The USGIF Scholarship Program endeavors to support students with innovative ideas for problem-solving with Geospatial Science and Technology. Last year the Foundation awarded $107,000 to 25 recipients and plans to award at least $100,000 for the 2014 program. High school recipients are awarded $2,000 per scholarship and all others are awarded $5,000 each. Since 2004, USGIF has awarded $584,000 in scholarship funding to promising students in the geospatial intelligence field.
Students studying in fields such as geography, political science, physics, computer science, engineering, biology, anthropology, sociology or any field in the natural and social sciences are encouraged to apply. Through the USGIF Scholarship Program, the Foundation strives to communicate to students the breadth and power of GEOINT in serving national, global and human security interests.
Scholarship recipients are chosen based on their academic and professional excellence in a field related to the geospatial intelligence tradecraft.
Students studying geospatial intelligence or any related field are encouraged to submit their applications by the April 25, 2014 deadline.
Graduating high school seniors, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students can download applications at http://usgif.org/education/scholarships.
We are currently looking for a one year AmeriCorps GIS Analyst to support the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement headquarters in Washington D.C. Qualifications: Recently graduated student or graduating in the spring of 2014 in the field of Geography, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science or related degree. Applicant must reside in the Washington DC area or is willing to relocate to Washington D.C. at his/her own expense (No Relocation Cost will be provided)
If you are interested in applying, send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
$30.00 registration fee
INSA’s Intelligence Champions Council is partnering with the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) to host the first Speed Mentoring event of 2014 on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, beginning at 5:30 pm at the Marriott Key Bridge, Arlington, VA. Ellen McCarthy, NGA Chief Operating Officer will keynote the program. Before joining NGA she served as the president of INSA. Prior to joining INSA in 2008, she was Director of the Human Capital Management Office (HCMO) and the Acting Director of Security within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (OUSD(I)).
The Speed Mentoring Event is an opportunity to build connections among students, young professionals, and more experienced mentors in the intelligence and national security communities. These events are energizing for both the young professionals as well as the senior mentors and provide both groups with the opportunity to meet and learn from new people. Last year, more than 200 mentees attended similar INSA and USGIF events to hear advice, listen to experiences and to network with members of the intelligence community as well as with one other. As a result of the very favorable response to last year’s events conducted by both INSA and USGIF, we expect even greater participation at this year’s collaborative event
This job is with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Survey
“A GIS analyst position is now open and posted on USAJOBS. It’s a GS9/11 with promotion potential to GS13. We are looking for someone with a GIS, Stats, or Econ background or of that ilk. If you know of anyone who might be interested ….please forward. It closes on March 13th.
Next-generation Multispectral LiDAR solution for shallow water surveys
from: GeoInformatics.com 2-24-2014
Leica Geosystems and Airborne Hydrography AB announced the availability of CHIROPTERA II, an innovative LiDAR solution for topographic mapping and shallow water surveying in depths of up to 15 metres. The system simultaneously captures the full waveform in both the 35 kHz bathymetric channel and the 500 kHz topographic channel to provide high-detail maps for environmental and coastal monitoring, infrastructure planning, and other near-shore applications. Read more here.
From: The AtlanticCities.com by Sarah Goodyear Feb 27, 2014
2013 bike crashes that resulted in injuries reported to the police.
The New York Police Department doesn’t make it easy to crunch the city’s traffic fatality and injury numbers, releasing the data in a PDF format that’s difficult for developers to use. A group called betaNYC has been pushing the cops to make their data machine-readable, and new mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero plan might help their case.
In the meantime, it’s up to some hard-working data nerds to liberate the information locked inside the files. One civic-minded hacker named John Krauss has been scraping the data from the monthly PDF releases and making it available to anyone on the NYPD Crash Data Band-Aid. Krauss runs a site called NYC Crashmapper, where you can play around with a map that displays crashes by date, what type of user was involved, and severity of crash. Click here to continue.
Open Technology Institute
Map the broadband adoption rates in, say, San Antonio, and a pattern emerges that closely reflects the region’s socioeconomic geography. Households in and around the downtown business district overwhelmingly have broadband. But just west of Interstates 10 and 35, in the adjacent neighborhoods that are home to many of the city’s Hispanic poor, fewer than 20 percent of households do. Click here to read more.
MOOCs, Maps, and the Geospatial Revolution – Sharing the digital classroom with 48,000 students
ast year saw the emergence of the first Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) focused on geospatial topics. Developed at Penn State, Maps and the Geospatial Revolution enrolled over 48,000 students from 150+ countries. In addition to offering a new (free) way to access skills and knowledge, MOOCs also change how students engage with educators and course materials.
In this webinar you will learn
- how MOOCs differ from other forms of education
- what MOOCs can offer geospatial professionals
- how MOOCs challenge the traditional role of the geospatial educator