Friday, May 22, 2015

Meeting Presentation: Conservation GIS

Presentation: Conservation GIS that Matches the Scale of Alaska
Speaker: E. Jamie Trammell, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, UAA
Date: May 20, 2015, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

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Abstract: Rapid Ecoregional Assessments (REAs) are part of the recently developed landscape approach to enhance management of public lands by the Bureau of Land Management. REAs are designed to address current and future landscapes by transcending management boundaries and synthesizing data at the ecoregional scale. REAs geospatially evaluate the condition of regionally significant ecological resources given known and expected changes due to climate change, wildfire, invasive species and human land use and development.

The Alaska Natural Heritage Program (AKNHP), in collaboration with the Scenarios Network for Alaska and Arctic Planning (SNAP) and Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), are performing REAs in three regions across Alaska (Yukon-Kuskokwim, Central Yukon, and the North Slope). This presentation will highlight some of the seamless GIS datasets created as part of the REAs. Also highlighted will be the various ways in which this data is, and will be, available to GIS users statewide.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Job Posting: GIS Department Coordinator

Organization: Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Location: Juneau, Alaska
Closing Date: May 18, 2015 at 5:00 PM Alaska Time

Online Job Announcement

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is recruiting for a GIS Coordinator to oversee our interactive mapping of the most beautiful geography on Earth.  This position offers an incredible opportunity to participate in establishing GIS for the State of Alaska.

DEC is looking for a motivated, self-directed, and technically adept individual to serve as the Department GIS Coordinator.  This position administers and manages the department Map/GIS servers, and coordinates the department’s GIS efforts internally and with external agencies.  The position is responsible for setting Department GIS policies, standards and best practices.  Key responsibilities include the following particulars.

  • Administration of MS SQL Server, ArcSDE geodatabase servers;
  • Maintaining the DEC ArcGIS Online Organizational website;
  • Conducting Department-wide GIS integration and planning;
  • Providing technical support services;
  • Project management and consultation;
  • Representing the Department in interagency GIS collaboration and geospatial sharing efforts; and
  • Providing back-up for the Department Database Administrator.

Not only does this position offer the opportunity to get in on ground-floor efforts to develop GIS for the State of Alaska (it is said that Mars is better mapped than Alaska) you also get to live in Juneau.  Juneau is a great place to live with spectacular scenery, plentiful outdoor activities, and wonderful people.

For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager at the following:

Name: Greg Light