Category Archives: Education

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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 Map US offers many opportunities to connect with other mappers, learn how to work with OpenStreetMap data, and hack on the latest OpenStreetMap improvements. This would be a great networking opportunity to connect with other OpenStreetMap users from an amazing ecosystem of enthusiast mappers, businesses, government agencies, and non profits, all collaborating around the free and editable map of the world.

How: Apply to be a conference volunteer by filling out this volunteer form. If selected, you will be asked to participate in a virtual training session one week prior to the conference. In exchange for your agreement to volunteer, we will send you a registration code to get your free registration for SOTM US 2016.

Deadline: Thursday, June 16 at 11:59 pm PST.

Note on accommodations: inexpensive lodging is available on-site at Seattle University.

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Educational Engagement through Google Maps, Earth and Street View


MARCH 23, 2016


EXPL 3301


Educational Engagement through Google Maps, Earth and Street View


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 grow up knowing what their home town looks like from space. Since Google Maps and Google Earth were released in 2005, they have revolutionized how we view and explore the World. Along with Google Street View, these applications provide an an ever expanding global dataset of mapped streets, 3D terrain, satellite and ground level imagery.

More importantly they provide user friendly ways to view these data. Now anyone with an internet connection and web-browsing device can become an armchair explorer of Planet Earth.

Join us as John Bailey, the program manager for Geo Education on the Google Earth Outreach team demonstrates how Google’s Geospatial Tools can be used to navigate and tell stories about the world around us.

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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 other specialties.

Salaries reflect experience and the level of education completed. All positions require U.S. citizenship.

Employment opportunities are permanent, full-time positions at Census HQ in the Washington, DC, area. Census HQ is located next to a subway station.

Openings for permanent positions offer qualified applicants an opportunity to work on a range of projects, including: analyzing the geographic distribution of population globally and in the U.S.; producing population estimates for other countries and studying their demographic characteristics at various geographic scales; developing image processing and analysis methodologies for high-resolution population mapping; geo-demographic activities using statistical units such as metropolitan areas, counties, states, and their foreign equivalents; and writing analytical reports.

This is an exciting time for the U.S. Census Bureau, and specifically the Population Division. Please forward this email to students, recent graduates, and colleagues who may be interested in working at the Census Bureau. For more information about the agency, including position opportunities, look under “About Us” on our website at

To apply for the openings, please visit USAJOBS no later than February 10, 2016:

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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.

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Geospatial Interns – Population Division of the U.S. Census Bureau

The Population Division of the U.S. Census Bureau is hiring several paid geospatial interns for work during the current school year and this summer. Specialization in one or more of the following skills would be great: GIS, remote sensing/satellite imagery analysis, programming/scripting, population geography, curriculum development, web mapping, and database administration.

The interns’ work will be domestic or internationally-focused. We have several exciting new and ongoing projects that will provide excellent experience working for the federal government and gaining practical skills. Interns would also have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to our mission. See the websites below for more info about what we do:

– International Programs:

– Global Population Mapping & Spatial Analysis:

Here is the job announcement. Application deadline is December 9:

If interested, please read the requirements in the announcement closely. At a minimum, all applicants must be 1) U.S. citizens, 2) active students with at least a 3.0 GPA, and 3) have completed at least 4 years of higher education.

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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.


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:

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New GIS Workshop Series – Data Services Lab – Fenwick Library

The Data Services Lab in Fenwick Library is offering new workshops this semester for ArcGIS such as, ArcGIS Online (October 9), Using Python for ArcGIS (October 21), and Introduction to Web-mapping (October 22). The descriptions and detailed schedules are available at and

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