CFP: International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling (SDH)

The 17th International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling (SDH)
Aug.18-20, 2016  Beijing, China;

You are cordially invited to submit paper or abstract at All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Full papers of the accepted papers are required. Some selected papers will be included in the proceeding published by Springer. You are also welcome to organize special sessions. Please download the application form at, and submit to

Important Dates:
Abstract and session proposal due: Feb.1, 2016
Abstract and Session proposal acceptance notice: Mar. 16, 2016
Full paper due: April 30, 2016
Full paper acceptance notice: July 1, 2016

Assistant Professor in Health/Medical/Population Geography

The Department of Geography at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in health/medical/population geography beginning in August, 2016. A Ph.D. in Geography or related field is required by the start of employment. We are looking for individuals with a strong background in GIS and data science who will excel at conducting research and providing graduate and undergraduate instructions using quantitative approaches.

Applicants must have expertise in GIS, spatial analysis and geovisualization and accomplishments in one or more of the following research areas: medical geography, epidemiology, health disparities, environmental impacts on health, public health, spatial accessibility to health services, and/or geodemographics. The successful applicant will demonstrate evidence for potential to produce externally funded research, to publish in prominent outlets, and to conduct interdisciplinary research. The position offers opportunities for collaboration with Department of Environmental Health at the UC College of Medicine, with the local branch of the EPA, and with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Applications must be submitted online by visiting here. In addition to the online application candidates must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and statements of research and teaching plans. Candidates must also provide the names and e-mail addresses for three professional references. For full consideration, applications should be received by November 30, 2015 but the position will remain open until it is filled.


Assistant Professor in Sustainability and Geographic Information Science

Temple University, Philadelphia PA. Temple University’s Department of Geography and Urban Studies (GUS) invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor beginning in academic year 2016-17. A Ph.D. in Geography or related field is required by the start of employment. We are looking for individuals who will excel at conducting research and providing graduate and undergraduate instruction in an interdisciplinary department. GUS ( offers two interdisciplinary undergraduate majors in Geography and Urban Studies and Environmental Studies. GUS also offers three graduate programs – a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Geography and Urban Studies and a Professional Science Masters in Geographic Information Systems.

The successful candidate must have strong research and teaching capabilities in the application of spatial modeling to human-environmental processes. Topical foci that are most desirable include spatial landscape ecology, land change monitoring and modeling, urbanization, human mobility patterns, hazards or disease distribution. The ability to complement one or more of the department’s core research areas in sustainability, social justice, globalization and geographic methods is desirable. The candidate should have complementary expertise in remote sensing, and in one or more of the following: geocomputational modeling, spatial statistics, and advanced techniques in GIS. It is desirable that these methods are applied to addressing the contemporary challenges of global environmental change or urban and environmental sustainability. The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong potential for funded research and the ability to collaborate with colleagues across campus in a broad array of disciplines as well as with the newly implemented SAL@T, Spatial Analysis Laboratory at Temple, which is a university-wide core-facility in health geographics situated in and managed by the Department of Geography and Urban Studies.

Please send a letter that addresses teaching and research interests, a copy of your most recent curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Tycina Cousin, Administrative Coordinator, Department of Geography and Urban Studies, 308 Gladfelter Hall, Temple University (025-27), Philadelphia, PA 19122. Electronic applications are required and should be sent to:<>. Review of applications will begin September 7, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and the University especially encourages applications from women and minorities.

Visiting Instructor position in GIScience

FLORIDA, TAMPA. The School of Geosciences at the University of South Florida invites applications for a nine-month Visiting Instructor position in GIScience. The appointment would begin early August, 2015. Responsibilities will include teaching both general and applied GIS courses at the senior undergraduate and graduate levels, including courses in our Graduate GIS Certificate Program, as well as possibly lower-level general geography courses such as World Regional Geography and Human or Environmental Geography. Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in Geography or a related discipline by the time of appointment, and evidence of the necessary academic background and skills to teach GIScience at the stated levels. Preferred qualifications include primary instructor experience with college-level GIScience courses, and teaching interests in lower-level undergraduate Human, Environmental, and Regional Geography courses. Details of the position, the application materials required and application procedure can be found at According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public.  For ADA accommodations, please contact Mandy Stuck, (813) 974-2236 at least five working days prior to need.  USF is an AA/EA/EO institution.

Lecturer in GIS and Big Data Analytics

The Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London is looking to appoint a Lecturer in GIS and Big Data Analytics (at the grade of either Lecture A or B). The lecturer position is a permanent appointment subject to successful completion of probation (equivalent of a tenure-track position in the US).

Salary: Grade 7 (Lecturer A) which is £35,343 rising to £40,460 per annum inclusive of £3,066 London Allowance per annum or Grade 8 (Lecturer B) which is £41,577 rising to £49,020 per annum inclusive of £3,066 London Allowance per annum. The appointed lecturer will be expected to contribute to teaching and researching in the streams of GIS and big data analytics. He/she will join one of the department’s research clusters, Social and Spatial Inequalities or Environment and Sustainability and contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and academic administrative roles.

The closing date for completed applications is midnight (British Summer Time) on Thursday 25 June 2015. Further details can be found at:

Lecturer in Quantitative Geography

College of Science and Engineering, Department of Geography, University of Leicester, UK
Salary Grade 8 – £37,394 to £45,954 per annum, Permanent contract

At Leicester we’re going places. Ranked in the top 20 universities in Britain our aim is to climb further. A commitment to high quality research and teaching fused with an inclusive academic culture is our hallmark and led the Times Higher Education to describe us as “elite without being elitist”. The Department of Geography is seeking to appoint a future research leader in Quantitative Human Geography. The successful candidate will contribute to Human Geography research in one of the following areas of expertise in the department: population/migration geography, urban geography, development geography and/or environmental geography. They will have particular skills in statistics, GIS, data visualization, geocomputation, big data, geolocation, and/or the interface between quantitative and qualitative methods. An interest in creative and critical quantitative methods would be value added.

For more information, see SEN00605 Job Description.


23rd ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on
Advances in Geographic Information Systems
November 3-6, 2015 — Seattle, Washington, USA

Call for Research, Industrial, Systems, Demonstration and Vision papers

Abstract Submission: 16 June 2015 (midnight PDT)
Paper Submission: 23 June 2015 (midnight PDT)
Acceptance Notification: 25 August 2015

The ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems 2015 (ACM SIGSPATIAL 2015) is the twenty-third event in a series of symposia and workshops that began in 1993 with the aim of bringing together researchers, developers, users, and practitioners in relation to novel systems based on geo-spatial data and knowledge, and fostering interdisciplinary discussions and research in all aspects of geographic information systems. The conference provides a forum for original research contributions covering all conceptual, design, and implementation aspects of geospatial data ranging from applications, user interfaces, and visualization to data storage and query processing and indexing. The conference is the premier annual event of the ACM Special Interest Group on Spatial Information (ACM SIGSPATIAL). Researchers, students, and practitioners are invited to submit their contributions to ACM SIGSPATIAL 2015.

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Call for participation in Wisconsin Historic Landscape Project

Are you interested in the landscape and vegetation of Wisconsin prior to European settlement? Do you need access to historic Public Land Survey System (PLSS) data? Are you curious about historic applications of Geographic Information Systems? Would historic data and maps assist you with planning or implementing land management practices?

If so, register to attend a community forum to discuss the Wisconsin Historic Landscape database.

Your participation will help improve our understanding of the needs, products, and usability needed to facilitate further use of this database. All forums are free and open to the public.

More information and forum registration:

Printable version of flyer:

Project Background

The Wisconsin Historic Landscape database was developed by the UW-Madison Forest Ecosystem and Landscape Ecology Lab ( from the notes of General Land Office (GLO) surveyors. From the 1830s to the 1860s, government surveyors walked the land that would become the State of Wisconsin, systematically establishing survey markers and documenting “witness” or bearing trees that would help identify boundaries. They recorded nearly a half million trees across the state – and indicated the species, size and distance from the survey marker.

With the assistance of team members, David Mladenoff – Director of the Forest Ecosystem and Landscape Ecology Lab — computerized all of the tree data and the notes recorded within these notebooks ( The data have also been shared so that other types of maps could be created.

The goal of the Wisconsin Historic Landscape Community Forum Project is to gain a better understanding of the user community and identify users’ needs, so that the database can be made more accessible and useful to interested citizens, community organizations, individual landowners, government agencies, land information professionals, educators, and others.

The project is funded by the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment (, a competitive grant program designed to foster public engagement and advance the Wisconsin Idea ( Project partners are the UW-Madison Forest Ecosystem and Landscape Ecology Lab, the State Cartographer’s Office, and UW Digital Collections Center.

If you have questions please see the project contact page at

Position Announcement – Medical/Health Geography (with GIS) University of Toledo

Medical/Health Geography (with GIS)

The Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toledo invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure track) position in medical/health geography. Start date is August, 2015 (with option of January 2016). This faculty member will be expected to contribute to the BA Geography, MA Geography and PhD Spatially Integrated Social Sciences programs, and to actively collaborate with colleagues across disciplines. The research specialty and teaching focus will be medical/health geography with special interests in spatial aspects of environmental issues, preferably with a focus on water, including public health, disease and contaminants. Evidence of ability to secure external research grant funding is expected. Experience and ability to teach courses in geographic information sciences, quantitative methods, and medical/health geography topics is required. A Ph.D. in Geography or related field is required; ABD candidates a with defense date before January 1, 2016, are welcome to apply.

The department currently has nine full-time faculty members and approximately 50 undergraduate majors and graduate students. The University of Toledo is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. Applications from women and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged. Applications must be submitted at and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, writing sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted directly to or if necessary, letters may be sent by mail to Dr. Patrick Lawrence, Chair, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toledo, MS 140, 2801 Bancroft Street, Toledo, Ohio 43606. Review of applications will begin immediately, but the position will remain open until filled. Questions should be addressed to Dr. Patrick Lawrence,

Link: Job Advertisement – Medical/Health Geography (with GIS)

Call for GISS Board Nominations 2015-2016

The GISS Specialty Group is seeking nominations to fill the following roles. Full descriptions of each role can be found in the GISS Constitution.

Please send nominations (self or otherwise) to by the start of the GISS Business Meeting on Wednesday, 4/22/2015, from 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM in Columbus H, Hyatt, East Tower, Gold Level. Voting for new officers will take place at the Business Meeting. (Drink tickets for the GISS Reception will also be handed out at the Business meeting)

1. Vice Chairperson (Faculty only)

The Vice Chairperson will be elected for a two-year term. After the first
year, he or she shall become and assume the duties of the chairperson.
The vice chair-person shall assume all the duties and responsibilities
of the chairperson in the absence of the chairperson.

2. Academic Director (Faculty only)

The Academic Director will be elected for a two-year term and may
serve more than one term. The Academic Director will organize and execute the Annual Honors Competition for Student Papers. These responsibilities include preparing and disseminating a call for papers, chairing the judging committee for submitted written papers and presentations at the AAG Annual Meeting, organizing the delivery of awards (checks) from the AAG to the student winners, and being present at the AAG Annual Meeting Awards Banquet to present the award to the winning students.

3. Student Director (Student only).

The Student Director will be elected for a one-year term and may
serve more than one term. The Student Director will participate in the selection of the the Annual Honors Competition for Student Paper finalists and winners.