GIS Internship Opportunity with Boston Public Library


Sunday, June 30, 2019, 12:00pm

The Normal B Leventhal Map Education Center at the Boston Public Library is seeking a paid intern beginning late June 2019. The internship duties are divvied between 80% GIS projects, and 20% public service. This internship is funded by a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), awarded to the Leventhal Map & Education Center in 2017 with the goal of opening digital access to a collection of historical urban atlases. These maps are at a scale of 1:600, and depict every property in historical Boston, including ownership information, street names, numbers, and more. Due to the density of information encoded in these materials, the historical urban atlases are one of the most heavily requested sources available at the Leventhal Map & Education Center. This project will result in the creation of cached tile imagery for each atlas, available for free as seamless, pannable and searchable mosaics of the city. The person in this position will contribute to a web map interface for user discovery, and the creation of WMS tile links that can be integrated with other mapping APIs. Other responsibilities include the creation and maintenance of spatial metadata, ensuring project quality, writing and refining documentation, and communicating standards to the rest of the team. The intern will work between 20 and 25 hours a week.

Full details for this opportunity can be found here. Applicants should send cover letter and resume as a single PDF to Belle Lipton at the Leventhal Center:

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