information and the application form, please visit CSG Research Grant Information

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GIS/Spatial Ecology Internship at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

The Conservation GIS Lab ( at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) is seeking interns, to start immediately. The Conservation GIS Lab focuses on conservation applications of GIS and satellite remote sensing for research and management of endangered species.

Required Skills & Experience:
• A good knowledge of computers, programming and statistics.
• Basic knowledge of GIS (preferably ArcGIS or QGIS), remote sensing are desirable.
• Experience with programming software (R/Matlab/Python/etc.).

The internship includes a modest stipend and free dormitory-style housing. Internship applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and positions are available immediately. Please send letter of interest and resume to Resume should include contact information for 3 references. Include potential start date and the time period you are available for the internship in your letter.

For more information about the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science at George Mason University check: