Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Feeling stressed about finals? Check out UMD campus resources!

Internship at Amtrak

My office is hiring this paid internship position in order to assist us in further developing our geographic database over the Spring semester, and are looking for someone to start this January.  My office is responsible for evaluating the financial and other impacts of proposed changes to Amtrak’s national intercity passenger rail system, which include changes in train frequency, station stop patterns, on-board services, and routes.  We have been becoming more reliant on using GIS as a tool in performing our analyses, and are now bringing in more financial and operating data to be able to map them.

I am a graduate of the University of Maryland College Park, having majored in Urban Studies & Planning and received my Bachelors in December 1991, and actually started here at Amtrak as an intern myself while at Maryland.

Anyone interested should apply on-line through the link I provided above, or by going to, selecting “Careers” at the very bottom, and searching for position number 90195090.

Monday, November 14, 2016

GIS Day - Wednesday, Nov 16

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Mapathon
Learn to map areas where humanitarian organizations are trying to meet the needs of vulnerable people.
Project Sidewalk Mapathon
Learn how to help make DC sidewalks more accessible for everyone

9am – 11am @ 1136 Le Frak Hall
12pm – 3pm @ 6107 McKeldin Library

Friday, November 11, 2016

BSOS Needs Ambassadors for Spring 2017! Apply Now

                                                              CLICK HERE TO APPLY!

Deadline: December 1, 2016
Candidates selected to move forward will be contacted for an interview before the end of fall semester. Good luck!

Email Margo Shear at with any questions.