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Reporting to the Supervisor of GIS and Data services, this position will create, present and maintain GIS and non-GIS Data. The GIS and Data Analyst is responsible for the day-to-day operational support of the Towns’ GIS and Data work and will lead small to medium sized GIS and Data projects. This position works with staff from other Town departments as required, to accommodate their GIS and Data needs including creating data models, data analysis, reports and web maps, figures and display graphics and other business intelligence initiatives. The GIS and Data Analyst also aids staff in the preparation for Council/Committees meetings, municipal board hearings and responds to requests from the public and private sectors.
Reporting to the GIS Supervisor, the GIS Technician shall provide support in the planning, maintenance, implementation, and evolution of the corporate GIS system. The incumbent will be responsible for creating, maintaining, and updating corporate GIS data sets and spatial asset inventories, and producing cartographic, analytical, and web-based products for city departments and external organizations. Responsibilities will also include GPS field data collection, rigorous quality control and quality assurance of GIS data sets, as well as adherence to existing policies, procedures, and standards.
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The genesis for this project began with informal discussions at the GOVmaker conference in Fredericton and was publicly discussed at a session at 2018 Canadian Open Data Summit in Niagara Falls. During this session, the idea of a community driven Open Data - Open Gov information clearinghouse was discussed and this was subsequently endorsed by GO Open Data as a project. Development began during the GOOD19.
GIS Management Handbook, 3rd Edition
Kessey-Dewitt Publications, in Association with URISA, has recently released the second Edition of the GIS Management Handbook—a major revision of the 2009 edition. Below is a brief description and the attached flyer provides additional information. Contact URISA to order this book
Published by Kessey Dewitt Publications in association with URISA, 460 pp., 2019
This book is a comprehensive guide and reference to the field of GIS management. It provides practical information on the development, implementation, and operation of GIS programs and projects—for a full range of public sector, not-for-profit, and private sector organizations and companies. This book takes a practical approach providing clear descriptions of concepts, issues, and practices that may be used in operational to improve and maximize the efficiency of GIS programs and projects.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: GIS Management Overview and Context
Chapter 2: GIS Program Development
Chapter 3: Org. Structure, Governance, and Coordination
Chapter 4: Human Resources for GIS Programs
Chapter 5: Funding, Financial Management, and Multi-Org Agreements
Chapter 6: GIS Program Legal and Contract Issues
Chapter 7: Management of GIS Program Technical Elements
Chapter 8: Office Operations, Service Delivery, User Support
Chapter 9: GIS Projects and Project Management
Chapter 10: Guide to Additional Resources for GIS Managers
Appendix A: Types of Organizations that Use GIS Technology
Appendix B: Examples of GIS-Related Business Processes
Appendix C: Descriptions of Sources and Approaches for Training and Professional Development
Appendix D: Professional Codes of Ethics
Appendix E: Example of GIS Project Plan (Excerpt)
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