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GIS/UAV Intern with LCRA

posted Jun 6, 2017, 8:56 AM by Sean Moran

LCRA is seeking an Intern for the UAS Program within Surveying, Mapping, and GIS.  This internship is intended to last for the summer and possibly the Fall semester.  The intern will interact with the UAS Supervisor and staff to assist with data manipulation, collection, integration, quality control, quality assurance and processing.  This may involve the preparation and amendments of maps, charts, tables, drawings or three dimensional models using computer graphics software.  This will also involve manipulation and processing of aerial mapping outputs, photogrammetric and point cloud processing.  This is intended to be a part-time internship.  The preferred candidate will be pursuing a degree in geography, geographical systems, computer science or another relevant field.  A portion of work hours may be spent in the field. 

See the LCRA job description for more information and to apply for this position.

Geospatial Technician with the City of Austin

posted Jun 2, 2017, 12:07 PM by Sean Moran

The City of Austin Data and Technology Management Systems (DATMS) is seeking candidates for a full-time temporary IT Geospatial Technician. The IT Geospatial Technician is responsible for data creation, data management, providing data analytics, reporting and support to the Signs and Markings Division in the Austin Transportation Department (ATD).
  • Utilizing asset management software and ArcGIS Online to update spatial markings inventory regularly to ensure data quality tracking for divisional performance measure goals.
  • Digitizing transportation assets and conducting quality control checks on new and existing data collected from multiple sources; not limited to engineering plans, work order diagrams, imagery and CAD drawings.
  • Assisting GIS team lead and working with Data and Technology Management Services (DATMS) work group to support and other ATD divisions as directed.
See the attached job description for more information and to apply for this position. Interested candidates should apply before Friday, June 9th.

GISP Exam Study Group

posted Jun 1, 2017, 6:05 PM by Sean Moran

The Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) certification is a professional recognition maintained by the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI). Members of the GIS community that successfully complete the GISCI program and exam receive a certificate and can place the GISP designation after their name (similar to a CPA or a PMP).

If you are interested in this certification, consider attending the GISP Exam Study Group organized by Courtney Roe and attending by GIS professionals in Austin and San Antonio. You can email Courtney Roe at to connect with the GISP Exam Study Group and find out when and where they are meeting.

1.4-Billion-Pixel Map of the Gulf of Mexico

posted May 30, 2017, 10:06 AM by Sean Moran

TCEQ employee and ACC GIS graduate Kathy McCormack forwarded me this article by K. V. Kramer and W. W. Shedd with the US Department of Interior on a new 1.4-billion-pixel bathymetry map of the Gulf of Mexico. It's an amazing dataset and illustrates how improving technology and data resolution are advancing GIS applications. See the before and after images of Horseshoe Basin in the western Gulf of Mexico, as compared using (left) the historic NOAA bathymetry map and (right) BOEM’s new map. 

Salt tectonics in the Gulf’s Horseshoe Basin, seen with old NOAA data and BOEM’s new map (made with oil industry data).

GIS/CAD Analyst I with W&M Environmental Group

posted May 24, 2017, 6:40 AM by Sean Moran

W&M is seeking a dedicated GIS/CAD Analyst I in our Austin, TX office. The successful candidate will have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree in Geography, Geographic Information Systems, or related field of study and 0 to 2 years relevant professional experience supported by course work and project related experience. Excellent written and communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate ideas is necessary. Must have ability to prioritize and complete projects with short deadlines. Candidate must be able to manage multiple projects at the same time. High attention to detail is necessary. Candidate must have experience in AutoCAD, ESRI ArcGIS, Excel, and database software. Must be able to convert data between GIS and AutoCAD. Potential job responsibilities will include:
  • Develop highly detailed base maps
  • Develop maps based on data from Project Managers
  • Edit existing maps
  • Analyze, organize, and manipulate data
  • Integrate GPS data into maps
  • Work with field data software to create forms and download and compile data
  • Communicate and understand requests from project managers and other team members
For more information and to apply for this position, see the posting on the ACC job board.

GIS Tech/Intern with Cielo Wind Services

posted May 11, 2017, 8:44 AM by Sean Moran

Cielo Wind Services, Inc. is seeking candidates for a summer internship position for their downtown Austin office. Please forward a cover letter and resume to Chief Meteorologist Jingbing Xiao at

Job Description:
  • Preparation of mapping products for lease, easement and encroachment exhibits;
  • Preparation of wind turbine and wind farm balance of plant layouts and analysis for construction costs;
  • Supporting requirements analysis, needs assessments, geospatial system design, and maintenance procedures; and
  • Developing mapping applications based on ArcGIS Software.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with ESRI, including ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Server, and ESRI 3D Analyst for visualization;
  • Proficiency in basic computer applications, especially MS Office (Word, Excel, and Access); and
  • Knowledge of real estate descriptions.

GIS Analyst with 911 Datamaster

posted May 9, 2017, 3:47 PM by Sean Moran

911 Datamaster is one of the leading providers of technology for the 9-1-1 field. We have a growing GIS practice that provides both professional services and products to customers to increase the quality of the data for use in 9-1-1 call routing and delivery.

A typical assignment will involve helping 9-1-1 public agency customers identify and correct both topology and attribution errors in their geographic data. Work is typically done remote (i.e., you work from home) with occasional travel. Excellent opportunities to expand into project management, product management, sales, etc. We are a fast growing, family owned company.

Position Requirements
  • GIS map editing in Esri 10.x environment: 2 years
Position Preferences
  • Preferred location is Austin TX. No relocation is offered.
  • 9-1-1 experience
  • Bachelor's degree
Please forward a cover letter and resume to Jim Shepard at

Mapping Austin B-cycle

posted May 4, 2017, 11:26 AM by Sean Moran

ACC GIS student Alexis Sheehy forwarded me Mapping Austin B-cycle by Tim Gasser. This great article steps you through the author's analytical process in creating his cool flow map of Austin B-cycle trips. The article also includes an animated trip map Mr. Gasser published using Carto. Looking for more B-cycle maps? Check out these ACC GIS Service Learning Projects by Rebecca Broadbent and Mario Federis from 2015.

The Earth at Night

posted May 2, 2017, 12:06 PM by Sean Moran

ACC GIS Professor Sally Holl forwarded me a National Geographic article - New Nighttime Map Shows Earth in Whole New Light. You can find this amazing image mosaic on the Earth at Night: Flat Maps published on the NASA website. These are my top five thoughts when viewing Earth at Night:

5. Puerto Rico is jam packed.
4. Will ASA look like DFW in 30 years?
3. The Nile River and Delta look magical.
2. North Korea is even scarier at night.
1. I want to visit all of the dark spots, except for North Korea.

Send me your thoughts to and I'll compile them for a follow-up announcement.

GIS Technician with Enco Consulting

posted Apr 25, 2017, 5:10 PM by Sean Moran

Enco Consulting is looking for a GIS Technician, must have GIS Certification or equivalent courses and work experience. Need to know the ArcGIS Desktop platform and be comfortable editing and annotation data. Preferred candidate understands how to read plat maps, as-builts and constructions plans. QGIS and AutoCAD are a plus. The position is in our Lakeway office. Send questions or resumes to

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