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City to adopt mapping program January 9, 2009

Posted by Bahadir Sahin in Duyuru (Announcements), English, Haber (News).

Ingleside is looking for someone to run a brand-new geographical information system for at least a year (until Nov. 30) or longer if the city council approves an extension.

The position, for a geographical information system analyst, is funded by a grant and will go along with a computer system that’s being installed – also under a grant.

City Manager Jim Gray said he wants to have the system up and running in a year or less.
Geographical information systems, known as GIS, provide a base map of a city or other area on a computer. The owner of the GIS can then overlay such things as streets, water and sewer lines or other utilities.

“It’s a great tool to use to show various aspects of the community to potential investors or developers,” Gray said.

“As a planning too, GIS allows us to layer in just about any information anyone might want.”

While graphic information systems is a relatively new field, Gray said universities are already offering degrees in the field. One of those is Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Gray said.

“We’re concentrating heavily on someone with the right kind of education to get the system up and running,” he said.

The city wants someone with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in geography, computer science, planning, civil engineering (preferably supplemented by coursework in cartography), or another job related field. Equivalent experience would include geographic information systems certification and experience in geographic information systems or a closely related field, or a comparable combination of education and experience will be considered.

The successful applicant must pass a criminal background check and drug test.

The salary will be $35,000-$45,000 per year depending on qualifications. No applications will be accepted after Jan. 16.



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