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August 29, 2008

Software for students

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August 27, 2008

Student GIS Assistant Position -- Antarctic Geospatial Information Center

Title: Student GIS Assistant
Agency: Antarctic Geospatial Information Center
Location: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Job Description:

The Antarctic Geospatial Information Center (AGIC) creates, collects, distributes and archives Antarctic geospatial information to serve the needs of the operations, research and education communities.

AGIC is seeking a motivated undergraduate University of Minnesota student to assist with projects and daily tasks as required. Daily tasks may include map document creation, georeferencing maps, creating raster or feature data, organizing/filling out metadata, and/or data acquisition. Responsibilities may also require the student to be “on call?.


Working knowledge of GIS software (ArcGIS), use of raster data (e.g., DEMs, aerial photography, satellite imagery), georeferencing, and map creation. Must be able to work efficiently and independently. The ability to work under pressure and strong attention to detail is highly preferred.

Please email resume and map examples to HYPERLINK ""


Commensurate with experience


Michelle LaRue
phone: 612-626-0505
email: HYPERLINK ""

Paul Morin
phone: 612-978-2964

Resources for dealing with harassment

The University of Minnesota is committed to providing you with a respectful academic environment. There is support:

- your advisor, APD, or DGS
- student conflict resolution center (SCRC) 612-624-SRC or
- University counseling and consulting service (UCCS): 612-624-3323 or visit 109 Eddy Hall

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Population Center RA Position

Date: 27 August 2008 11:00:33 CDT
To: Susanna A McMaster , Glen Powell
Subject: Fwd: RA Announcement

Hi Susanna and Glen!
We are hiring an RA that will conduct 1-day GIS workshops and offer follow up GIS support. I have attached a copy of the job announcement. Applicants can find this position on the U of MN jobs page. The job will be open until Friday - then I plan to start interviewing. Do you have somewhere to circulate this to MGIS and geography students?

Sorry for the late notice, but there is still a lot of time to get an application in.

Thx for any help you can offer!


August 25, 2008

Fall 2008 Orientation

Friday, 8/22/08, was the Fall MGIS orientation. 16 students attended the day long program and received orientation information. Materials are posted at xxx

August 22, 2008

First entry

This is the first entry in the blog for information related to the MGIS graduate program. The postings come from the DGS desk and are aimed at current students, faculty, and staff. They will include information about events, courses, graduate school activities, etc.

If you have any questions, please contact me by email ( or phone (612-625-2586).