Tuesday, 23 February 2021

GIS Corps Volunteer Assignment - Volunteer for Get Us PPE Outreach Project

 There is a volunteer opportunity that might be of interest to you. Please read the job description that follows. **Note that this is a different project from the recruitment sent yesterday for Get Us PPE Logistics.** If you are interested and available, please reply this email ([email protected]) with “Get Us PPE Outreach” in the subject line, along with a statement describing your relevant skills and experience and your resume, by February 20, 2021.

 

Get Us PPE’s mission is to get donated PPE to those who need it most. They are the largest national nonprofit getting PPE to healthcare and other essential workers, free of charge. To request PPE donations, frontline workers register their PPE needs on our site. This information has allowed us to amass the most comprehensive nongovernmental database of PPE shortages in the United States.


The Get Us PPE Healthcare Outreach team is requesting a GISCorps volunteer to help identify healthcare facilities and populations that are at high risk and are underrepresented using the risk factors and weighting provided by Get Us PPE. The volunteer will be developing an automated process to:

Identify areas that have a certain density of requests for PPE

Identify areas where COVID-19 burden is increasing

Generate a list of healthcare facilities that Get Us PPE volunteers can reach out to

While the automation may be developed through Model Builder or Tasks, the user interface will be a password-protected web application. 


The volunteer will also be assisting with Get Us PPE’s Supply Our School Initiative. The initiative aims to match the needs of schools with the capacity of regional PPE providers. Tasks include: 


Automating data integration between the database and the web application

Modifying the existing web application or developing new web applications to meet the needs of Get Us PPE


Qualifications:


Advanced skills in ArcMap or ArcPro

Advanced knowledge of Model Builder

Advanced skills in ArcGIS Online including:

ArcGIS Insights

Dashboard

Web App Builder

Administration (user permissions and data security)

Socioeconomic and healthcare data on ArcGIS Online/Living Atlas

Experience linking ArcGIS with a PostGreSQL database

Experience in technical documentation and providing technical training

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Duration: The volunteer shall commit to 5-7 hours per week for an approximate duration of three months.


Software: Volunteer will be utilizing Get Us PPE’s ArcGIS Online organizational account. The selected volunteer will be eligible to apply for ArcGIS Desktop licenses through the GIS Service Pledge if needed.


Type of mission: This mission does NOT require traveling and can be conducted remotely. The volunteers will use their own hardware and will work closely with the Get Us PPE representatives throughout the project via email and web conferencing.

GIS Corps Volunteer Assignment - Volunteer for Get Us PPE Logistics Project

There is a volunteer opportunity that might be of interest to you. Please read the job description that follows. If you are interested and available, please reply this email ([email protected]) with “Get Us PPE Logistics” in the subject line, along with a statement describing your relevant skills and experience and your resume, by February 20, 2021.


Get Us PPE’s mission is to get donated PPE to those who need it most. They are the largest national nonprofit getting PPE to healthcare and other essential workers, free of charge. To request PPE donations, frontline workers register their PPE needs on our site. This information has allowed us to amass the most comprehensive nongovernmental database of PPE shortages in the United States.


Get Us PPE is requesting a GISCorps volunteer to assist in identifying areas of need and coordinating the movement of PPE in terms of warehouse relocation and last-mile distribution. Tasks include

Developing a web application to identify high density of PPE requests, query requests of different PPE types, and evaluate facilities using the Health Equity Factor provided by Get Us PPE;

Mapping coverage area of regional affiliates to help calculate last-mile coverage;

Automating the process to calculate driving distance between areas of need and donor’s warehouses.

Qualifications:

Advanced skills in ArcMap and ArcPro, with experience in Network Analyst

Advanced knowledge of Model Builder

Advanced skills in ArcGIS Online including:

Perform analysis

Web App Builder

Dashboard

Administration (user permissions and data security)

Experience in technical documentation and providing technical training

Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Duration: The volunteer shall commit to 5-7 hours per week for an approximate duration of three months.


Software: Volunteer will be utilizing Get Us PPE’s ArcGIS Online organizational account. The selected volunteer will be eligible to apply for ArcGIS Desktop licenses through the GIS Service Pledge if needed.


Type of mission: This mission does NOT require traveling and can be conducted remotely. The volunteers will use their own hardware and will work closely with the Get Us PPE representatives throughout the project via email and web conferencing.


Monday, 21 October 2019

***Volunteer Opportunity*** OSM mapping in response to Typhoon Hagibis in Japan

Dear GISCorps Volunteers,

The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is looking for digitizers and validators to support their response to Typhoon Hagibis in Japan. There are currently four building-only tasks that are designed for beginner mappers. As always, detail-oriented validators are in high demand.

Typhoon Hagibis Tasks:

https://tasks.hotosm.org/contribute?difficulty=ALL&text=Hagibis

Please remember to add #GISCorps to all your changeset comments.

If you’re not a HOTOSM mapper yet but would like to join, here’s a great place to start: https://tasks.hotosm.org/learn
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We have a new HOT Project page on our website if you haven’t seen it. There you can see current HOT projects that GISCorps is activated for, as well as a link to our new ‘HOT Volunteer Hours’ form if you would like a certificate and credit toward your GISP - https://www.giscorps.org/hot-projects/.

Here’s a direct link to the HOT Volunteer Hours form (please include a valid link to your HOTOSM profile so that we can verify your contributions): https://forms.gle/sgH5tTaFdYbR2neC8

Thanks for all you do!
GISCorps Recruitment Team

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

GIS Corps Volunteer Assignment - Mobile Data Collection Application

Dear GISCorps Volunteers,

The SEA People is requesting one GISCorps volunteer to help design and implement a Mobile Data Collection Application and backend data structure for a citizen science initiative monitoring marine conditions and species during dives by commercial guides in the Raja Ampat Marine Park, Indonesia.  The SEA People is a not-for-profit community organization based in France that is dedicated to environmental education, protection and conservation of coral reefs. This association works in Indonesia, in the archipelago of Raja-Ampat, based in Wasai, in the Dampier Strait. This region is interesting for the richness of the marine species that it shelters and for the state of conservation of the ecosystems that it shelters.

The GISCorps volunteer will assist in building a Mobile Data Collection App that will be used by dive guides in the Raja Ampat Marine Park. The application will be part of the “Eyes on the Reef” project to assess and monitor the impacts of tourism on the marine ecosystem in the park. The application will collect information about the location and number of important marine species as well as the conditions at the time of the observations. The application will need to be designed so that it can be rapidly filled out on a mobile device after completion of a dive. In addition, the volunteer will help manage the ArcGIS Online organization and build dashboards that help to display and rapidly communicate the results of the data collection to stakeholders.

Qualifications:

• Advanced skills in ArcGIS Online (AGO) including experience in the following:
 -Survey123/Quick Capture/Collector
 -Working with hosted feature layers including domains and related tables
 -Creating operations dashboards
 -Administering AGO organizations (creating user accounts, roles, and privileges)
 -Experience creating visually appealing and intuitive applications on desktop and mobile devices is desired.
• Advanced experience with designing databases, specifically in relation to field data collection
• Experience with quality control and assurance in database design
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Duration: The volunteer shall commit to 5-7 hours per week for an approximate duration of six months.

Software: The AGO environment will be provided by the SEA People.

Type of mission: this mission does NOT require traveling and can be conducted remotely. The volunteer will use their own hardware and will work closely with the SEA People representatives in France or Indonesia throughout the project via email and web conferencing. French and Bahasa Indonesia language skills are not required.
If you are interested and available, please send an email with “Eyes on the Reef” in the subject along with your resume to [email protected] by Thursday, October 3, 2019.

Regards,

Monday, 17 June 2019

Create UNIX timestamp for ArcGIS Server Feature REST API

When you feed or update datetime column in ArcGIS REST API the current date and time has to be in UNIX epoch milliseconds.

In Python this is the easiest way to do:

int(time.time())*1000
The *1000 is required to get the milliseconds from the seconds. Obviously this way is only accurate to the second...if you want to gain more precision you should perhasp go with this:
float(time.time())*1000
With this methodology you will not loose the milliseconds due to integer rounding.

Friday, 14 June 2019