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GIS Data Set and Mapping Researcher

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We are a Los Angeles-based organization that is looking for people to help us with using the We Can Foundation's ArcGIS annual licenses to develop California-based Digital Divide-related map layers and how-to-media to be incorporated into story maps. These resources will be used for outreach and as training materials targeting former California-based Community Technology Centers Network Affiliates (CTCNet circa 2012).
Job description https://211taxonomy.org/search/record?code=TP-3350.1800-250

This effort is an attempt to introduce GIS to mostly non-profit agencies that have traditionally worked in the digital divide arena where together, we were members of CTCNet, a national 501(c)3 non-profit membership association. The CTCNet was incubated for 5 years, starting in 1997 by NSF. It no longer exists, today but we are interested in using GIS analytics to document and visually present the California Digital Divide demographical changes from 2010 to 2025 and beyond. This project will be an invitation to engage agencies that may have a good reason to collaborate again on this and other projects.

Our initial map is divided by counties and shows that the majority of the agencies are located in LA County with the greater San Francisco county Bay Area having the 2nd largest number of agencies. We have explored and created several may layers. We have started the process of creating story maps as well. We are pressed with managing the utilization of a finite number of ESRI credits. The layers also need to be exported as shapefiles and CSV files so they can also be used in various Open Source GIS tools found in http://live.osgeo.org . There are also other applications, in support of the LA Maptime Events: http://maptimela.github.io/

In both systems we expect to identify, aggregate, and make available mapped Geospatial datasets, grouped by urban and rural county geographic service regions which will be used to inform citizen science localized research engagement that entails, verifying, describing, and classifying information relating to community issues

We need to identify, import, and export various datasets into and from http://openstreetmaps.org (OSM) OSM is embedded in both http://turnkeylinux.org/sahana-eden and http://turnkeylinux.org/ushahidi We plan to add data to maps according to: http://eden.sahanafoundation.org/wiki/DeveloperGuidelines/GIS

Please register, yourself on http://16.caltek.net/@/jobs

The Nov 12th MapTimeLA used: https://github.com/maptimeLA/project-sandbox/archive/master.zip mostly using leaflet and QGIS which are both included in the > http://live.osgeo.org a GIS desktop distro DVD which is an open-source software platform for learning and training resource and for administering workshop sessions and other open-source software resources.

Most recently CalTekNet is working with 3 different GIS instructors to develop projects that are listed on http://wecanf.net/elearn We are particularly interested in the data resources of any one or more of the https://data.lacounty.gov/ for the greater Los Angeles area along with the https://data.lacity.org/ for the city.

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About Caltek.net


1636 1/2 Menlo Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006, US

Mission Statement

CalTek.Net (CTN) is committed to enhancing community access to information technology and learning opportunities by assessing, utilizing, and intergrating existing & emerging, information & education, technology sources. CTN will help facilitate the evolution of greater California regional Community Technology Centers inter-agency networking, and community technology coalition building.


Primarily a web-based service broker and computer refurbisher with various sources of community technology information and resources.


Computers & Technology
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Computers & Technology, Disaster Relief, Education & Literacy


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This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


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  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4hrs / weekly
  • in some cases you need to have your own computer and usb drives to install distros on,

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