Spatial Uncertainty: Data, Modeling, and Communication (RO3) Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support innovative research that identifies sources of spatial uncertainty (i.e., inaccuracy or instability of spatial or geographic information) in public health data, incorporates the inaccuracy or instability into statistical methods, and develops novel tools to visualize the nature and consequences of spatial uncertainty.
The annual CaGIS (Cartography and Geographic Information Science) student scholarship awards have been announced. There is an award for masters students and an award for doctoral students who are pursing cartography or GIScience research. To apply, each student must complete an application form (available on the CaGIS student scholarship webpage), a 400-word statement of educational objectives, a digital transcript of coursework, and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member. These materials must be emailed to no later than 5:00 p.m. EST January 18th 2015.
Graduate students are encouraged to apply for these awards. This is an excellent opportunity for a graduate student to receive recognition for their cartographic or GIScience research.
Masters students enrolled full time are invited to apply for the CSG Master’s Thesis Research Grants. These grants are intended to promote scholarly research in cartography by students enrolled in Geography or a related degree program. Grants are available up to a maximum of $500 and may be used for items necessary and relevant to research, such as travel, materials, equipment, and human subject fees.
Deadlines for application are March 15, June 15, and November 15 of each year. Applications and inquiries should be directed to the CSG Non-Academic Director, .
This year’s UW-Madison GIS Day event will be held on Wednesday, November 19th in the Varsity Hall (second floor) in Union South on campus from 9am to 4pm.
Highlights for this year’s event will include two keynote presentations, six speakers, and exhibits. The event is free and open to the public!
During the breaks, participants can explore the map gallery and various exhibits that will be stationed in the area, and network with other geospatial professionals and newcomers.
We are encouraging exhibitors (including university departments, government agencies, private businesses, and non-profit organizations) to join us in this educational effort. If you are interested in exhibiting or participating in some way please contact at 608/263-4371.
The Dept. of Geography, Environment and Society at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus has a tenture-track Assistant Professor opening in GIS. Review of the applications begins Sept. 1, 2014 and the position can start as early as January 2015.
For questions about the application process, please contact the department administrator, Glen Powell, at or 612-625-6080. For questions about the position, contact either Steven Manson at or Kathy Klink at . Both can be reached at 612-625-6080.
The entire GIS community is asked to help develop this important profile of GIS professional activities and compensation by participating in the 2014 URISA (Urban and Regional Information Systems Association) GIS Salary Survey by July 31, 2014.
URISA conducts a periodic comprehensive Salary Survey for GIS Professionals. The first Survey was conducted in 1998, with subsequent editions published in 2003, 2007 and in 2011.
The data is currently being collected for the 2014 survey with results expected later this year. As in the past, an Executive Summary will be available on the URISA website for FREE and a comprehensive analysis of the results will be available for purchase.
In addition to salary data presented according to job title, employer type and geographical region, the survey delves into:
How have salary levels changed over the years?
Have GIS departments increased in size?
What non-technical skills are required?
What GIS software proficiencies are necessary?
What benefits do organizations typically offer?
How frequent do GIS professionals change jobs and are job changes within the same sector?
How long is the average workweek?
How has GIS certification impacted salaries?
Are GIS professionals actively pursuing continuing education?
… and much more
The online questionnaire will be active until July 31 and the entire GIS community is invited to participate. The information collected will not be used for additional purposes, nor will URISA seek to personally identify participants nor connect any individuals with specific responses. Results will be presented according to various groupings (by job title, region, type of organization, etc.).
Participants may elect to enter a drawing for one of TEN $100 discount coupons good for any URISA event or product purchase, upon completion of the questionnaire.
Masters students enrolled full time are invited to apply for the Association of American Geographers Cartography Specialty Group (AAG/CSG) Master’s Thesis Research Grants. These grants are intended to promote scholarly research in cartography by students enrolled in Geography or a related degree program. Grants are available up to a maximum of $500 and may be used for items necessary and relevant to research, such as travel, materials, equipment, and human subject fees.
deadlines for application are March 15, June 15, and November 1 of each year. Applications and inquiries should be directed to the CSG Non-Academic Director, .
The Geospatial Semantics Workshop and GeoVoCamp will be held at the Pyle Center on June 2-3, 2014. The workshop has two (interleaved) parts: one part will have speakers talking about semantics and applications and the other part will be a GeoVoCamp in which people break into groups.