St. Andrews Uni in Scotland is recruiting *two* permanent lecturers, one in Remote Sensing and the other in Spatial Statistics. In case you are interested or would like to distribute the news, here’s more information:
Currently at the CRC-SI conference and Julian Carver, Land Information New Zealand has just presented a really good use of visualisation for communicating the vision for the rebuilding the City of Christchurch. Christchurch was devastated by earthquakes in Sept 2010 and Feb 2011, the later killing 185 people with an overall estimation of $40 billion dollars of damage.
These days everyone can make maps (or can they?) Here are some sensible tips about making maps, if you find the temptation in you and you are not quite sure what you are doing. It doesn’t cover the entire cartography education but it’s a great start, aptly called “unrequested map tips” (it’s entertaining too!):
20 Unrequested Map Tips, Part I
20 Unrequested Map Tips, Part II
This position is for an outstanding early career academic (post-doc) with a strong grounding in geographic information science and a specialization in geovisualization or geovisual analytics. You will work in a new research project, RISER: Resilient Information Systems for Emergency Response. RISER is developing new technologies and information systems capable of capturing, collating, and communicating timely and relevant information, even in the extreme and unexpected circumstances surrounding an emergency.
In this position, your responsibilities will be conducting independent and collaborative research; project management and engagement with other project partners; and contributions to the supervision of research higher degree students. You should complement the expertise of one of the world’s leading groups in geographic information science. You should also share our vision of advancing society by improving our understanding and use of geographic information. You will be located in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering (Geomatics) in the Melbourne School of Engineering, one of Australia’s leading engineering schools.
I ‘nicked’ the title entirely from a newspaper (news .. website, not truly paper I suppose). They covered it nicely and I think it’s a new relevant to our readership here so I’m happy to point at the original link. I quote, as an appetizer: “The Center for Urban Science and Progress, a new research center that recently welcomed its first students and faculty in downtown Brooklyn, certainly has its eyes on the city.”
And I quote again: ” Over the next decade, the center plans to add dozens of full-time senior researchers and a doctorate program.” Maybe you should keep an eye on this, folks.
Various members from our working group was present in the International Cartographic Conference which took place about two weeks ago in Dresden and many were actively involved presenting papers, chairing sessions and participating/holding business meetings. I figured an update regarding this conference may be of interest to our readers: the proceedings of the ICC2013 is now online, along with the map exhibition catelogue (which ought to interest the readers of this blog) as well as the technical exhibition catalogue.
All here for you to browse: http://icaci.org/files/documents/ICC_proceedings/ICC2013/.
We have more activities to announce. Stay tuned!
After two days of pre-conference workshops, today the 26th ICC conference began (http://www.icc2013.org/). The whole week we have talks on maps from all aspects. Several of our members are here in Dresden too – if you are into maps (well, of course you are!) take a look at the official tweet account @icc2013DD or the hashtag #icc2013DD.
1) Two new permanent lectureships with an emphasis on visualization and visual analytics are available in the Department of Computer Science at City University London.
Post 1: Visual and Analytic Computing [permanent, full time, deadline June 10, 2013]
Academic focus on Information Visualization, Visual Analytics or Information Retrieval: http://j.mp/city2013visualAnalyticComputing
Post 2: Applied Data Science [permanent, full time, deadline June 10, 2013]
Academic focus on Information Analytics, Information Visualization and business processes: http://j.mp/city2013appliedDataScience
Talk to Jo Wood or Jason Dykes about these.
2) Oxford Internet Institute: “Digital Inequality” -Researcher [full-time, 1-year first, possibly renewable, deadline June 13]
“Candidates should have a strong background in statistics and Stata plus the ability to use GIS tools to visualise results in both static and interactive formats.”
Speak to Grant Blank and Mark Graham for this.
3) Geomatics Professor, Geospatial Information System (GIS) Université Laval, Québec“: [..] “the research activities of the incumbent will have to be oriented toward the development and application of spatial analysis methods (2D/3D) as well as database design methods” with an emphasis on user generated data & there’s teaching and admin as usual! [deadline June 26]
4) TU Berlin, Germany: Professor of “Methods of Geoinformation Science” – Deadline: tomorrow
The new Samsung Galaxy S IV looks to be the first smart phone to be release which will have in-built eye tracking. This will provide additional functionality to the user in being able to “Eye Scroll” as a form of navigation. However, it is also raising privacy concerns as reported by Future Tense. With eye tracking becoming more main stream this could possibly open up new research opportunities in running eye tracking experiments and analysing Big Data.
The ISPRS Conference on “Serving Society with Geoinformatics” ISPRS2013-SSG (http://www.isprs2013-ssg.org/), jointly organized by ISPRS TC II, III, IV and VII, will take place in November 2013 in Antalya, Turkey.
It will be joined by two workshops:
- Object Extraction for 3D City Models, Road Databases and Traffic Monitoring
- Laser Scanning
Please circulate the link to anyone interested!