Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Job Posting: Seasonal Cartographic Technician

Organization: National Park Service
Position Type: Full-Time Temporary
Duration: Approximately April through October 2020
Location: Multiple Locations in Alaska
Closing Date: January 17, 2020 at 11:59 PM (EST)

Online Announcement for AK-1537-AKRO-20-10619780-DE

These positions are located in the Resources Division in: Please visit find a park or the links above for additional park information.

The typical seasonal period is April through October, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding. Anticipated Entry on Duty: April or May 2020.

  • Visits field sites to gather information using accepted Global Position System (GPS) surveying and mapping techniques including both mapping grade and surveying grade Real Time Kinematic (RTK) projects.
  • Prepares digital and hardcopy mapping and information products for park needs with required tasks including (nut no limited to) field data collection, spatial analysis, LIDAR processing, creating 3D geospatial datasets/representations, geo-referencing and cartographic production.
  • Prepares and maintains digital and hardcopy versions of data and data histories (meeting FGDC metadata standards).
  • Assists in the design and development of GPS data dictionaries, spatial data inventories and field collection planning for seasonal natural resources, cultural resources and facility management projects.
  • Assists park staff in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software and analysis, helps train staff in field GPS techniques and in integration of field data into geospatial information.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit the required documents as described on the Online Announcement link above. For more information, contact the HR Assistant at 907-644-3828 or via email at with questions about the position.

New Server for AK DNR's Public Services

We would like to announce we have a new ArcGIS Server to host DNR’s public services. We have to retire our old server by January 31st, which we understand isn’t very long to get services transferred. However, we need to try to push that direction quickly since the software on the server is outdated.

The new services tree is found here:

Along with the server change, we also restructured our services tree. Please take a moment to find the services you use within our new structure. Most of our services fall under Open Data, which we serve out to our Open Data site here:

We found the ArcGIS Online Assistant helpful in updating web map URL’s. The ArcGIS Online Assistant can be found here:

If you have any questions or need assistance finding a service, please contact Erin Palmer or Belinda Jerger know and we would be happy to help.