Humanitarian Mapping NEPAL the WEDNESDAY

UPDATED: Intro to OSM for Humanitarian Response + Mapping for Nepal

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015, 6:30 PM

American Red Cross
2025 E St NW Washington, DC

168 Map hackers Went

UPDATE 4/26: We have changed the venue and RE-OPENED RSVPs / removed the cap to accommodate as many interested volunteers and those hoping to learn more about HOTOSM. We hope you can join us to to dive in and help with emergency humanitarian assistance following this weekend’s devastating earthquake in Nepal. This event will be co-hosted by our f…

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Top 10 Things To Know about ArcGIS online

1 It’s Included with ArcGIS for Desktop

An ArcGIS Online subscription comes with every ArcGIS for Desktop license that is current on maintenance. Activate your ArcGIS Online account to access rich, ready-to-use content.

2 You Activate ArcGIS Pro through Your ArcGIS Online Account

To access ArcGIS Pro, you’ll need an ArcGIS Online named user account. ArcGIS Pro licenses are assigned and managed through ArcGIS Online. With ArcGIS Pro, you can design in 3D as well as 2D and work with multiple displays and layouts. You can publish your maps directly to ArcGIS Online and view them in the Scene viewer. Because ArcGIS Pro is a 64-bit app, it processes data faster than ever.

3 ArcGIS Online Provides All Kinds of Content

Looking for basemaps, imagery, elevation, or other data? ArcGIS Online includes a vast collection of maps and data from Esri and thousands of organizations from around the world. With the award-winning Living Atlas of the World, you can explore demographic, business, landscape, climate, and other types of maps. Esri Demographics adds contextual information about a location, such as population, household, and spending data. You can access Esri Demographics in ArcGIS Online using the Enrich Layer tool.

4 One Subscription Provides Access to Productivity Apps on Multiple Devices

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2015 Undergraduate Geospatial Technology Skills Competition

Deadline is June 12, 2015

Win a trip to the GIS-Pro & NWGIS 2015 Conference*!

The GeoTech Center and URISA are pleased to announce the 2015 Undergraduate Geospatial Technology Skills Competition, created to showcase the geospatial technology skills of U.S. undergraduate students. The competition website has been updated to include all competition rules, judging criteria, and the official entry form.

Projects will be judged on categories including project design, organization, analysis, and overall presentation quality. An official rubrichas been made available. All materials must be submitted no later than midnight Eastern Time on Friday, June 12, 2015.

The initial round of the competition will be judged by a panel of experienced geospatial specialists, and the combined scores from all judges will determine the top five (5) student finalists. These finalists will receive an all-expense-paid* trip to the GIS-Pro & NWGIS 2015international conference in Spokane, WA on October 1822, 2015, where they will be required to present their project during the final round of the competition (judges will determine their final place ranking at this time).

To enter the competition, students must submit the following along with their entry form:

  • a 150-250 word abstract that describes their project, demonstrating their knowledge and proficiency of geospatial technology and
  • a no-longer-than 10 minute video (check out the competition website for video tips and requirements).


Students who are at least 18 years old and currently enrolled during Spring 2015 in a geospatial technology course (e.g., geographic information systems, remote sensing, GPS/GNSS, etc.) or geospatial technology program at an accredited 2-year or 4-year U.S. institution are eligible to enter. Applicant must reside in the U.S. Only one entry allowed per student and only individual student submissions allowed (no group projects). Questions regarding eligibility can be directed to either Tom Mueller at or Scott Jeffrey

*Paid expenses include airfare, vehicle mileage, hotel, meals (set per-diem rate), travel to/from hotel and airport, and other travel-related items approved in advance by the GeoTech Center Director. Students must follow the Jefferson Community and Technical College (JCTC) travel regulations and use JCTC’s official travel agent. Advanced approval of travel, along with all required travel forms, must be received 30 days prior to the event. Complimentary conference registration will be provided by URISA.

10th Annual Loudoun County GIS Forum (Wed, May 6, 2015)

This is a great event each year.  And a super opportunity to network with folks who “do GIS” for a living.  AND, you can enter your favorite map (maybe your term project?) in the mapping contest.  I hope to see you there!

Click the link below for more info and registration materials.

Tenth Annual Loudoun GIS Forum Registration Documents 2015 FINALS

GIS Program Head, Northern Virginia Community College

Job Title 9 Month Teaching Faculty -GIS (Loudoun)
Department Communication and Human Studies-
Posting Number 01161P
Campus Loudoun, VA – 20164-8699
Full or Part Time Full Time
Position End Date (if temporary)
Required Travel
Relocation Covered
Base Pay $47,465.00 – $72,984.00

Position Summary Information

Basic Function The primary responsibility of a faculty member in the Virginia Community College System shall be to provide quality instruction for the students. The major emphasis shall be on good teaching by working with students in classrooms, laboratories, individual conferences, and related activities—to help the
student develop their interests and abilities to their fullest capacity to become a better person, a better worker, and a better citizen.
Duties and Responsibilities Duties include teaching courses in GIS as well as overseeing the entire GIS progam, chairing the GIS Advisory Board, developing connections with business partners, and community outreach. Duties also include growing enrollment in the program and expansion of online courses.
Minimum Qualifications Applicants must have Master’s Degree in Geospatial Information Systems or Master’s with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching field. College level teaching experience and/or relevant work experience. Ability to use instructional technologies. Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and oral/written communication skills. The successful candidate must be willing to teach a combination of day, evening, weekend, and online classes with the ability to be flexible to work at any of the College’s locations. Successful completion and passing of a criminal background check is required.
Preferred Qualifications Doctorate in Geospatial Information Systems.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Demonstrated teaching ability at the community college level and/or four-year college level; outstanding command of instructional technologies; ability to speak and write well; demonstrated commitment to advising students; experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at NOVA.
Operation of a State Vehicle No

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 03/26/2015
Close Date 04/16/2015