Executive Director University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS)

Note: This is a part-time (20 hours/week12 months/year) and remote working position

Do you have a background in GIS in higher education, government, or industry? Do you have experience in program or organizational administration? Are you a self-starter, team-player, and creative thinker who enjoys making new social and professional connections? Are you eager to do something outside the classroom or traditional workplace? If so, consider applying to be the next Executive Director for the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) (www.ucgis.org).

UCGIS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that creates and supports communities of practice for Geographic Information Science & Technology (GIS&T) research, education, and policy in higher education. The Executive Director works with the Board of Directors to manage and oversee the organization, including day-to-day activities, program development, and strategic planning. If you are ready to join a friendly and motivated team of people committed to advancing the ethical practice of GIS&T in higher education, read here for the full job description and how to apply. Applications will be considered beginning April 1, with an expected start in summer 2021.

3 Position Announcements ::: Geo-social Analytics Lab.

The Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS at the University of Salzburg aims to combine high quality education with excellent research. The Faculty has several research groups with an outstanding international reputation and offers three scientific researcher positions within the research group “Geo-Social Analytics Lab”.  (https://geosocial.zgis.at)

Position Profile:

  1. Collaboration in international research projects
  2. Analysis of geo-social media (multimodal: spatial-temporal-semantics)
  3. Spatio-temporal analysis methods (integrated spatio-temporal approaches)
  4. Semantic topic modelling using AI methods
  5. Sentiment Analysis (emotion and opinion mining in text data)
  6. Information visualization and preparation for decision support processes
  7. Application context: epidemiology, disaster management, humanitarian aid, urban planning

If you are interested in this position, please contact Assoc.-Prof. Dr. Bernd Resch (bernd.resch@sbg.ac.at) or by phone: +43 662 8044 7551.

Open Position OSM Routing Services Developer, Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology

You genuinely enjoy developing open source Geoinformation Services used by thousands on a daily basis? You are a highly motivated Java Backend Developer and algorithm designer? And you love using and enhancing OpenStreetMap for high-performance GI services for global coverage? Then we actually might have a suitable and interesting job for you.

Software Engineer OSM Routing Services,

Backend & Algorithms

HeiGIT gGmbH is a non-proft start-up aiming at technology transfer and applied research in the area of geoinformatics, especially in areas such as humanitarian aid or other non-profit goals for the benefit of society and the environment.

To this end, we are looking for a motivated and experienced Software Engineer in the field of OSM Routing Services (Java Backend). Depending on your experience

Your tasks within the field of Route Planning & Smart Mobility are related to at least one of the following areas

  • Agile development of innovative routing services, algorithms and extensions for the well-known open source project http://openrouteservice.org (Java)
  • Extension of the global services infrastructure of various location-based services using OSM
  • Development of highly performant algorithms, methods and GI web services, especially for the analysis and data enrichment of heterogeneous global geodata sets

We expect

  •  A highly-motivated backend developer with solid experience in Java or C++
  •  An above-average university degree in one of the subjects such as Geoinformatics, Computer Science, Geography, Mathematics, Physics or similar
  • German language skills preferred, but English only possible

We offer

an attractive position in an interdisciplinary team in a highly dynamic and growing area. HeiGIT gGmbH is cooperating closely with the GIScience Research Group at Heidelberg University, which is member of the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) and the Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE) at Heidelberg University. We offer a stimulating interdisciplinary research environment with many personal development opportunities. HeiGIT receives core funding by the Klaus Tschira Foundation (KTS).

The position is to be filled as soon as possible and for administrative reasons initially limited to 3 years – with the option of sustainable extension. Please send your application including CV, certificates, references, etc. in digital form as PDF as soon as possible to Stefan.gumbrich@heigit.org.

— Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT gGmbH) http://heigit.org http://openrouteservice.org https://twitter.com/GIScienceHD http://giscienceblog.uni-hd.de

Správce GIS

Obracíme se na Vás s dotazem, zda byste nevěděli nebo neměli informace o zájemci o práci správce GIS. Musíme upozornit, že se nejedná o práci v ESRI prostředí, ale na pasportech pro město od dodavatele software firmy CDSw –City Data Software, spol. s r. o.


Pracovní pozice:  správce GIS

Den nástupu:                        1.5.2021

Druh pracovního poměru:

hlavní, doba určitá – 1 rok s možností prodloužení

Požadované vzdělání:



jednosměnný, úvazek 37,5 hodin týdně

Místo výkonu práce:


Praxe vítána:                                 

minimálně 5 let v oblasti informatiky a GIS


znalost práce s CAD software, Microstation v.8. a vyšší, práce  v GIS aplikacích  – pasportech dat

Doplňující informace k pracovní pozici:

správce provádí podporu cca  60 interním uživatelům a cca 40 externím uživatelům GIS, práce s Trimble GPS, webové řešení GIS, samostatná instalace GIS aplikací na přenosné počítače, nastavení synchronizací dat přenosných aplikací s daty v sítí ad.

Pokud byste o takovém zájemci věděli, rádi s ním možnosti práce u nás probereme.

Předem děkujeme za Váš čas věnovaný tomuto mailu nebo za Vaši další informaci k naší poptávce.

S pozdravem a s přáním pevného zdraví

Ing. Olga Nováková

vedoucí oddělení informatiky a GIS

Ostravské komunikace, a.s.
Novoveská 1266/25
Ostrava, Mariánské Hory, 709 00
tel.: 595 621 460
fax: 595 621 103
mobil: 724 149 160
e-mail: novakova@okas.cz

Nabídka práce: Správce GIS

Společnost City Data Software, spol. s r. o. https://www.cdsw.cz


Pracovní pozice:  správce GIS

Den nástupu:                        1.5.2021

Druh pracovního poměru:

hlavní, doba určitá – 1 rok s možností prodloužení

Požadované vzdělání:



jednosměnný, úvazek 37,5 hodin týdně

Místo výkonu práce:


Praxe vítána:                                 

minimálně 5 let v oblasti informatiky a GIS


znalost práce s CAD software, Microstation v.8. a vyšší, práce  v GIS aplikacích  – pasportech dat


Doplňující informace k pracovní pozici:

správce provádí podporu cca  60 interním uživatelům a cca 40 externím uživatelům GIS, práce s Trimble GPS, webové řešení GIS, samostatná instalace GIS aplikací na přenosné počítače, nastavení synchronizací dat přenosných aplikací s daty v sítí ad.



(Biosciences) Fully-funded College of Science-Faculty of Science and Engineering PhD Scholarship 2021/22

Keeping pace with climate change: A global assessment of range shift dynamics of birds of prey

Project Supervisors:

Closing date: Wednesday 31st March 2021

Start date: 1 October 2021

Project description:

Climate change and land use intensification have caused geographical range shifts in many species worldwide. In the case of birds of prey (“raptors”), which tend to track the distribution of their prey, this can result in them moving to sub-optimal environmental conditions (in terms of temperature or flight conditions). Raptors are predicted to be particularly susceptible to these changes, as the occurrence of their prey is highly sensitive to environmental change. Range shifts have also been shown to impact the assembly of ecological communities and species interactions. An urgent challenge is therefore to understand how climate-driven range shifts impact birds of prey and the networks of ecological interactions they are embedded within.

The successful candidate will address this by creating a comprehensive picture of the range shift dynamics of raptors and their prey across the globe. The central goals of this project are (1) to understand changes in the distributions of raptors at large spatial scales and how these relate to environmental change; and (2) to unveil the effects of these biogeographical range shifts on food web structure and the consequences of this for raptor conservation. This work builds on previous work by Dr Lurgi on the effect of warming on trophic ecological interactions and food webs (Lurgi et al. 2012a,b).
The candidate will adopt an interdisciplinary approach incorporating food webs, raptor ecology, and biogeography. This will take advantage of the supervisory team’s expertise in the analysis of large datasets and food webs (Dr Lurgi), raptor ecology (Prof. Shepard), and species co-occurrence modelling (Dr Wells).

The candidate will join the Computational Ecology Lab and the Swansea Lab for Animal Movement at Swansea University; two thriving groups both undertaking interdisciplinary research. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to conduct part of their research in Grenoble with project collaborator Dr Wilfried Thuiller, an expert in biogeography (University of Grenoble Alpes / CNRS in France).

This project will help develop the candidate’s skills in critical thinking, data management and analysis, writing and communication. Potential applications emanating from the project are diverse, ranging from raptor ecology and conservation to the effects of species ranges shifts on ecological interactions. The candidate would therefore be well prepared for a future career in research within academia, government and non-government conservation agencies.

Competitive applicants should have:

• A BSc with a First or Upper Second Class (2:1) Honours, or a Master’s degree with Merit in quantitative ecology, computer science or a related discipline.
• An interest in ecological modelling, data analysis (including geospatial approaches) and conservation science.
• Strong time and data management and interpersonal skills.
• Evidence of good verbal and written communication skills.

In addition to the above, it is desirable that applicants also have:

• Experience with large dataset analysis and modelling (mechanistic and/ or statistical).
• Knowledge of programming languages such as R or Python, including the use of libraries for GIS data manipulation and analysis.


1. Lurgi M, López BC & Montoya JM (2012a). Novel communities from climate change. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. B, 367(1605), 2913-2922.
2. Lurgi M, López BC & Montoya JM (2012b). Climate change impacts on body size distribution and food web structure in mountain ecosystems. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. B, 367(1605), 3050-3057.


Candidates must have a First, Upper Second Class Honours or a Master’s degree with Merit, in a relevant discipline. Informal enquiries, including more information on the post and the research environment, and also submission of expression of interest before the deadline for formal applications are welcome by emailing Dr Miguel Lurgi (miguel.lurgi@swansea.ac.uk)

For candidates whose first language is not English, we require IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in each component) or equivalent. Please visit our website for a list of acceptable English language tests. We prefer candidates to have already met the English Language requirements at the point of application, although this is not a requirement.


This is a three-year fully-funded College of Science scholarship, which covers UK tuition fees at home rate and an annual stipend of £15,285 (2021-22). The studentship also includes a Research Training Support Grant allocation of £1,000 per annum for three years.


The call is open to students who are eligible to apply for postgraduate research tuition fees at home rate. For EU students, please notice the PGR Transitional Bursary Scheme for EU Students 2021/22 Entry:

How to apply:

Candidates must complete and submit the following documentation by the stated deadline. To apply for this studentship, please download and complete the research scholarship application form and return to the College of Science with the following:

  • Academic References – all scholarship applications require two supporting references to be submitted. Please ensure that your chosen referees are aware of the funding deadline, as their references form a vital part of the evaluation process. Please either include these with your scholarship application or ask your referees to send them directly to science-scholarships@swansea.ac.uk
  • Academic Transcripts and Degree Certificates – academic transcripts and degree certificates must be submitted along with the scholarship application by the funding deadline. We will be using these to verify your academic qualifications.
  • An up-to-date CV

Candidates should use the ‘Supplementary Personal Statement’ section of the application form to explain why the award they are applying for particularly matches their skills and experience and how they would choose to develop the project.

Please email the documents to science-scholarships@swansea.ac.uk and put ‘ECR BIOL 01/02 SCHOLARSHIPs 2021-2022’ in the email subject header.

Research Fellow | School of Environment


  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Full-time
  • UoA Department Name: Environment
  • Campus: Auckland City Campus
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term
  • Position Number: 55566706

Company Description

The Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland is the leading science faculty in New Zealand and one of the largest in Australasia and undertakes world-class research across the physical, biological and computational sciences.

Te Kura Mātai Taiao, the School of Environment, is home to a vibrant group of students, academics and professional staff pursuing diverse interests in the social and natural worlds. Along with our internationally recognised disciplinary programmes in Geography, Geology, Geophysics and Geographical Information Science, we offer interdisciplinary programmes in Earth Science, Environmental Management, Environmental Science and Environmental Change.

Job Description

The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi

We are looking for a Research Fellow to work in collaboration with Dr Michael E. Martin on a project building a prototype of a Spatial Data Sovereignty tool. The project will involve both designing and building a state-of-the-art web architecture and interface to mask, encrypt, and notarize spatial data.

The project has a special interest in protecting indigenous data, specifically as it relates to forest biodiversity data. It comes at a particularly important moment for Aotearoa New Zealand, as there has been a surge in biodiversity challenges that require diverse datasets to be integrated into analysis – often containing sensitive and indigenous knowledge.

The Biological Heritage National Science Challenge is currently developing a national data infrastructure to collate data from a wide variety of stakeholders and Māori mana whenua to link the data back to the rohe (defined land area), as owners. This project is supported by and is situated alongside this infrastructure, as a ‘first client’.

This project, while embedded in this context, is designed to be transferable beyond that scope and it is anticipated that there will be commercialization opportunities to explore at its conclusion.

The goal of the project is to ensure that it is not only a singular and bespoke tool, but also works for social-good and practical commercial usage.

For more information on this role, please review the POSITION DESCRIPTION

This is a 2 year fixed term contract.


He kōrero mōu | About you

Our ideal candidate will have a PhD submitted by the time this project starts. You will have scope to shape this project and will be expected to carry out all activities related to the project which will include academic publications and short articles for non-academic audiences expected from the project’s funders.

The role may include a small amount of ad hoc research assistance for the project leaders therefore prior knowledge of data sovereignty is valuable, but not essential provided you can bring transferable knowledge of data obfuscation and design of full-stack applications.

Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills

  • Experience implementing state-of-the-art digital tools
  • Experience contributing to international research discussions through design and implementation of novel techniques
  • Knowledge of computer science and geospatial literature that could benefit the project (such as but not limited to data notarization, user centered and agile design, geographic information science, data infrastructures, and/or encryption techniques)
  • Experience publishing in geographic and/or data centered journals
  • Ability to write for non-academic publications (such as industry publications and popular media)
  • Full-stack development experience including database design, server-side and client-side scripting, interface development, and, though not essential, API architecture
  • Ability to communicate and build rapport with research participants from diverse backgrounds (such as public sector, business, consultancies)
  • Ability to work effectively under minimal supervision

Additional Information

What we offer | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou

We offer an opportunity within New Zealand’s leading University that will have a positive impact on the lives of students. We also offer:

  • Five weeks’ annual leave per annum.
  • Up to 6.75% employer superannuation contribution.
  • Over 300 different career development courses and programmes.
  • Discounted parking and various leisure and recreation services.
  • A diverse and inclusive working environment.

For more information please visit Staff Benefits.

How to apply | Me pēhea te tuku tono

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of 3rd March 2021 to be considered.

Please direct any inquiries about the position to Michael Martin, Michael.martin@auckland.ac.nz

Applications are to include: (1) a cover letter (max. two pages) discussing the applicant’s suitability for the role with reference to each of the ‘skills and experience’ criteria above, (2) a portfolio of (max. 1 pages with short descriptions and link to web page if applicable) of previously delivered technical projects, (3) two samples of academic writing (journal articles or PhD thesis (4) an academic CV, and (5) contact details of two referees. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive. Permission will be sought from applicants before their referees are contacted. Skype interviews may be conducted. All applicants will be notified of the outcome as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, there is limited scope to cover relocation costs.

In accordance with our commitment to equitable recruitment, the University welcomes applications from all suitably qualified and experienced candidates. In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government has imposed a travel ban and are currently only allowing New Zealand Residents, Citizens and visa holders meeting a strict exception policy to enter the country, all of whom must currently enter Government approved quarantine for two weeks on arrival.

It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may impact the degree to which an off-shore candidate can engage in the interview process; or be available to commence in a new position. For more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government’s official Covid-19 website.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

PostDoc position in Lund, Sweden

Dear all,

There is an open two-year postdoc position in Geographic Information
Science at Lund University, Sweden. The position is focused on machine
learning in cartography, especially in map labeling. For details, see
link below:


If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.

Best regards,
Lars Harrie (lars.harrie@nateko.lu.se)

Lars Harrie, Professor
GIS Centre
Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystems Science
Lund University
Sölvegatan 12
SE-223 62 Lund
Tel: +46 46 222 01 55
Visiting address: Sölvegatan 10
Internal post address: ht 16

PhD position in geo-computational exposure assessment modeling


PhD student: Developing a model of geo-computational exposure assessment for studying health effects of urban environmental risk factors in Exposome-NL (1.0 FTE)

Deadline: 30 October 2020

The environment we live in has a significant impact on our health, explaining an estimated 70% of the non-communicable chronic disease burden. A large number of environmental stressors may jointly affect our health. Leading scientists in Europe and the USA have formalized this perspective as the Exposome concept: the sum of all non-genetic drivers of health and diseases. Interacting with the genome, it defines individual health at different stages throughout the life course.

There is a need to scale up and generalize the different ways how the general external Exposome can be measured in terms of diverse (geo)data sources and (geo-)computational methods. Environmental factors have been modelled in different forms, including spatial fields (continuous value surfaces), spatial objects (discrete spatially bounded entities), events (spatially and temporally bounded entities) and networks (quantified relations between objects). In the past, approaches for different environmental stressors have been less systematic, ranging from simplistic point-in-polygon tests and buffer based approaches to network-based interaction measures on different computational platforms.

The ambition of this project is to generalize computational models over different sorts of data, spatial information concepts (field, object, event and network) and computing infrastructures (desktop-based, database, cloud-based, and distributed). This includes developing semantic models of the different sorts of environmental factors, data sources and problem sizes, as well as semantic models of the different geo-computational transformations needed for assessing exposure. It also includes an investigation into scalable computational infrastructures (such as parallelization and cloud computing) and prototypical implementations for deploying exposure models for large problem sizes.

We are looking for a colleague who has a completed Master’s degree in computational geoscience, data science, GIScience, computer science, or a related discipline, with a strong interest in environment and health. We prefer colleagues with experience in conceptual modeling of geographic information and GIS workflows. You will work in a multi-center study funded by the prestigious Gravitation programme of the Dutch research funding organization NWO. Exposome-NL is a 10-year research programme of multiple Dutch universities.

Best regards,

Simon Scheider

Human Geography and Spatial Planning
Universiteit Utrecht

Vening Meineszgebouw A
Room 6.16
Princetonlaan 8a
The Netherlands

+31 30 253 2966