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ACC STEM students present at the National Sustainable Design Expo

posted Apr 27, 2015, 11:24 AM by Mary Booth

Austin Community College (ACC) STEM students presented their design for a solar-powered water disinfection system at the National Sustainable Design Expo on April 11 in Old Town Alexandria, VA. The EPA awarded ACC a $15,000 grant to help research and design a product that allows greywater to be reused. The low-cost, energy-efficient, and nontoxic system uses ultraviolet solar radiation to disinfect household water known as greywater for reuse in irrigation. The science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students spent six months designing and building five prototype. Kristine Lilly (current ACC STEM student and former ACC GIS student) was the project manager for this ACC-STEM Scholarship group. Congratulations to Kristine and her team for a job well done! For more on this exciting opportunity, please see

GIS Internships and Part-Time Positions

posted Apr 22, 2015, 8:21 AM by Sean Moran   [ updated Apr 22, 2015, 9:56 AM ]

A number of employers in the Austin metro area are hiring GIS interns or part-time positions. These are great opportunities to get your foot in the door and add some documented work experience to your resume. Click on the links below for more information and to apply for one or more of these positions.

2015 Storytelling with Maps Contest Now Open

posted Apr 21, 2015, 10:17 AM by Mary Booth

Mappers everywhere who harness the power of geographic information system (GIS) technology to tell their stories can now enter Esri's Storytelling with Maps Contest. Esri is inviting users to submit their top Esri Story Map projects for a chance at prizes and peer recognition at the largest gathering of GIS software users in the world—the Esri User Conference.

Contest participants can submit up to three preexisting or new maps between now and June 8, 2015.

Full-Time GIS Faculty Position with ACC

posted Apr 20, 2015, 7:26 PM by Sean Moran

The Austin Community College (ACC) GIS Department is seeking candidates for a full-time GIS Faculty position to begin teaching in the Fall 2015 Semester. Qualified applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in a geospatial or Earth science field and three years non-teaching professional GIS experience. Preferred applicants will also have a Master's degree with 18 graduate hours in geography or GIS and work experience teaching at a university of community college. Please see ACC Job #1504010 for more information and to apply for this position before it closes on May 29, 2015. 

GIS Analyst with the City of Marble Falls

posted Apr 15, 2015, 8:43 AM by Sean Moran   [ updated Apr 15, 2015, 8:44 AM ]

The City of Marble Falls is seeking candidates for a GIS Analyst to mange the City's Geographic Information System (GIS), corresponding data, related services, and functions that support the Development Services Department operations and all City Departments. This position is the primary contact for all City GIS data management, coordination, and serves as a liaison between City departments, Burnet County Appraisal District (BCAD), Burnet County, Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG), private entities/consultants, and other governmental and non-governmental organizations. Provides support in subdivision, planning, and zoning activities and in review of surveys, plats, and site plans. Performs job duties promoting the organizational core values, conducts business and executes duties/services building rapport and trust with all customers, citizens, developers, industry professionals, City staff, politicians, and the general public. Duties require consistent demonstration of a professional and positive image of the department and City organization. This is a full-time position and pays  $20.25 – $30.37/hr depending on qualifications. Visit the City of Marble Falls Career Portal for more information and to apply for this position.

GIS Analyst with GrantWorks

posted Apr 10, 2015, 4:02 PM by Sean Moran

GrantWorks is an Austin based grant management consulting firm serving rural City and County
governments throughout Texas. The GIS Analyst will support the Planning Department with
preparing land use, zoning, infrastructure, and related maps as part of Comprehensive Plans and
associated tasks as needed.

The preferred candidate will be familiar with ArcGIS, Microsoft Office Suite, Census data, and
basic data management. Specifically, the candidate should have knowledge and expertise of
ArcGIS methodology, geographic, and cartographic principles, and comprehension of
projections, datums and coordinate systems. Experience with editing and working within
geodatabases required. Prior experience with Census data acquisition and analysis a plus.
This is a full-time position. Base pay rate is 35K-40K annually, depending on experience and
qualifications. We are seeking to fill this position with someone who can begin work

GrantWorks offers an excellent benefits package, including company paid health and dental
insurance, a company matched retirement plan, a generous paid time off plan and more. Travel
is an important part of this position, a valid Texas Driver’s License and clean driving record
required. Offer will be contingent upon current driving record issued by Tx Dept of Public

Please send your resume with cover letter, resume and three professional references to to the attention of Cecelia Johnson. Please reference “GIS Analyst” in the
subject line. No phone calls please. GrantWorks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Esri Data Viz App Challenge - Build Mapping Apps Everyone Will Love!

posted Apr 9, 2015, 8:17 AM by Mary Booth   [ updated Apr 9, 2015, 10:41 AM ]

It's time to challenge yourself with the Esri Data Viz App Challenge! You could win $10,000!

Earn Prizes
Your design and coding skills could earn prizes (and admiration). Esri challenges any and all geo developers to make brilliant, interactive, meaningful mapping applications that showcase the data visualization power of ArcGIS.

Build an App
This is your chance to build an app that’s visually stunning and maybe a game changer. How? Esri has made it simple. You can use smart mapping—an exciting new ArcGIS capability—plus data visualization and other features of ArcGIS for Developers.

Tell a Story
The ArcGIS platform is designed to help you go beyond presenting data. It empowers you to make maps and apps that tell stories and bring about understanding.

March 11, 2015 - Official Start
April 27, 2015 - Competition Closes at 5:00PM
May 11, 2015 - Winners Announced

1st Prize - $10,000 or software equivalent
2nd Prize - $5,000 or software equivalent
3rd Prize - $2,000 or software equivalent

2015 GeoRodeo (The Annual Texas GeoDeveloper Roundup)

posted Apr 8, 2015, 10:15 AM by Mary Booth

TNRIS invites you to the 3rd annual GeoRodeo - a roundup of geodevelopers and coders from across the state of Texas on May 22nd.

This FREE, interactive, technical conference, held at the Commons Center of the JJ Pickle Research Campus, is specifically for the Texas GIS/geospatial developer community. It is organized by programmers, for programmers.

Learn about tips and techniques for open data, open source, and commercial GIS applications.

For more information and to register, please see:

GIS Specialist with Texas DPS

posted Apr 7, 2015, 9:54 AM by Sean Moran

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is seeking candidates for a TXMAP Geographic Information Specialist II. This position performs complex (journey-level) Geographic Information System (GIS) work.  Work involves input and manipulation of geographic information to create, maintain, display, update, and produce accurate maps and other representation of data.  Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. The salary range is $3,763.16 - $5,999.00 Monthly and the position is located in Austin, TX. Visit this link to learn more and apply for this position. Don't wait, the position closes on April 21st.

The 2015 Undergraduate Geospatial Technology Skills Competition

posted Apr 6, 2015, 10:45 AM by Mary Booth

Win a trip to the GIS-Pro & NWGIS 2015 Conference!

The GeoTech Center and URISA are pleased to announce the 2015 Undergraduate Geospatial Technology Skills Competition! The intent of the competition is to showcase the geospatial technology skills of U.S. undergraduate students. Competing students will create a project that utilizes geospatial technology to address a real-world problem. The student will then present the project and the resulting deliverables as a video that not only highlights their use of geospatial technology, but also demonstrates their communication and presentation skills.

Please see this website for more information about the competition, eligibility requirements, and directions for submitting an application:

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