Intensive FAA Part 107 Training at UGIC 2018

TRAIN FOR YOUR UAS FAA PART 107 KNOWLEDGE TEST AT THE 2018 UGIC CONFERENCE IN VERNAL

ONLY 20 SEATS AVAILABLE
$300
TEACHER AND STUDENT DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE1

The Utah State University Aviation Program, Utah Geographic Information Council, UtahView, and the Utah State University Remote Sensing/GIS Laboratory are excited to present a two-day INTENSIVE continuing education course that will cover basic knowledge requirements to successfully complete the FAA Part 107 Knowledge Test2.

Using the ASA Test Preparation 2018 Remote Pilot Manual, USU Aviation Program instructors will cover topics including flight and ground safety, regulations, weather, national airspace, waivers, and FAA rules.

The course will be held on May 7th and 8th, as a pre-conference workshop to the annual 2018 UGIC Conference in Uintah Convention Center in Vernal, Utah.

The course will be uniquely structured to allow students access to instructors and to interact with other students for up to six weeks through the USU Canvas online course system. Additional study sessions may be scheduled after the two-day course to help students prepare for their exam. The exam must be completed in order to receive continuing education credit.

Do I need to be a member of UGIC or register for the whole conference?

No! While we would love it if you were a member of UGIC (www.ugic.org) and were registered for the conference, you don’t have to do either. You can register to take the pre-conference training only. Select the Drone Part 107 – Intensive Training Course (USU) course at registration.

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to up your UAS game! Sign up today!

REGISTER HERE!

1 Teachers and Students can receive a $150 discount. Only 10 discounts are available. Teachers, fill out this form (http://bit.ly/TeacherUGIC)  to check eligibility and apply for your discount. Students, fill out this form (http://bit.ly/StudentUGIC) to verify eligibility and apply for your discount.

2 The FAA Part 107 Knowledge Test will NOT be given as part of this course. Each student is required to schedule and complete the exam at a certified FAA testing center within five weeks. The costs associated with this course do not cover the cost of the FAA Part 107 Knowledge Test.

Questions? Contact Chris McGinty at chris.mcginty@usu.edu

GIS Analyst – Jefferson County Colorado Open Space

Jefferson County Colorado Open Space is seeking an experienced GIS Analyst 

Please apply here: https://www.jeffco.us/jobs  OPENING DATE: 03/23/18  CLOSING DATE: 04/12/18 06:00 PM

DIVISION: Open Space  DEPARTMENT: Parks

If you’re a Geographic Information System (GIS) Analyst looking for a new opportunity, then Jefferson County Open Space wants to bring to your attention a position that we currently have open. This position provides you with an opportunity to work within teams that collaborates on producing high quality results and solving complex problems. We are seeking someone that loves what they do and is motivated to share their knowledge with those that they work with.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
• Under general supervision and as a member of the Open Space GIS Team, this Analyst position is responsible for GIS services and operational support within the Jefferson County Open Space department.
The essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to:
• Fulfill GIS Team projects, tasks and programs (operations) in support of our organizational needs discussed with Team and/or supervisor.
• Promote best GIS practices, utilizing best available industry resources and team generated; workflows, standards and infrastructure.
• Collaborate by attending GIS Team and other Team meetings; provide updates on GIS Team projects, task and/or programs.
• Drives development, analysis and maintenance of operational geospatial data (i.e. boundaries, trails, natural resources, asset management, etc.) in support of the data driven decision process.
• Implements and collaborates on the production of high quality GIS-generated cartographic mapping for visitor education, meetings, presentations, etc.
• Conducts, supports and trains others on best field collection needs for data development and maintenance.
• Partners with governmental and non-governmental agencies to obtain digital data for use in projects.
• Educates staff and GIS users of various skill levels on best internal GIS operational process, infrastructure and industry resources to insure quality.

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Remote Sensing Mapping Specialist

Position Announcement – Remote Sensing Mapping Specialist
Company​: RedCastle Resources, Inc.
Title​: Remote Sensing Mapping Specialist
Location​: Salt Lake City, UT
Application Deadline​: Open until filled
Position Starts: ​As soon as feasible

Position Description: ​The Remote Sensing Mapping Specialist will work individually and as part of a team conducting
mapping projects using high and moderate resolution imagery primarily in the western US. The individual will assist in
developing and implementing image processing and GIS modeling techniques for developing terrestrial ecological units
and landscape-level vegetation applications. The mapping process consists of integrating information from vegetation,
soils, geology, terrain, and climate to develop and attribute terrestrial ecological units. Primary responsibilities include
using existing geospatial and nonspatial data for developing mapping concepts and applying concepts across large
landscapes of 2-10 million acres. This requires using multispectral imagery, automated pixel and object-orientated
image classification techniques, spatial modeling, statistical analysis, and data mining tools. The successful candidate
will have the opportunity to work on projects ranging from base-to-broad-scale projects. Occasional field work or travel
is required.

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Utah Department of Natural Resources: Senior GIS Analyst/Audio Visual Media Specialist

Salary: $19.42 – $33.41 Hourly
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Job Type: Full Time
Agency: 560 Department of Natural Resources
Job Number: 11968
Closing date and time: 5/29/2017 at 11:59 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada)

Job Description
Do you enjoy the challenge of creating complex GIS projects and databases and have some experience with audio visual equipment?  If so, the Division of Oil, Gas & Mining has the job for you! We are recruiting for a Senior GIS Analyst/Audio Visual Media Specialist to complete GIS projects and operate scanning/imaging and/or photographic, audio-visual or related equipment for the division.

Principal Duties
The Senior GIS Analyst/Audio Visual Media Specialist will:

  • use ESRI solutions to create, analyze, manage, integrate and share various spatial information and help non-GIS staff to use GIS applications
  • provide ad-hoc mapping, data and services for division business units
  • set up and operate audio/visual equipment and lighting controls for film and video productions
  • execute a process for discovering, framing, implementing and documenting the impact of effective information products
  • travel statewide to locate locations for GIS purposes and film productions
  • edit film and video productions

The Ideal Candidate
The model candidate for this position is someone who:

  • has an understanding of ESRI technology solutions and GIS best practices
  • has the ability to create, complete and maintain high level or complex GIS projects and supporting databases
  • has the ability and knowledge to operate scanning/imaging and/or photographic, audio-visual or related equipment
  • has the ability and knowledge to use sound recording equipment and videography equipment

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Reflections on the 2017 NSGIC Midyear Meeting

NSGIC’s State Caucus Meeting

Annapolis, MD: Josh Groeneveld and Kasey Hansen (UGIC Board Members)

The National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) held its Midyear Meeting in Annapolis, MD from February 27th – March 2nd.  Representatives from 27 states and the District of Columbia were in attendance to collaborate, share best practices and learn about the latest geospatial advancements, particularly in the federal space.  

NSGIC promotes the philosophy of “make it once, use it a bunch”.  There is so much value to all involved in terms of time and effort saved if we can share existing solutions and best practices.  When we have to explain what GIS is to a non-professional, we often hear things like, “Hasn’t everything already been mapped?”  

Not at all!  It was apparent at the Midyear Meeting that there are still challenges creating data in a timely fashion and sharing it with stakeholders across all levels of government. Many national data programs have been implemented for the purpose of addressing these challenges. For first-timers at NSGIC, the sheer number of programs can feel a little overwhelming (not to mention the abundance of federal acronyms!), however the purpose and goal of each program was discussed thoroughly at the meeting.  Even so, while many GIS professionals may be willing to share data, some are under legal constraints to not share data because of privacy concerns.  There are also concerns of some “shared” datasets where the authoritative agency can submit their data into a database and then never see the resulting product.  Some of the hot-button topics at the meeting were Next-Generation 911, the USGS 3D Elevation Program (3DEP), open data, and the GIS Inventory.  

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