Planetary GIS Data Specialist

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Carl Sagan Center
City: Mountain View
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Contact Person: Ross Beyer
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: SETI Institute
Application Due Date: Sunday, July 17 2016
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The Planetary GIS Data Specialist is responsible for producing “research ready” cartographic and geospatial data for various projects.  This work involves interfacing with the supervisor to determine the data processing strategy for a particular project and then executing that strategy.


  • Image processing of experimental data records up to map projected images
  • Mosaicking of images
  • Production of digital terrain models from stereo pairs of images
  • Production of other data products derived from the above
  • Production of visualizations of the above data products
  • Work with supervisor to find the best ways to perform various kinds of cartographic analyses 


  • Masters degree or equivalent experience in geographic information systems
  • Experience working with planetary data
  • Experience with Unix operating systems
  • Experience with the Integrated Software for Imagers and Spectrometers software
  • Some programming experience (any language)