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NBMG Cart/GIS Group Welcomes Sydney Wilson

NBMG welcomes a new cartographer to its Cartographic/GIS group. The Cartography and GIS lab is a specialty group within NBMG.  They are a campus and community resource that specializes in producing geologic maps and other publications, as well as data management. They primarily work on NBMG projects, but are available for projects from other departments at UNR, other universities and state agencies, and industry.

Sydney Wilson is a newly hired Cartographic/Graphics Technician I and joined NBMG on September 1, 2017. Sydney received her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Soil and Water Science from the University of Arkansas in December of 2014.  After graduation, she began working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers–New England District as a GIS intern. Her work supported a flood control project called the Charles River Natural Valley Storage Area.  In the summer of 2016, she completed a wildlife monitoring internship at Cape Cod National Seashore. She returned home to Texas in the fall of 2016 to further her education, and recently received a Graduate Certificate in GIS from the University of Denver (online) in June of 2017. Sydney enjoys biking, hiking, and cooking in her spare time.

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Job Announcements from BLM

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Message from BLM:
  We are pleased to announce new, exciting positions available at BLM – BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT.   It is our hope that qualified, career oriented individuals at your organization or other professionals known to you will actively consider this position and apply accordingly.  Efforts on your part to disseminate this information are greatly appreciated.

Position Information:
Job Description:  Mining Engineer/Geologist;
Announcement Number:  NM-DEU-2017-0013;
Location(s) of position:  Albuquerque, NM, US;
Salary:  $71,025 – $92,332;
Applications will be accepted until:  12/09/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Position Information:
Job Description:  Geographic Information System Specialist;
Announcement Number:  NM-DEU-2017-0010;
Location(s) of position:  Norman, OK, US;
Salary:  $59,246 – $77,019;
Applications will be accepted until:  12/08/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Position Information:
Job Description:  Wildlife Biologist;
Announcement Number:  NM-PTHWYS-2017-0004;
Location(s) of position:  Carlsbad, NM, US;
Salary:  $40,033 – $52,043;
Applications will be accepted until:  12/05/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Position Information:
Job Description:  Natural Resource Specialist;
Announcement Number:  NM-DEU-2017-0016;
Location(s) of position:  Farmington, NM, US;
Salary:  $40,033 – $63,654;
Applications will be accepted until:  12/02/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Position Information:
Job Description:  Supervisory Land Law Examiner;
Announcement Number:  NM-DEU-2017-0006;
Location(s) of position:  Norman, OK, US;
Salary:  $58,562 – $76,131;
Applications will be accepted until:  12/02/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

NBMG Cartographers Receive Awards at State GIS Conference

NBMG Cartographers/GIS Specialists received cartography awards for their work on two NBMG maps at the 25th Annual Nevada Geographic Information Society (NGIS) Conference in 2015.

Irene Seelye (NBMG Cartographer/GIS Specialist) took first place in the “Cartographic” category for her work on Geologic Map of the Southern Part of the Eureka Mining District and Surrounding Areas of the Fish Creek Range, Mountain Boy Range, and Diamond Mountains, Eureka and White Pine Counties, Nevada, by Sean P. Long, Christopher D. Henry, John L. Muntean, Gary P. Edmondo, and Robert D. Thomas. NBMG Map 183 was published in 2014.

Rachel Micander (NBMG Cartographer/GIS Specialist), Jennifer Vlcan (NBMG Cartographic/GIS Manager), and Matt Richardson (formerly with NBMG) took third place for their cartographic work on Geologic Map of the Minden Quadrangle, Douglas County, Nevada and Alpine County, California, by Alan R. Ramelli, James C. Yount, David A. John, and Larry J. Garside. NBMG Map 182 was published in 2014.

The awards were presented the final day of the State GIS conference, which took place in October 2015 at the MontBleu Resort in South Lake Tahoe.

New State Managed Lands Interactive Web Map

This message was forwarded from Jennifer Vlcan:

From: Jennifer (Mauldin) Vlcan
Sent: Friday, March 27, 2015 3:16 PM
Subject: New State Managed Lands Interactive Web Map

An announcement from Stephanie Snider with NV Division of State Lands:
The Nevada Division of State Lands (NDSL) uses spatial data for land use planning, resource protection and responsible stewardship of the lands entrusted to our agency. The State Managed Lands Interactive Web Map makes it easy to view NDSL managed properties to determine land ownership, using agency, performing assets, acreage and much more. To review the web map, download GIS data and connect to the NDSL map service, please check out our Maps and GIS Resources webpage at: http://lands.nv.gov/maps/index.htm

Stephanie Snider
IT/GIS Manager; Business Process Analyst III
NV Division of State Lands
901 S. Stewart Street, Suite #5003
Carson City, NV 89701
775-684-2727
ssnider@lands.nv.gov

Two New Geologists Join Cart/GIS—Rachel Wearne and Katie Ryan

NBMG welcomes two new cartographers, Rachel Wearne and Katie Ryan, to its Cartographic/GIS group.  Both positions are funded entirely on grants and contracts.  The Cartography and GIS lab is a specialty group within NBMG.  They are a campus and community resource that specializes in producing geologic maps and other publications, as well as data management. They primarily work on NBMG projects, but are available for projects from other departments at UNR, other universities and state agencies, and industry.

Rachel Wearne is a newly hired Cartographic/Graphics Technician III and joins NBMG on September 15, 2014. Rachel received her Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Nevada, Reno in May of 2010. She began working for the Nevada Division of Minerals as a Geologist and GIS Specialist on the Abandoned Mine Lands program shortly before graduation.  She has spent the past four years assisting in inventorying and securing abandoned mine land features throughout the state, planning for field work with contractors, staff, and summer interns, and working towards maximizing field data collection methods.  Rachel has been very active in the Nevada Mining Association’s Education Committee and has taught classes at teacher workshops in both Las Vegas and Reno since April of 2011. She has taught sessions on rocks and minerals in many elementary school classrooms in the Reno/Carson City area. She enjoys educating the public about geology and earth processes, looking at and creating maps, and spending time outdoors.

Katie Ryan was hired as a Cartographic/Graphics Technician I on July 1, 2014. Katie received her Bachelor of Science in Geology at the University of Nevada, Reno in 2010. Katie worked as a Jr. Exploration Geologist out of Elko, Nevada. After her graduation from the University, she worked in areas such as Long Canyon in the eastern Pequop Mountains, Northumberland Mine in the Toquima Range, Stevens Basin in Eureka County, and Cortez Hills Mine at Horse Canyon. Upon returning to Reno in 2011, Katie began working with the cartography group at the Bureau on a temporary basis. Along with processing samples in the Mineral Separates Lab, and working on a few short geothermal exploration drill programs, she has since helped to produce a compilation of all of the digital geologic maps of Nevada to the OneGeology Portal (onegeology.org), helped to create interactive geologic and geothermal maps from previously published data, and currently helps to maintain server data and geothermal data produced by Nevada and other states.

Cart/GIS Receives ESRI Award

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Congratulations to the Cart/GIS group of NBMG for receiving a “Special Achievement in GIS” award from the Environmental Systems Research Institute!

You can read about this honor in the article below:

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology’s Cartography and GIS Lab receive Special Achievement award: Community and campus resource nationally recognized

By Annie Conway (Nevada Today, 9/9/2014)

http://www.unr.edu/nevada-today/news/2014/cartography-and-gis-lab

Members of the Cart/GIS staff pictured in the article’s photo are (left to right) Alexandra Reid, Linda Goar, Gary Johnson, Irene Seelye, Jack Hursh, Katie Ryan, and Jennifer Vlcan.

Pacific Region Geospatial Data Announcements

The following message is forwarded from Drew Decker and Carol Ostergren at the U.S. Geological Survey.


From:
smac list On Behalf Of Decker, Drew Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 10:58 AM Subject: [SMAC] Pacific Region geospatial data announcements

Hello everyone

Here are a few mapping-related announcements that you may be interested in:

  • National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) releases Web HEM Tool.  HEM stands for Hydrography Event Management and is a tool developed to help relate users’ data to the NHD network as events.  Please see announcement on pages 4 and 5 in the latest NHD Newsletter here:  http://nhd.usgs.gov/newsletters/News_13_6_April.pdf
  • New urban imagery is now available for a number of California cities.  The datasets are natural color and have a one foot resolution.  The data cover the Fresno, Modesto, Oxnard, Stockton, and Sacramento urban areas.  Data can be downloaded through the EarthExplorer site: earthexplorer.usgs.gov (all cities) and The National Map Viewer site: nationalmap.gov/viewer (all except Modesto).
  • USTopo maps go into production for CA and NV in December, 2014. Please consider validating structure points (hospitals, post offices, schools, etc.) through our National Map Corps program. Watch for upcoming webinars.  https://my.usgs.gov/confluence/display/nationalmapcorps/Home [Additional note: these new edition maps will include PLSS information.]

Thanks,

Carol Ostergren

Drew Decker

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Drew Decker
Geospatial Liaison for Pacific Region
U.S. Geological Survey
4165 Spruance Road, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92101
619-225-6430
619-417-2879 cell
619-225-6101 fax
ddecker@usgs.gov
http://liaisons.usgs.gov/geospatial/California/
http://liaisons.usgs.gov/geospatial/Hawaii/
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