Thursday, 10 September 2009

ASPRS Student Assistantship Program - Fall Conference

If you are a student at an accredited college or university, ASPRS invites you to attend and assist with the ASPRS/MAPPS 2009 Fall Specialty Conference, November 14-19, 2009, in San Antonio, Texas.

Application form:

Application deadline: September 25, 2009.
Student Assistants will be notified by October 6, 2009


  • Complementary student registration·
  • Lodging accommodations (two to a room)·
  • Orientation Dinner – Saturday night·
  • A small meal stipend (7.5 hr shifts only)·
  • A certificate for your portfolio·
  • Acknowledgement in PE&RS·
  • Opportunity to network with other ASPRS members·
  • Chance to learn more about the geospatial field·
  • Meet some of the top names in the industry·
  • Explore job opportunities
Student Assistants are required to:·
  • Attend the SA orientation on Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 5:30 pm·
  • Assist at the conference for a minimum of 15 hours during the week·
  • Be available for the duration of the conference – November 15-19, 2009·
  • Arrange their own transportation and necessary documents for travel to and from San Antonio
How to become a Student Assistant?
  • Submit a cover letter describing your interest in ASPRS
  • What you hope to gain from this experience
  • Your academic and professional experience in the geospatial field
  • Include a resume with your mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address where you can be contacted through November 2009.
  • Send your application package via e-mail to the SA Program Coordinator (include ASPRS SA Program in the Subject Line of all e-mail messages).
SA Program Coordinator
Kim Tilley
ASPRS Associate Executive Director
Phone: (301) 493-0290, ext. 103

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

MyEnvironment Widget

EPA has been building some great web-based tools to share information. Check out this fascinating widget on the EPA website calledMyEnvironment. Plug in your city name or zip code and you'll see allkinds of environmental information around your area: air quality,water quality, real-time stream flow, UV index, cancer risk, drinkingwater sources, mortality rate...

Thursday, 3 September 2009

NOS Data Explorer serves as spatial data portal Options

The NOS (National Ocean Service) Data Explorer serves as a portal to obtain NOS spatial data and offers access to many products, including bathymetry, coastal maps, environmental sensitivity index maps, aerial photographs, and more.

This site allows users to:

  • search NOS data holdings
  • view metadata
  • link to and/or download specific data sets.

Data Explorer offers interactive mapping tools that allow users to locate NOS products in any area in the United States and its territories through a metadata catalog. Search results provide users with metadata records and links to websites with additional information. Specific data sets are available to view and download from:

-- Lisa Wedding