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ACC GIS Poster Session on Wed. 5/11 from 4 to 5:30 PM at the Broken Spoke

posted by Sean Moran   [ updated ]

ACC GIS students have teamed up with the Austin Monitor and the National Weather Service (NWS) this semester to analyze a variety of topics of interest to GIS professionals, Flood SAFE users, and 'Keep Austin Weird' aficionados, including:
  • Flood SAFE(er): Mapping Flood Extents at National Weather Service Gages
  • Compare the Old Austin vs. the New Austin
  • Analyze Travis County Cemetery Capacity
  • Create an Austin Commuter Timewarp Map
  • Propose Locations for Austin Graffiti Parks
  • and more!
Students will be showcasing their semester-long projects at the Broken Spoke - a South Austin cultural icon located on South Lamar.

Attendees are invited to learn about the student projects, visit with each other, and enjoy some local snacks. See pictures from previous Poster Sessions at LCRA and Austin City Hall. Please feel free to forward this email to a friend.

A special thanks to Mike Kanin with the Austin Monitor, NWS Senior Meteorologist Jared Allen, and Ginny White with the Broken Spoke for sponsoring our event. Contact Sean Moran at smoran@austincc.edu if you have any questions about the Poster Session or visit GIS@ACC to learn more about the ACC GIS program. Hope you can swing by the Broken Spoke on Wednesday, May 11th between 4:00 and 5:30 PM and see our students' latest work!

PS - Head over to the Austin GIS User Group monthly meetup on South Lamar after the Poster Session to celebrate the end of the semester and meet GIS professionals.

GIS Internship with Austin Fire Department

posted Apr 25, 2016, 1:07 PM by Sean Moran   [ updated Apr 25, 2016, 1:08 PM ]

The Austin Fire Department (AFD) Planning & Research Division is looking to fill a GIS Intern position. The unpaid internship will begin June 15, 2015 and end on August 15, 2015 (this timeframe is flexible). This position will be responsible for cartographic maps which support our Fire Operations mission.  These will be poster-sized, extremely detailed street maps that are used in the fire stations to familiarize firefighters with their territory.

See attached announcement for a complete description and information on applying for this internship.

ACC Receives ESRI Special Achievement in GIS Award

posted Apr 19, 2016, 5:49 PM by Sean Moran   [ updated Apr 20, 2016, 11:00 AM ]

ESRI Founder and President Jack Dangermond recently selected ACC to receive ESRI's highly regarded Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) award at the 2016 ESRI User Conference in San Diego. ACC GIS was nominated by Dr. Joesph Kerski, a renown Geographer and Education Manager with ESRI, after he visited ACC this spring. 

ACC GIS began in 2000 with a single Introduction to GIS course created and taught by Dr. Mary Beth Booth. Since then, the program has grown into a full-fledged department that offers 13 GIS courses, a GIS Associate's degree and two GIS certificates. The curriculum is synchronized with the Department of Labor’s Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM) and coordinated with a GIS Advisory Committee consisting of local public and private sector GIS employers. ACC GIS Faculty include experienced full-time and adjunct instructors that teach students both core and advanced GIS skills, implemented within the GIS analytical process, and practiced as professionals using industry-leading GIS software including the full suite of ESRI ArcGIS products.

ACC GIS students include equal portions of high-school graduates, UT and TSU students, recent Bachelor's degree graduates, and workforce re-trainees. Our graduates work at Google, Apple, DrillingInfo, AECOM, ONE Gas, City of Austin, Austin Fire Department, Travis County, Williamson County, Texas Governor's Office, USGS, and more.

GIS Faculty members Dr. Mary Beth Booth, Sally Holl, and Sean Moran will attend the SAG Award Ceremony at the ESRI User Conference this summer to accept this prestigious award on behalf of ACC. A special thanks to the students, faculty, advisory committee, and administrative staff that make ACC GIS so great!


Contractor GIS Technicians with ONE Gas - CLOSED

posted Apr 18, 2016, 4:17 PM by Sean Moran   [ updated Apr 22, 2016, 12:15 PM ]

ONE Gas - Texas Gas Service division in Austin is seeking candidates for a contractor GIS Technician position in Austin.  Position will perform digitizing of gas system facilities utilizing ArcGIS/ArcFM and perform data entry in Maximo.
 
Requirements:
  • Experience with ArcGIS Desktop software
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings and project descriptions
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to pass a drug test
These positions are contract positions with no benefits. A minimum of 35 hours per week is required with 40 hours being preferable. Regular work attendance is a necessity. Please forward a cover letter and resume to Enterprise GIS Manager Shawn Devereaux at shawn.devereaux@onegas.com.

The Detective Watching You From Space

posted Apr 7, 2016, 9:39 AM by Sean Moran   [ updated Apr 7, 2016, 9:41 AM ]

ACC GIS alum and AECOM employee Gillian Roos just forwarded me this cool article on "using satellite photography to solve environmental crime and property disputes. "


Be sure to watch the Google-owned Terra Bella Cubesat's 30-second clip of a commercial airliner flying over Dubai's Burj Khalifa building. It is AMAZING.

Research Analyst with Austin Code Department

posted Apr 5, 2016, 12:10 PM by Sean Moran

City of Austin Code Department is seeking candidates for a Research Analyst temporary-no benefits position. Pay is $21.31 to 27.05 per hour. See the job posting at https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/53088 for more information and to apply for this position.

GIS Technician with Atlantic Engineering Group

posted Mar 29, 2016, 10:28 AM by Sean Moran

The Atlantic Engineering Group is seeking candidates for an entry-level GIS Technician position for the Austin office. Candidates should be proficient in ArcGIS software with experience in PostIGIS/MS SQL and HTML5/JavaScript being a plus. Please send a cover letter and resume to Yidnek Tibebu at yidnekachew.tibebu@aeg.cc. The hiring process is being fast-tracked, so don't hesitate to apply today.

ACC GIS Kicks-Off Service Learning Projects

posted Mar 23, 2016, 4:55 PM by Sean Moran   [ updated Mar 23, 2016, 7:58 PM ]

Michael Kanin with the Austin Monitor and local celebrity Red Wassenich with ACC kicked-off our Spring GISC 2401 Data Acquisition and Analysis in GIS Service Learning Projects tonight. This semester our students are teamed up with the Austin Monitor to tackle a list of "Keep Austin Weird" projects, including:
  • Calculate and Map Austin Weirdo Score
  • Compare the Old Austin vs. the New Austin
  • Analyze Travis County Cemetery Capacity
  • Perform a Gondola Mass Transit System Travel Analysis
  • Create an Austin Commuter Timewarp Map
  • ...and more - see attached for a complete list and descriptions!
And who better to kick-off the projects than ACC's very own Red Wessenich, who coined the slogan "Keep Austin Weird". Pictured below, Red is keeping it weird at the front of the ACC GIS Lab while Michael enjoys the show in back. 


Contractor Gas Technicians with ONE Gas - CLOSED

posted Mar 7, 2016, 1:08 PM by Sean Moran   [ updated Mar 22, 2016, 1:06 PM ]

ONE Gas - Texas Gas Service division in Austin is seeking candidates for a contractor GIS Technician position in Austin.  Position will perform digitizing of gas system facilities utilizing ArcGIS/ArcFM and perform data entry in Maximo.
 
Requirements:
  • Experience with ArcGIS Desktop software
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings and project descriptions
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to pass a drug test
These positions is are contract positions with no benefits. A minimum of 35 hours per week is required with 40 hours being preferable. Regular work attendance is a necessity. Please forward a cover letter and resume to Enterprise GIS Manager Shawn Devereaux at shawn.devereaux@onegas.com.
 

Join the Texas Emergency GIS Response GIS Team

posted Mar 7, 2016, 1:01 PM by Sean Moran

Interested in volunteering for the Texas Emergency GIS Response Texas (EGRT)? There is a free in-person classroom training on Tuesday, March 15th in Georgetown, Texas. The training is from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM at the City of Georgetown Public Safety Training Center- 3500 D B Wood Rd, Georgetown.

See the EGRT Training website for the full list of requirements to become a Texas EGRT volunteer.

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