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Seeking volunteers for State of the Map US event in Seattle

What: State of the Map US 2016 conference. This year’s theme is “Building Community“, and volunteering will provide an excellent entry point for university students to connect with the diverse and dynamic OpenStreetMap community. Where: Seattle University, Seattle, Washington When: July 23-25, 2016 Why: Volunteer 3 hours per day in exchange for free registration! Attending State of the Map30

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Educational Engagement through Google Maps, Earth and Street View

JOHN BAILEY MARCH 23, 2016 1:30PM EXPL 3301 Title Educational Engagement through Google Maps, Earth and Street View Abstract A decade ago the idea of being able to view your house, in an image capture by a satellite, on a phone, was pure science fiction. Yet now it is normal for a child to grow30

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Participate: Thunder Clap Tweet: Thursday, March 10th @ 4:00pm EST

Please participate this Thursday and encourage others as well… Thunder Clap Tweet: Thursday, March 10th @ 4:00pm EST The #AAGmapathon will provide a 1st for all — a 3 day Mapathon @theAAG! aagmapathon.org @MapGive @GGSDepartment (There is enough room here to add your own hashtag or twitter handle to the end if you want.)

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Management Analyst I – Fairfax County

Management Analyst I – Research Assistant Job Announcement Closes March 18, 2016 EMPLOYER: Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services HOURS: 16 to 20 hours per week – this is an exempt temporary position not to exceed 900 hours/year COMPENSATION: $23.54/hour, no benefits Please submit resumes to: Anne.Cahill@fairfaxcounty.gov DEFINITION: Under direct supervision, performs professional-level30

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Dr. Fuhrmann gives Yi-Fu Lecture: Unfolding the Map

This week, Dr. Fuhrmann will give a Yi-Fu Tuan Lecture at the Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin, Madison. The Yi-Fu Lecture Series features a wide variety of U.S. and international guest lecturers from all geographic disciplines. Lecturers at these Friday seminars also often speak at brown-bag lunches, one-on-one student sessions, and breakfast meetings with30

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Full-Time Employment Opportunities at U.S. Census Bureau

The Population Division of the U.S. Census Bureau has employment opportunities for qualified graduates in geography and related fields. The application deadline for this posting is February 10, 2016. We are looking for well-qualified people with advanced training in geographic information systems, population geography or demography, remote sensing/satellite image analysis, and urban geography, among other30

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AAG Mapathon – Volunteers Needed

If you are going to the AAG Annual Meeting in San Fransisco this Spring, please come to the first ever Mapathon organized to disrupt this conference!  If you have some experience working with OSM, we also encourage you to consider serving as a volunteer for the mapping activities during this event. The effort is organized30

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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! Read article: http://www.esri.com/esri-news/arcuser/winter-2016/creating-a-3d-campus-scene-using-esri-cityengine

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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 a30

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GIS/Spatial Ecology Internship at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

The Conservation GIS Lab (https://nationalzoo.si.edu/SCBI/ConservationGIS/projects/) 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 knowledge30

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