CURA is hiring a GIS Research Analyst to develop and manage community and campus outreach

The Ohio State University’s Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA) seeks a GIS Research Analyst to develop and manage community and campus outreach in GIS, mapping and spatial data analytics.

The Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA), part of the Ohio State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, seeks a GIS Research Analyst to join our team. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field. The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community.

Responsibilities include developing and managing partnerships with community organizations, NGOs and local/state government in areas of strategic importance in the application of GIS and spatial data for policy support, delivering educational and outreach events to promote GIS and The Ohio State University’s urban mission and technical support and management of ESRI software and related resources for campus.  Required qualifications include a Master’s degree in GIS, computer science or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience; experience developing and managing partnerships with government and/or community organizations; considerable experience in research involving GIS, mapping and geospatial data; experience with ESRI GIS software (ArcGIS Desktop), Javascript and related we programming tools; familiarity with spatial database technologies (SQL Server, PostgreSQL with Post GIS spatial extensions), SQL, Python, R or other query and Scripting languages.  Desired qualifications include Geographic Information Science Professional Certification; experience with ESRI GIS Software Insights and Portal.  This is a term position for two years with the possibility of continuation for a third year.

Review of applications will begin after 28 January 2018

More information about CURA: https://cura.osu.edu/

More information about the position and to apply: https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/83608

Re:Map Columbus contest

Transit Columbus, a local non-profit citizen group supporting a better connected Columbus, has just announced Re:Map Columbus – an alternative transportation map design contest.

The idea is to develop a map to highlight alternative transportation modes (walk, bike, CoGo, Car2Go, COTA, etc) for all of Columbus, or in specific neighborhoods.  The winning submission will receive a $2,000 prize. The top 10 submissions as chosen by the public will receive a CoGo year membership as well as additional prizes. You may submit as an individual or a team.

The contest will start on November 1st with submissions being accepted until December 31st, 2014.

More information and rules at: http://www.transitcolumbus.org/mapcontest/

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A map of every device connected to the Internet

Gizmodo reports on a new world map produced by John Matherly: A Map of Every Device in the World That’s Connected to the Internet.

You may ask – why are China and India so dark?  Keep in mind that this is a map of devices connected to the Internet, not people.  And in 2012, the estimated number of devices connected to the Internet was 8.7 billion, larger than the world’s population.  This will grow to 15 billion devices connected by 2015, and around 40 billion devices by 2020. [How Many Things Are Currently Connected To The “Internet of Things” (IoT)?].  There may be more people in China and India, but there are more devices in Europe and North America.

For more on the Internet of Things, see Wikipedia or The Daily Show