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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    ... Topic: GISCorps Alert Author: Anonymous 09/02/2005 Title: GISCorps
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      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 09/02/2005 11:52 AM -----

      Topic: GISCorps Alert
      Author: Anonymous

      09/02/2005


      Title: GISCorps
      <http://communicate.aag.org/eseries/source/Communities/viewDiscussionTopic.c
      fm?section=unknown&CmtyId=68&FrmId=82&TopicId=376>  Alert
      Author: Anonymous

      09/02/2005

      This is an urgent request. If you are qualified for any of these two
      positions, email me as soon as you can (also attach your resume).

      In response to hurricane Katrina's disaster, GISCorps has been asked to
      provide 20 volunteers to Mississippi Emergency Operation Center (EOC) in
      Jackson, Mississippi. They need two groups of ten volunteers:

      Group 1: Must have at least 5 years of experience and well versed in using
      ArcGIS 9.0 in an SDE environment, comfortable in making maps and conducting
      quick analysis. Experience in disaster management is a plus.

      Group 2: Must have at least 5 years of experience and well versed in using
      ArcGIS 9.0 and GPS software and equipment. **Must bring their own laptop
      loaded with 9.0 and also must bring a GPS unit compatible with ArcGIS**.

      This group will be working with search and rescue teams and K-9 units
      mainly collecting data and navigating.

      The following provides some general information provided by EOC office:

      Both groups must be able to fly out within 24 hours

      Must be able to stay for 5-7 days

      Will work in 12-hour shifts

      They provide lodging (in tents and on cots)

      They will provide meals

      Must bring boots, sleeping bags, and clothes suitable for field work
      and be prepared for an extremely hot weather

      Must arrange and pay for your own flight, will be reimbursed for the
      cost of the ticket later. Jackson airport should be open to
      commercial flights. Memphis is a 4 hour drive away and a secondary
      option.

      Group two must bring own GPS and laptop (no exceptions). Group two will be
      working in very harsh conditions and must be prepared to deal with that.

      Posted by:

      Shoreh Elhami, GISCorps Chair
      selhami@...
      www.giscorps.org
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