Monday, April 7, 2014

AAUG and NPS at the Alaska Sportsmans Show


The Alaska ArcUser Group and National Park Service partnered up this year to provide three 45 minute GPS seminars at the annual Alaska Sportsmans Show.  Thanks to Chris Harrington, Chris F. and Lucas Gasek (Dowl HKM), Jean Tam, Robert Strobe and Regan Sarwas who all provided able assistance to the public.  The seminar began inside with a 10 minute overview of GPS, compass, and maps then was followed by marking various waypoints with government supplied Garmin Map76CSx personal navigation devices.  Participants also learned to combine map reading skills and magnetic compasses to find their way back home.  We hope to continue this collaboration for all future Sportsman show events.  See you next year! 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Job Posting: GIS Technician

Organization: Kenai Peninsula Borough
Location: Soldotna, AK
Closing Date: April 11, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Online Job Announcement

Under designated supervision, the GIS Technician is responsible for ongoing development and operation of the Geographic Information System including programming and documentation, graphic and related data input, and production of standard and special use GIS products.

Essential functions of this position include:
  • Researches and analyzes survey plats, deeds, titles, rights-of-way, etc.
  • Researches and obtains geographic related maps, plans and data for suitability in GIS.
  • Inputs graphic and attribute data and maintains database.
  • Prepares custom menu and macro applications for the system.
  • Provides necessary mapping and data as needed to other KPB departments (i.e. tax maps, BOE, voting maps, school district maps, EDD, maintenance, etc.).
  • Assists in electronic data transfer to outside users.
  • Assists in training other users of systems.
  • Provides information and service to the public.