Geospatial jobs of the week: UN, American Water, CARTO are hiring
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United Nations: Map Librarian
📍 Geneva, Switzerland
This project addresses the League of Nations Archives collection managed by the United Nations Office at Geneva, consisting of the digitization for a subsequent provision of online access to the complete records of the League of Nations during its existence from 1919 to 1946, including approximately 3 linear kilometers or 15,000,000 pages of materials and thousands of maps. While the inherent value of the original materials necessitates provisions for their long-term physical care, digitization can contribute to the overall preservation of the collections to ensure that people from around the globe can discover, use, and learn from these important records.
American Water: GIS Project Manager
📍 Plainfield, NJ, US
CARTO: Solutions Engineer
📍 Madrid, Spain
Google Maps: Enterprise Field Sales Representative
📍 Tokyo, Japan
Lynker Technologies: GIS Systems Administrator
📍 Tuscaloosa, AL, US
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Copernicus Hackathon Poland 2020: All you need to know
Copernicus Hackathon, a gateway to the 12-month Copernicus Acceleration program, is coming to Poland for the second time. Planned between March 7-14, 2020, in Łódź, the event focuses on finding new ways to use the Earth Observation (EO) data being collected by the European Commission and the European Space Agency’s Copernicus EO Program. At the same time, the Hackathon will expedite the development of new companies and projects in the EO sector that aim to improve the living conditions on Earth in the background of climate change, weather instability, and the rapid depletion of natural resources.
Who Should Participate
Anyone who would like to start a business in the space industry – programmers, remote sensing specialists, space enthusiasts, geodesy and cartography enthusiasts, as well as people with a marketing mindset and entrepreneurial spirit. Teams are encouraged to go through the list of challenges (below) and finalize their ideas/areas of interest beforehand.
This edition of Copernicus Hackathon has 8 challenges:
- Spatial planning and automatic detection of changes
- Natural hazard prevention and management
- Monitoring of agricultural fields
- Meteorological and hydrological analysis
- Inventory of excavation and piles
- Monitoring of forests
- Environmental degradation
- Adaptation to climate changes
More information about each of these challenges can be found here.
What to Expect
The event consists of two parts – a full-day workshop on March 7 and the final competition on March 14. During the week, the participating teams will get an opportunity to interact with both technical and business experts through remote mentoring sessions. The primary winner of the contest will get a direct entry into the 12-month Copernicus Acceleration program. There are several other awards planned for the runners-up.
The second edition of Copernicus Hackathon Poland is being facilitated by the Kapitech company together with Astri Polska, the Institute of Geodesy and Cartography, and SkyHub co-working space. The registration form can be found here.