Comment on Playground Cartography by benign stomach tumor surgery   
Uterine Fibroids Signs, Prognosis And Remedy Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a non-surgical method that shrinks fibroids with out eradicating them. Tiny plastic particles are injected by means of the catheter into uterine arteries to cut the blood provide to the tumor, inflicting the fibroids to shrink. The embolic agent is released into each the best and left uterine arteries by repositioning the same catheter that was initially inserted. Patients taken with pregnancy after therapy may be thought of for UFE, however solely after cautious consideration of the patient's wants and preferences. Harm to different pelvic organs is feasible and the possibility of different significant issues is lower than 1 percent. About 20% of women with fibroids have extreme signs-usually heavy menstrual bleeding and/or pelvic pain or stress. Comply with-up studies show that after therapy with GnRH agonists is stopped, there is regrowth of both the fibroid tumors and the uterus to near-pretreatment dimension, which is commonly associated with the return of fibroid-associated signs. Most often, both uterine arteries could be treated by means of a single catheter insertion. While the fibroids might cross on their own, a D and C may be wanted to take away the tissue. Arteriography is performed ( Determine 1 ), and tiny particles of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), approximately 500 μm in diameter, are injected in a slurry into the artery ( Figure 2a ). The process is repeated in the right uterine artery. Although not reported publicly we assume she has had no troublesome unwanted side effects and experienced relief from her symptoms. In more than 99 percent of fibroid circumstances, the tumors are benign (non-cancerous). Within the recovery room, your care workforce displays your condition and provides you medicine to control any nausea and ache.
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          Episode 45.0: "Hawks Can Be Jerks, Man"   
0:00 Intro and Agenda Review 4:10 Housekeeping: Email us! Follow us on Twitter! We got a Facebook Group! 5:36 Email Time! 33:34 Hot and cold starts: Can we get excited yet? 39:26 Josh Hamilton's shoulder and the post-injury blame game 46:57 Sam Fuld is a totally awesome dude so enjoy it while you can 52:51 Early impressions on some big prospect performances 1:10:34 Special Guest: Mike Curto, broadcast voice of the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers 1:41:16 Listener Of The Week: Derek . . . The Hawk Trap Guy 2:00:49 Musical Guest: Cartographer 2:02:05 What Are You Drinking (includes live tasting) 2:07:59 Pop Culture Moment: Taxi Driver on Blu-Ray (includes more drinking talk) 2:14:40 Wrapping up and the week ahead
          Canadian Model for Peatlands Version 1.0: a model design document.   
Un projet de modélisation des tourbières boisées de trois ans, financé par l’Entente sur la forêt boréale canadienne, a été développé en réponse à la nécessité d’estimer les gaz à effet de serre à l’échelle nationale dans les vastes tourbières de la région boisée du Canada. Ce document décrit le plan de conception pour une composante du projet : la version 1.0 du Modèle canadien en matière de tourbières (MCaT). La version 1.0 du MCaT sera développée comme module pour le Modèle du bilan du carbone du secteur forestier canadien (MBC-SFC3), qui est utilisé pour répondre aux exigences nationales et internationales de reddition de compte sur les gaz à effet de serre, mais qui ne représente actuellement que les systèmes forestiers des hautes terres. Le MCaT est destiné à simuler les changements et les émissions de stocks de carbone (C) dans les 100 cm supérieurs de la tourbe, qui sont les plus sensibles aux changements climatiques et édaphiques et les plus sensibles aux perturbations anthropiques et naturelles, pour des périodes contemporaines (de 1990 à aujourd’hui) et futures (de 10 à 100 années à venir). Le MCaT sera compatible avec le cadre le plus récent de modélisation du MBC-SFC3 et est conçu pour une application à plusieurs échelles (de l’échelle d’un site et à l’échelle nationale) et pour des approches de modélisation à référence spatiale (en polygones) et spatialement explicite (raster; ≥ 30 m de résolution). Le MCaT permettra de simuler la croissance annuelle et la décomposition des réservoirs vivants et morts de carbone (provenant d’une couche ligneuse [racines, tiges et feuillage], d’une couche de mousse [plume de mousse et de sphaigne] et d’une couche de carex [racines et feuillage]), qui seront ultérieurement transférées à une couche oxique de tourbe (acrotelme), puis à une couche de tourbe saturée d’eau (catotelme). Le MCaT sera étalonné et testé pour 11 catégories de tourbières, représentant différentes combinaisons de couverts forestiers (tourbières forestière, arborée ou ouverte), et de classification de zones humides (tourbières ombrotrophe, minérotrophe pauvre, minérotrophe riche ou marécage). Ces catégories de tourbières seront cartographiées pour le Canada dans un autre volet du projet afin de permettre des estimations à l’échelle nationale des émissions et des éliminations de carbone dans les tourbières. Les émissions de méthane seront modélisées en tant que proportion du total émis de carbone, qui dépend de la profondeur de la nappe phréatique. La version 1.0 du MCaT, décrite ici, sera construite en supposant une nappe phréatique statique estimée pour chaque combinaison de catégories de tourbière et d’écozone. La version 2.0 du MCaT comprendra un tableau d’eau dynamique modélisé en fonction du code de la sécheresse régionale et comprendra des modificateurs d’humidité et de température rattachés aux fonctions de décomposition et de croissance dans le but de fournir des prévisions pour l’avenir des budgets de carbone dans les tourbières en réponse aux changements climatiques, y compris le dégel du pergélisol. Il comprendra également la modélisation des effets perturbateurs naturels et anthropiques.
          Lua Error, WoW 2.2, Cartographer_Trainers-r49725 - Yeah, it would be great...   
Yeah, it would be great feature. I saw something like this in another addon, but it's too old. Move mouse pointer on every recipe in AH to see do you alt know this recipe or not is not very comfortable.(Interface: Altoholic | Feature: Lua Error, WoW 2.2, Cartographer_Trainers-r49725)
          Vous êtes ici : super-continent de galaxies Laniakea et le Grand Attracteur   

Apprenez à découvrir notre nouvelle adresse cosmique : Laniakea et ce qui s'y passe en son sein avec le Grand Attracteur qui attire actuellement à lui, tout ce qui est contenu dans l'espace de Laniakea, soit des milliards de galaxies dont la nôtre et phénomène cosmique qui doit transformer la matière en profondeur et y compris à activer notre ADN sous l'influence des puissantes énergies que nous traversons au cours de notre ascension.

Des scientifiques ont découvert que la Terre recevait des quantités énormes d'énergies et des particules d'antimatière, dont les positons ou positrons, ce dont ils s'étonnent, n'en comprenant pas l'origine et les qualifiant d'anomalies !

Il ne s'agit pas d'anomalies mais d'une réaction électrique qui engendre la libération d'énergie ou de Lumière Cosmique !

 

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* - Vidéo : Oubliez le Réchauffement climatique. Ascension et déménagement de la Galaxie vers le Grand Attracteur de Laniakea !

 

Notre nouvelle adresse cosmique

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Vous êtes ici : super-continent de galaxies Laniakea

  Une tranche du Superamas Laniakea dans le plan équatorial supergalactique © Cosmic Flows

Avec une équipe internationale, l’astrophysicienne-cosmographe Hélène Courtois a découvert le super continent de galaxies dans lequel nous vivons: Laniakea.

Parmi les nombreux obstacles qu’ont rencontrés Christophe Colomb et les explorateurs de l’Amérique, dessiner des cartes précises ne fut pas le plus facile à contourner. A l’époque des grands navigateurs (XVe et XVIe siècles), la cartographie s’appuyait sur l’exploration : longer les côtes pour dessiner les contours du continent, suivre les cours d’eau pour représenter les terres.

Quelques centaines d’années plus tard, c’est avec une méthode finalement assez proche que la cosmographe Hélène Courtois, de l’Institut national de physique nucléaire et de physique des particules (Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 / CNRS), et trois confrères d’universités internationales* ont cartographié une vaste zone de notre univers observable. Mais leurs cartes à eux sont en quatre dimensions, et cette quatrième dimension vient bouleverser notre représentation de l’Univers.

Une nouvelle image de l’Univers

Dans l’Univers tel que le font apparaître les travaux d’Hélène Courtois et ses confrères, des bateaux (les galaxies) suivent les courants d’une rivière (la matière). Les galaxies sont regroupées en amas ou en superamas et se déplacent en évitant de grandes régions appelées “vides”. Leurs déplacements, provoqués par les concentrations de matière visible ou invisible, les amènent à se séparer ou se rassembler comme en suivant l’eau de la rivière de part et d’autre d’une ligne de partage.

L’équipe internationale assemblée par Hélène Courtois (une vingtaine de chercheurs en plus des quatre co-auteurs de l’article) ont créé des cartes de l’Univers dont le “champ de vitesse” des galaxies constitue la quatrième dimension. Plutôt que produire un instantané de leur position à un instant donné, les cartes montrent la dynamique de leurs déplacements :

Leur mouvement nous fournit de précieuses indications de cosmologie, par exemple sur la localisation de la matière noire : les mouvements dépendent de sa masse, or nous savons que la matière noire est la masse la plus importante dans l’Univers. Ils nous permettent aussi de mieux comprendre les lois fondamentales de l’univers comme la gravitation.

Nos horizons célestes

Les scientifiques ont connecté patiemment la surface joignant toutes les lignes de partage des flux de galaxies qui nous entourent. Notre continent de galaxies, le superamas dans lequel nous vivons, apparaît en creux : c’est le volume englobé, qui se sépare nettement des autres continents voisins. Notre « continent » mesure 500 millions d’années-lumière de diamètre et contient une masse d’environ 100 millions de milliards de fois celle du Soleil. Les chercheurs lui ont donné le nom hawaiien Laniakea, qui signifie “horizons célestes immenses”. Accepté par l’Union Astronomique Internationale, c’est un hommage à ce pays de navigateurs aux étoiles qui abrite désormais quelques-uns des plus grands télescopes du monde, utilisés pour cette découverte et celles qui suivront.

Une tranche du Superamas Laniakea dans le plan équatorial supergalactique. Les nuances de couleur représentent des valeurs de densité de matière avec en rouge la haute densité et en bleu les vides. Les galaxies individuelles sont montrées comme des points blancs. On observe en blanc des courants de galaxies se déversant dans le bassin d’attraction du Laniakea, tandis que des courants en bleu foncé s’éloignent de ce bassin local et permettent de séparer notre continent de ceux voisins. Le contour orange inclut les limites extérieures de ces courants. Ce domaine a une mesure de 500 Millions d’années lumière de diamètre et inclut ~1017 M⊙ (100 millions de millards de masses solaires). © Cosmic Flows

Regarder à travers plusieurs lunettes

Pour arriver à ces résultats, Hélène Courtois et ses partenaires ont mis au point une nouvelle méthode pour définir les structures à grande échelle à l’aide des courants de galaxies. Ces calculs sont basés sur les observations conduites par Hélène Courtois et les méthodes de visualisation de Daniel Pomarède, chercheur à l’Institut de Recherche sur les Lois Fondamentales de l’Univers, CEA/Saclay.

Ils ont concentré leurs observations sur un cube de 1,5 milliards d’années-lumière de côté, soit environ 2% de l’Univers observable. Ils ont réussi le tour de force de cartographier intégralement 8 000 des galaxies présentes dans cette zone avec une précision de 10-15% : On mesure des vitesses de l’ordre de 1000 à 15000 kilomètres par seconde. Puis nous enlevons de cette mesure la part due à l’expansion de l’Univers : on parle de coordonnées co-mobiles. Il ne reste plus que la vitesse due uniquement à la masse de la galaxie et la gravité environnante, elle de l’ordre de 400 à 600 kilomètres par seconde ”, précise Hélène Courtois. Pour arriver à une précision aussi fine, il est indispensable de croiser les résultats obtenus par plusieurs techniques d’observation : analyse des supernovae et des “raies d’hydrogène neutre”, par exemple (voir encadré).

Hydrogène neutre : Cette méthode a été co-inventée en 1977 par R. Brent Tully, qui signe l’article avec Hélène Courtois. Elle consiste à observer les traînées d’hydrogène neutre (H pur) des galaxies à l’aide de radiotélescopes : les photons qu’elles émettent sont toujours à 21 cm de longueur d’onde. En vertu de l’effet Dop

          Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa wins Nobel Prize   
Born in 1936 in Arequipaog, Jorge Mario Pedro Vargas Llosa has for years been Peru's most acclaimed writer. In the late 1980s he also gained a reputation as a right-wing maverick when he led a mass movement against a decision to nationalize the country''s banks and later ran for the presidency in 1990 as a free market conservative. "His political position stains his literature" were the words of Argentine writer Luisa Valenzuela. The Nobel Prize committee obviously disagreed and cited Mario Vargas Llosa "for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual’s resistance, revolt, and defeat". A complex figure, we quote Vargas Llosa from a 2002 interview about his latest book at that time, The Feast of the Goat:

What was the inspiration for The Feast of the Goat?

In 1975, I went to the Dominican Republic for eight months during the shooting of a film based on my novel Captain Pantoja and the Special Service. It was during this period I heard and read about Trujillo. I had the idea of a novel set with this historical background. It's a long project. I went many times to the Dominican Republic to read the papers, and also to interview many people: victims, neutral people and collaborators of Trujillo.

To what degree is the book really about Alberto Fujimori?

Well, I think it's a book about Trujillo, but if you write about a dictator you are writing about all dictators, and about totalitarianism. I was writing not only about Trujillo but about an emblematic figure and something that has been experienced in many other societies.

Particularly in Latin America.

When I was at university in the Fifties, Latin America was full of dictators. Trujillo was the emblematic figure because, of course, of his cruelty, corruption, extravagance, and theatricalities. He pushed to the extreme trends which were quite common to most dictators of the time.

The corruption of power.

Dictators are not natural catastrophes. That's something I wanted to describe: how dictators are made with the collaboration of many people, and sometimes even with the collaboration of their victims.

Do you have insights into dictatorship from your political experience?

My three years in politics was very instructive about the way in which the appetite for political power can destroy a human mind, destroy principles and values and transform people into little monsters.

This novel is written partly from a woman's point of view. Was that a problem?

A challenge, not a problem. I wanted a woman to be one of the protagonists, because I think women were the worst victims of Trujillo. To his authoritarianism you have to add machismo. Trujillo used sex not only for pleasure but also as an instrument of power. And in this he went far further than many, many other dictators. He went to bed, for example, with the wives of his collaborators.

Like a Shakespeare play.

In a way. Coriolanus is a fantastic play about this subject. - from an interview with Mario Vargas Llosa conducted by Robert McCrum and published in The Observer in 2002.

1 Urania. Her parents had done her no favor; her name suggested a planet, a mineral, anything but the slender, fine-featured woman with burnished skin and large, dark, rather sad eyes who looked back at her from the mirror. Urania! What an idea for a name. Fortunately nobody called her that anymore; now it was Uri, Miss Cabral, Ms. Cabral, Dr. Cabral. As far as she could remember, after she left Santo Domingo (or Ciudad Trujillo -- when she left they had not yet restored the old name to the capital city), no one in Adrian, or Boston, or Washington, D.C., or New York had called her Urania as they did at home and at the Santo Domingo Academy, where the sisters and her classmates pronounced with absolute correctness the ridiculous name inflicted on her at birth. Was it his idea or hers? Too late to find out, my girl; your mother was in heaven and your father condemned to a living death. You'll never know. Urania! As absurd as insulting old Santo Domingo de Guzman by calling it Ciudad Trujillo. Could that have been her father's idea too?

She waits for the sea to become visible through the window of her room on the ninth floor of the Hotel Jaragua, and at last she sees it. The darkness fades in a few seconds and the brilliant blue of the horizon quickly intensifies, beginning the spectacle she has been anticipating since she woke at four in spite of the pill she had taken, breaking her rule against sedatives. The dark blue surface of the ocean, marked by streaks of foam, extends to a leaden sky at the remote line of the horizon, while here, at the shore, it breaks in resounding, whitecapped waves against the Sea Walk, the Malecón, where she can make out sections of the broad road through the palms and almond trees that line it. Back then, the Hotel Jaragua faced the Malecón directly. Now it's to the side. Her memory brings back the image -- was that the day? -- of the little girl holding her father's hand as they entered the hotel restaurant so the two of them could have lunch together. They were given a table next to the window, and through the sheer lace curtains Urania could see the spacious garden and the pool with its diving boards and swimmers. In the Patio Espanol, surrounded by glazed tiles and flowerpots filled with carnations, an orchestra was playing merengues. Was that the day? "No" she says aloud. The Jaragua of those days had been torn down and replaced by this massive shocking-pink structure that had surprised her so much when she arrived in Santo Domingo three days ago.

Were you right to come back? You'll be sorry, Urania. Wasting a week's vacation, when you never had time to visit all the cities, regions, countries you would have liked to see -- the mountain ranges and snow-covered lakes of Alaska, for instance -- returning to the island you swore you'd never set foot on again. A symptom of decline? The sentimentality of age? Curiosity, nothing more. To prove to yourself you can walk along the streets of this city that is no longer yours, travel through this foreign country and not have it provoke sadness, nostalgia, hatred, bitterness, rage in you. Or have you come to confront the ruin of your father? To learn what effect seeing him has on you, after so many years. A shudder runs the length of her body. Urania, Urania! What if after all these years you discover that behind your determined, disciplined mind, impervious to discouragement, behind the fortress admired and envied by others, you have a tender, timid, wounded, sentimental heart? - an excerpt from The Feast of the Goat by Mario Vargas Llosa
          Conférence « L’analytique RH au secours de la cartographie des risques RH »   

Guillaume Pertinant, fondateur et dirigeant de HAVASU, anime le 17 Février prochain à 18h30 dans les locaux de l’ESSEC EXECUTIVE EDUCATION - CNIT PARIS LA DEFENSE la conférence organisée par Jean-Marie Peretti et Hubert Landier pour le club ESSEC RH, l’IAS et le Club de l’Audit Social :   « L’analytique RH au secours de la cartographie des risques RH » L’entreprise est confrontée […]

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          The OD Quest: Part 3 – Rendezvous with L&D   
"I don’t have an opening in my OD team now. But, you can join our recruitment team and do recruitment in the OD way”, I heard the Senior HR Leader telling a candidate who was hell-bent on joining the OD team. This was my fifth ‘encounter’ with this gentleman (See 'Passion for work and anasakti‘, 'Appropriate metaphors for organizational commitment ‘ ,‘To name or not to name, that is the question’ and ‘A Mathematical approach to HR’for the outcomes of my previous interactions with him).

I was a bit taken aback by what I just heard. I knew that often these kind of ‘solutions’ will end in tears or worse. However, similar to what had happened during my previous encounters with him, this interaction forced me to think a bit more deeply about the underlying issue - the application of OD(Organization Development) to the various functional areas in HR (Human Resource Management). That, in turn, has prompted me to write this series of posts on 'The OD Quest' where we will look at the possibilities  that arise when OD ventures into other parts of the people management terrain.

In the first post in this series (see The OD Quest: Part 1- Mapping the terrain) we did a cartography of the Human Resources (HR) and Organization Development (OD) domains to map out the current world (the terrain) inhabited by HR and OD and also the evolving worldviews in HR and OD (ways of looking at the terrain). In the second post (see The OD Quest Part 2 : Doing Recruitment in the OD way) we made a visit to the land of Recruitment and explored the value OD can add to Recruitment. In this post, let’s take our OD Quest to one of OD’s closest neighbors – Learning & Development (L&D) also known as ‘Training’ (though the term ‘Training’ is becoming increasingly unfashionable especially for behavioral training)


OD and L&D (as opposed to OD and Recruitment) are often considered to be siblings or even twins. In some of the organizations they also live in the same house (function) called 'Learning & OD'. When OD becomes more like OE/Organization Effectiveness that focuses more on the 'structural' dimension (e.g. Organization structure, job design, congruence of structural elements, workforce planning etc.) as opposed to the 'human process' dimension and/or when L&D is clubbed with Technical/Functional Training, they are more likely to live apart, in terms of the boxes and arrows in the organization chart, often with unfortunate consequences!

When it comes to the nature of work, the boundary between OD and L&;D is not often clearly defined (and it varies significantly across organizations). Typically, individual level capability building is considered to be in the L&;D land and group and organization level capability building is considered to be in the OD land. ‘Coaching’ is a hotly disputed territory between OD and L&D. Territorial disputes also erupt when it comes to  ‘change management’/’mindset/culture change’ kind of training.   

To me, the separation between OD and L&D is arbitrary and counterproductive. Learning’ is defined as ‘sustainable change in behavior’ and OD is about ‘facilitating change’. So, it is very difficult to determine where one ends and the other begins. This is even more true these days when L&D has moved away from being primarily 'event-driven' and OD has moved away from 'conducting isolated ('hit and run')interventions'. Efforts to force a separation between the two often leads to 'things falling through the cracks'. More importantly, this can adversely affect the mutual value addition.

Let’s look at an example. One of the serious ‘crimes’ committed in the L&D land is that of ‘Training the victim’ where problems at the strategy/structure/process/culture levels are conveniently misdiagnosed as ‘capability issues’ and employees are sent for remedial training to fix their capability gaps (see ‘Training the victim’for details)!  

A closer partnership between L&D and OD can improve the quality of the diagnosis/need identification and also help in better change management to sustain the ‘change in behavior’ and ‘transfer of learning’ as the OD function often brings in excellent diagnosis and consulting skills. Also ,OD can help a lot in terms of structuring the 70% (on the job learning) part of the 70:20:10 learning model (see ‘Truths stretched too far’ for more details).  Again, ‘Leadership Training’ often degenerates into some sort of ‘Corporate Rain Dance’  (see 'Leadership Training and Corporate Rain Dance' for details). Partnership with OD can help in addressing this also.

Similarly, large scale OD interventions often involve a lot of capability building where L&D can help. Again the L&D function often brings in significant program management capability that can be leveraged to enhance the effectiveness of the roll out of change management initiatives.

A closer partnership between L&D and OD also ensures that high impact domains like ‘coaching’ don’t fall through the cracks and that they are effectively addressed. Another key area where the collaboration between OD and L&D can add a lot of value is in enabling employees to transition from one responsibility level to another responsibility level that requires a different mindset in addition to a different skillset(See ‘Accelerated learning & Rites of passage’ for a related discussion).

So where does this leave us? OD and L&D can add a lot of value to each other. This works best when their ‘natural affinity’ (in terms of nature of work) is maintained in terms of organization structure. Hence an HR organization structure that combines the L&D and OD functions into ‘Learning &OD’ is much more likely to be impactful. This also facilitates better crosspollination of skillsets and a more integrated perspective!

Any comments/thoughts before we take our OD quest to the next domain in the HR land?!
          The OD Quest: Part 2 – ‘Doing Recruitment in the OD way’!?    
"I don’t have an opening in my OD team now. But, you can join our recruitment team and do recruitment in the OD way”, I heard the Senior HR Leader telling a candidate who was hell-bent on joining the OD team. This was my fifth ‘encounter’ with this gentleman (See 'Passion for work and anasakti ‘, 'Appropriate metaphors for organizational commitment ‘ ,‘To name or not to name, that is the question’ and ‘A Mathematical approach to HR’ for the outcomes of my previous interactions with him). I was a bit taken aback by what I just heard. I knew that often these kind of ‘solutions’ will end in tears or worse. However, similar to what had happened during my previous encounters with him, this interaction forced me to think a bit more deeply about the underlying issue - the application of OD(Organization Development) to the various functional areas in HR (Human Resource Management). That, in turn, has prompted me to write this series of posts on 'The OD Quest' where we will look at the possibilities  that arise when OD ventures into other parts of the people management terrain. 


In the first post in this series (see The OD Quest: Part 1- Mapping the terrain) we did a cartography of the Human Resources (HR) and Organization Development (OD) domains to map out the current world (the terrain) inhabited by HR and OD and also the evolving worldviews in HR and OD (ways of looking at the terrain). Now, let us come back to the statement made by our Senior HR Leader – about ‘doing recruitment in the OD way’.  

Prima facie, OD and Recruitment appear to be ‘strange bedfellows’. Aren’t they at the opposite ends of the spectrum of HR activities in terms of their nature? Isn’t OD supposed to be much more strategic and evolved as compared to Recruitment? Aren’t the skillsets required for OD and Recruitment dramatically different?  However, when I thought about underlying issues a bit more quite a few possibilities started to emerge in addition to paradoxes! The crux of the issue here is ‘What is meant by the OD way?’.  

While OD is typically defined as a planned effort to increase organization effectiveness using behavioral-science knowledge, the domains that are typically associated with OD are Culture, Vision, Mission Values, Employee Engagement, Coaching, Collaboration, Diversity and Inclusion, dealing with hidden issues  and biases etc. Also the traditional OD approach has been that of action research (the process of systematically collecting data about an ongoing system relative to some need of that system, feeding thee data back into the system, taking action by altering selected variables within the system and evaluating the results of actions). Similarly, while recruitment can be defined as the process of bringing the right talent into the organization, the domains that are typically associated with recruitment are Attracting/sourcing talent, Selection, Offer, Joining and Onboarding.

Based on the above descriptions, it can be seen that OD can help in increasing the effectiveness of recruitment in many aspects including the following:

·    Increasing the person-organization fit (culture fit) during the selection process by mapping and evaluating fit on the relevant cultural and personality dimensions. Culture can be considered to be the personality of the organization and the fit of the personality of the candidate with that of the organization is something that is better addressed at the hiring stage as personalities (both individual and organizational) tend to be relatively stable (resistant to change)
 
·    Facilitating enculturation during the onboarding process (enhancing alignment with the organization values, vision and mission)
 
·    Ensuring  greater shared understanding of ‘what good looks like’ and hence avoiding unpleasant surprises

·    Helping in the formation and effective management of the psychological contract during the  recruitment process (see ‘Of salary negotiationsand psychological contact : before joining’  for more details)

·    Solving problems related to the recruitment process like early attrition  (through the action research process mentioned above and by enabling ‘sense making’)

·     Dealing with hidden biases in recruitment and thereby building a more diverse and inclusive organization.

·   Crystallizing the Employee Value Proposition (EVP) that embodies the essence of the organization to attract the right candidates and repel the wrong candidates.

·   Driving ‘bottom up culture change’ by identifying talent with the right ‘cultural DNA’ to be hired into the organization

Now, it can be argued that all these are integral parts of any good recruitment process. May be, that is exactly the point. OD is essentially a helping profession that enables individuals and groups to become more effective. At a fundamental level, OD is essentially about ‘process consulting’  - helping a client system to diagnose and solve their own problems. May be, we can just say that the application of OD makes recruitment better just like ‘sugar sweetens milk’ in the famous story* about Parsis.


Let’s come back to our Senior HR professional. What he was really advocating was to look at recruitment through the OD lens. There is a lot of merit in this. However, the danger in this situation was that the candidate might have interpreted it as a back-door entry into OD or might have inferred that there is a mandate to do a major overhaul of the recruitment process.  

So, where does this leave us? Can Recruitment be done in the OD way?  Yes, and that is just enlightened recruitment using what is considered to be the OD lens and OD skills! With Recruitment moving from 'being more like Procurement' to 'being more like Sales' to 'being more like Marketing', the relevance of the OD lens and the OD skills in Recruitment has definitely increased!

*The story goes something like this.: Parsis came to India fleeing from persecution in their Motherland Iran and landed in Gujarat. There they approached the local king Jadi Rana and requested asylum. Jadi Rana motioned to a vessel of milk filled to the very brim to signify that his kingdom was already full and could not accept refugees. In response, one of the Parsi priests added a pinch of sugar to the milk, thus indicating that they would not bring the vessel to overflowing and indeed make the lives of the citizens sweeter. Jadi Rana gave shelter to the emigrants and permitted them to practice their religion and traditions freely. Parsis are still adding “sugar” to our lives!

Any comments/thoughts?!
          The OD Quest : Part 1 - Mapping the terrain!   
"I don’t have an opening in my OD team now. But, you can join our recruitment team and do recruitment in the OD way”, I heard the Senior HR Leader telling a candidate who was hell-bent on joining the OD team. This was my fifth ‘encounter’ with this gentleman (See 'Passion for work and anasakti ‘, 'Appropriate metaphors for organizational commitment ‘ ,‘To name or not to name, that is the question’ and ‘A Mathematical approach to HR’ for the outcomes of my previous interactions with him). I was a bit taken aback by what I just heard. I knew that often these kind of ‘solutions’ will end in tears or worse. However, similar to what had happened during my previous encounters with him, this interaction prompted me to think a bit more deeply about the underlying issue - the application of OD(Organization Development) to the various functional areas in HR (Human Resource Management). That, in turn, has promoted me to write this series of posts on 'The OD Quest' where we will look at the possibilities that arise when OD ventures into other parts of the people management terrain. 

In the first post, we will begin by doing some cartography (that is, mapping out the currently known world inhabited by HR and OD). This cartography is not only of the world (terrain). At a more fundamental level, it a also a cartography of the worldviews (ways of looking at the terrain). So we will look at the various 'countries' in the HR world - like Recruitment, Training, Performance Management, Talent Management, Rewards etc. and see what happens when the OD quest reaches those countries. Of course, OD quest will explore the land of OD also,! But we will reach there towards the end of this journey because, as T S Eliot said, "We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time."  Of course, as soon as we make some progress with the cartography, we will venture out into the land of recruitment (in the next post in this series)!

To proceed further with our cartography (map making), we need to have some sort of working definitions of HR and OD. This is a difficult task as there are so many definitions. For the purpose of our discussion, we will use the following simplified definitions. Organization Development is a planned effort to increase organization effectiveness using behavioral-science knowledge. OD deals with a total system or with a subsystem in the context of the total system. Human Resource Management is about systems and processes aimed to enable the management of people within an organization so as to maximize employee performance (and engagement) in alignment with the strategic objectives of  the organization (See 'Towards a Philosophy of HR' for a deeper discussion).
So, there is an obvious overlaps in terms of overall objectives. However, when it came to actual tasks, there wasn't much of an  overlap initially, as HR was primarily focused on the basic processes related to people management (like Recruitment, Training, Performance Management, Career Planning, Compensation and Benefits etc.) whereas OD was focused on more 'ethereal' stuff like inter-team and intra-team collaboration, mission/vision/values, culture building, sensitivity training, action research etc. So, HR was mainly a set of regular activities whereas OD was a set of interventions that happened once in a while. But, this has changed quite a lot now.

These days, HR functions in most of the companies are gravitating towards some variation of the Dave Ulrich model with HR Business Partners(HRBPs), Centres of Excellence (CoEs), HR Shared Services etc. The overlap with OD happens mainly in the HRBP roles - especially when they are supposed to be 'Strategic HR Business Partners' (though what they actually end up doing varies considerably - see  'In the wonderland of HR Business Partners' for more details). Outsourcing of transactional activities in HR is also meant to prompt HR to be more strategic (though it might not always work out like that - see 'Nature abhors vacuum' for more details)

OD has also evolved from sensitivity training (in 'stranger groups' outside the organization) to sense-making (in 'intact teams' within the organization). Also, the tradition 'Diagnostic OD' (that used the 'action research' methodology to enable organizations to solve their problems) has been supplemented (not replaced!) by 'Dialogic OD' (that takes the organization reality to be 'socially constructed' and uses 'generative metaphors and images' to shape that reality).

More importantly, the worldviews (of HR and OD) are also converging with HR taking a more 'systemic view' and OD becoming more sensitive to and accountable for the sustainable value added by the OD interventions (as opposed to 'hit and run' OD interventions). Actually, the term 'intervention' no longer seems appropriate for OD work, as OD  work is currently viewed more as a 'dance involving the consultant and the client' as opposed to being some sort of an 'operation' done on (or done to) the client! 
Hence, there is a growing overlap between HR and OD. A more fundamental question is whether OD should be a CoE within HR or a separate function reporting directly to the CEO. There is no clear answer to this. Metaphorically speaking, whether OD is 'a country in the HR Union' or it is a 'completely independent entity' is a political question on which a referendum needs to be called for (again and again)! The first (OD being part of HR) is the more common scenario as of now, though it creates quite a few tricky challenges for both HR and OD (see 'OD Managers and Court Jesters'). One easy solution is to hire OD expertise from outside. But the question will come back to haunt us in another way - who will take the decision on hiring OD expertise- the HR Head or the CEO!

So,how should HR and OD respond to this overlap? Obviously,fighting over the disputed territory (however tempting that might be) is not the most effective solution. To me, one solution is for OD to remain a bit of an 'outsider' so that HR can fully be an 'insider'. Being a bit of an outsider helps the OD professional to be more objective (or at least not to have any vested interests) or even to be a bit provocative when required (see 'OD Managers and Court Jesters'). Being an insider allows HR to be fully part of the solution design and implementation. Of course, this calls for a very high level of mutual trust and respect between HR and OD. Also, remaining as an outsider while being a full member of the organization in all aspects is a very tricky 'tightrope walk' for internal OD consultants! Anyway, OD leveraging its marginality and HR leveraging its centrality to add value to the business seems the best possible solution to me. We must keep in mind that the concept of  'Business-orientation of HR' per se is quite paradoxical!
The above discussion does not complete our cartography. But we have done enough to start our 'OD quest'. It is important to remember that OD can be defined at many the levels (e.g. underlying philosophy and principles, process, tools/techniques, outcomes, skills etc.) and the quest can be done at any/all of these levels. While the story of this quest has been written from the point of view of OD, I have tried very hard not to take sides (I have done both HR and OD roles and I have the highest degree respect for HR professionals - see 'In praise of HR generalists' for more). The objective of the quest is to explore the various domains in HR with the twin objectives of (a) determining what value (if any) can OD add to the domain and (b) figuring out what OD can learn from the domain. Remember, it is a quest and not a conquest!!!
 Any comments/suggestions at this stage before we start our quest (starting with the land of recruitment in the next post)? Please let me know!

          Free Art to the People: Join the #FAFATL Movement    
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Many Twitter-savvy Atlantans are already on board with a little somethin' called #FAFATL. For the rest of you hashtag-haters, it stands for Free Art Fridays Atlanta and it is a wonderful social media-powered movement to deliver free art to the streets and encourage people to explore their home city. (Big shout out to technology on this one.)

Here’s how it works. An Atlanta street artist will “hide” his or her handicraft somewhere, snap a pic and upload it to Twitter/Facebook/Flickr etc. with a clue to help you divine its location. And so the race begins! Whoever finds the piece first gets to take it home and love it forever. Or keep the hunt going by hiding it again. Sharing is caring, y’all.

Pro tip: FAFATL doesn’t only apply on Friday. Because the first rule of FAFATL is there are no rules. The second rule is don’t talk about FAFATL. Just kidding, you can totally talk about it. In fact, you probably should talk about it. And tweet about it. And Instagram about it. Whatever it is you do. NO RULES!

Now you’re probably thinking, okay this is cool… but who do I follow? May we present a Beginner’s List.

THE MUST-HAVES


Catlanta, @cat_lanta
People will go to great lengths to get their hands on adorable wooden kittens. Especially when they’re painted in adorable outfits with a little heart on the front. (Hello, Wes Anderson litter!) Warning: These cuties are usually snatched up within an hour of being posted. Don’t fret if someone gets to the goods before you do. There’s much more to free art than woodcut cats.


Maplanta, @Map_lanta
Basically, if you want success as a FAFATL artist, make sure your name ends with -lanta. Not really. Maplanta is pretty awesome at spreadin’ local, cartographic love across the city, though. Plus, they make pieces for all of the ATL’s eccentric little neighborhoods from VaHi to Cabbagetown. Psst, they’re also on Scoutmob Shoppe, ya know, if you’d rather have your art delivered to your door.


Blockhead, @blockhead_atl
Step back, Buckhead. Clearly, Blockhead is where it’s at these days. The artist behind Blockhead gets mad props for bringing tons o’ variety to FAFATL. Each blockhead is painted with a different design before going out into the world. The possibilities are endless!

THE NEWCOMERS


Thumbs, @thumbs_atl
Shockingly, the free art thumbs are not shaped like giant thumbs. They’re normally wooden medallions with a carving of a thumbs up instead. Who couldn’t use a little more positive affirmation in their life?


Lovelock ATL, @lovelockatl
The artists of Lovelock just want you to love Atlanta as much as they do. You do, don’t you? That’s what we thought. They leave out plastic heart-shaped keyhole ornaments and lockboxes that you can store memories of the city inside of.


Clunky, @clunkyrobot
Clunky is more than a piece of free art. He’s got personality. Just look at that lopsided grin! Not to mention a whole mythos including Clunky Drones and intergalactic archenemies known as Deadnauts. What creeps.

THE OTP AMBASSADOR


MariARTa, @MariARTa13
MariARTa’s mission is to bring that Marietta swag ITP. We think it’s great to see more of the Atlanta area represented in the FAFATL game and we love seeing the heart motif being used by more than one artist. We think it gives it that tight community vibe. And that’s what it’s all about.

Remember, these aren’t all the FAFATL artists. This is just a few to get you started. Trust us when we say that once you find your first piece, you’re gonna want more for your mini art gallery. Better get to it. Ready, set, HUNT!
          Historical Topographic Map Collection bookmark   

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Geospatial Program is scanning published USGS 1:250,000-scale and larger topographic maps printed between 1884, the inception of the topographic mapping program, and 2006. The goal of this project, which began publishing the historical scanned maps in 2011, is to provide a digital repository of USGS topographic maps, available to the public at no cost. For more than 125 years, USGS topographic maps have accurately portrayed the complex geography of the Nation. The USGS is the Nation’s largest producer of printed topographic maps, and prior to 2006, USGS topographic maps were created using traditional cartographic methods and printed using a lithographic printing process. As the USGS continues the release of a new generation of topographic maps (US Topo) in electronic form, the topographic map remains an indispensable tool for government, science, industry, land management planning, and leisure.


          Scanning and georeferencing historical USGS quadrangles   

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Geospatial Program is scanning published USGS 1:250,000-scale and larger topographic maps printed between 1884, the inception of the topographic mapping program, and 2006. The goal of this project, which began publishing the Historical Topographic Map Collection in 2011, is to provide access to a digital repository of USGS topographic maps that is available to the public at no cost. For more than 125 years, USGS topographic maps have accurately portrayed the complex geography of the Nation. The USGS is the Nation’s largest producer of traditional topographic maps, and, prior to 2006, USGS topographic maps were created using traditional cartographic methods and printed using a lithographic process. The next generation of topographic maps, US Topo, is being released by the USGS in digital form, and newer technologies make it possible to also deliver historical maps in the same electronic format that is more publicly accessible.


          Westminster College Honors Student Heads to National Collegiate Honors Conference in Atlanta, GA   

Alina Clough, junior honors student at Westminster College, was accepted into the 2017 National Collegiate Honors Conference to be held in Atlanta, GA later this year. Clough will present her poster entitled “Philanthropic Cartography: Crowdmapping Rural Tanzania with OpenStreetMap (OSM).”

“I am very much looking forward to heading to Atlanta with Dr. Hicok and hope this project is able to shine a bit of light on the technological aspect of development," said Clough.

In her research project, Clough uses the Tanzania Development Trust as a case study to examine the effectiveness of crowd-sourced mapping technologies as a development tool. 

“The [Tanzania Development Trust] combines a global network of volunteer mappers with grassroots teams to work with communities in rural Tanzania,” explained Clough. “Using the maps, the Trust helps girls affected by child marriage and female genital mutilation find escape routes to safe homes where they are then provided with vocational training and family counseling.”

The theme of the conference is “Just Honors,” and will explore justice both as an academic focus and also the role honors can serve in addressing issues of access, equity, and technology in education according to www.nchchonors.org.

Clough says the emphasis on research is one of the main reasons she loves Westminster.

“All of the professors here have given me so much support to explore outside of my major through self-guided research,” added Clough.

Last year, Clough and her classmate Tyler Heintz attended the Northeast Regional Honors Council and presented their astronomy research. Clough and Heintz built a program to project sky maps over Cambridge, Massachusetts up to one million years into the future.

In the future, Clough hopes to take advantage of Westminster's Yonsei exchange semester to begin learning Korean, and would like to eventually pursue a master's in international political economy.

For more information, contact Tom Fields at fieldste@westminster.edu or 724-946-7190


          La boîte à outils de la supply chain   
vignetteLa boîte à outils de la supply chain [Ouvrage] / A. Perrot ; P. Villemus . - Paris (France) : Dunod, 2016 . - 191 p.. - (La Boite à Outils) .ISBN : 978-2-10-075927-9Langues : Français Résumé : Français
Mots-clés : Catégories principales16 - TRANSPORT. INFRASTRUCTURE. ENERGIE ; 16.1 - TransportThésaurus IAMMCHAINE D'APPROVISIONNEMENT ; GESTION DE LA CHAINE LOGISTIQUE ; LOGISTIQUE ; CHAINE DE VALEURRéseau d'activités faisant l'objet de concurrence dans une industrie donnée et qui contribuent à créer de la valeur pour le client (cf. Porter, avantage concurrentiel des nations, 1993) ; GESTION DE L'ENTREPRISE ; APPROVISIONNEMENT ; DISTRIBUTION ECONOMIQUEDistribution de bien à travers un réseau de vente, pour la répartition naturelle des plantes et animaux, utiliser DISTRIBUTION GEOGRAPHIQUE ; INFRASTRUCTUREServices, équipement et installations nécessaires pour la croissance et le fonctionnement d'un pays, etc... employer un terme plus spécifique si possible
Résumé : Comment élaborer et exécuter une stratégie Supply Chain ? Comment améliorer la distribution physique ? Comment optimiser la planification opérationnelle ? Comment fiabiliser les prévisions de vente ? Comment mieux servir les clients tout en réduisant les coûts ? Comment bien choisir ses partenaires ? Comment mieux piloter l’entreprise et améliorer ses performances ? Comment gagner du temps ? Découvrez les 63 outils et méthodes indispensables pour aborder toutes les dimensions de la Supply Chain. Traité de façon synthétique et pratique, chaque outil est décrit sur 2 ou 4 pages, comprenant l’essentiel en français et en anglais, les objectifs spécifiques, le contexte d’utilisation, les étapes de mise en oeuvre, les avantages et les précautions à prendre, ainsi que des conseils méthodologiques. Des vidéos, accessibles par QR codes, présentent quelques outils en situation.
Note de contenu : • Les stratégies Supply Chain (7 outils dont le diagnostic Supply Chain, la cartographie des acteurs...). • Les infrastructures Supply Chain (9 outils dont la décision Make or Buy, les cycles du cash, la gestion des Master Data...). • La distribution physique (7 outils dont la gestion du transport, la logistique inversée, le Cost to serve...). • La planification opérationnelle (9 outils dont la prévision des ventes, la gestion des stocks, le MRP et le plan d'approvisionnement...). • La collaboration Supply Chain (9 outils dont le Value Stream Mapping, les outils collaboratifs de planification, l'ECR...). • Le S&OP (7 outils dont la gestion de la demande, la réunion S&OP, la mise en place d'un S&OP...). • L'excellence Supply Chain (8 outils dont la clockspeed Supply Chain, le Go-to-market management, la Supply Chain Lean, la Supply Chain verte...). • La performance Supply Chain (7 outils dont les profils Supply Chain, la gestion d'un projet Supply Chain, les indicateurs de performance Supply Chain...).
Cote : L1-PER-2016

          One Word Substitution with Meaning for SSC CGL and Other Competitive Exams   
One Word Substitution with Meaning for SSC CGL and Other Competitive Exams1. Audience – a number of people listening to a lecture  
2. Altruist – one, who considers the happiness and well-being of others first
3. Atheist – a person who does not believe in God
4. Anthropologist – one, who studies the evolution of mankind
5. Autocracy – government by one person
6. Autobiography – the life history of a person written by himself
7. Amputate – to cut off a part of a person's body which is infected
8. Arsenal – a place for ammunition and weapons
9. Archives – a place where government or public records are kept
10. Amateur – a man who does a thing for pleasure and not as a profession
11. Aristocracy – government by the nobles
12. Aquatic – animals/plants ere which live in water
13. Amphibian – animals which live both on land and sea
14. Ambidexter – one, who can use either hand with ease
15. Alimony – allowance paid to wife on legal separation
16. Anthology – a collection of poems
17. Abdication – voluntary giving up of throne in favour of someone
18. Arbitrator – a person, appointed by two parties to solve a dispute
19. Astronomer – a person, who studies stars, planets and other heavenly bodies
20. Astrologer – a person who studies the influence of heavenly bodies on human beings
21. Anthology – a collection of poems
22. Axiom – a statement which is accepted as true without proof
23. Agenda – a list of headings of the business to be transacted at a meeting
24. Anarchist – one, who is out to destroy all governance, law and order
25. Almanac – an annual calender with positions of stars
26. Bigamy – the practice of having two wives or husbands at a time
27. Bibliophile – a lover and collector of books
28. Bouquet – a collection of flowers
29. Bureaucracy – government by the officials
30. Belligerent – a person, nation that is involved in war
31. Biennial – an event which happens once in two years
32. Blasphemy – the act of speaking disrespectfully about sacred things
33. Creche – a nursery where children are cared for while their parents are at work
34. Cosmopolitan – a person who regards whole world as his country
35. Chauffeur – one, who is employed to drive a motor car
36. Curator – a person incharge of a museum
37. Carnivorous – one, who lives on flesh
38. Cannibal – one, who feeds on human flesh
39. Contemporaries – belonging to or living at the same time
40. Cloak room – a place for luggage at railway station
41. Cynosure – centre of attraction
42. Connoisseur – a critical judge of any art and craft
43. Crusade – a religious war
44. Choreographer – one, who teaches dancing
45. Cacographist – a person, who is bad in spellings
46. Calligraphist – a person, who writes beautiful handwriting
47. Cynic – one, who sneers at the aims and beliefs of his fellow men
48. Convalescent – one, who is recovering health
49. Cavalry – soldiers, who fight on horse back
50. Cardiologist – a person, who is specialist in heart diseases
51. Cartographer – one, who draws maps
52. Dormitory – the sleeping rooms with several beds especially in a college or institution
53. Drawn – a game that results neither in victory nor in defeat
54. Elegy – a poem of lamentation
55. Epitaph – words which are inscribed on the grave or the tomb in the memory of the buried
56. Ephemeral – lasting one day
57. Effeminate – a person who is womanish
58. Emigrant – a person who leaves his own country and goes to live in another
59. Edible – fit to be eaten
60. Egotism – practice of talking too much about oneself
61. Encyclopaedia – a book that contains information on various subjects
62. Epicure – one, who is devoted to the pleasure of eating and drinking
63. Florist – one, who deals-in flowers
64. Fastidious – one, who is very -selective in one's taste
65. Fanatic or Bigot – one, who is filled with excessive and mistaken enthusiasm in religious matters
66. Fatal – causing death
67. Fatalist – one, who believes in fate
68. Facsimile – an exact copy of handwriting, printing etc
69. Fauna – the animals of a certain region
70. Flora – the plants of a particular region
71. Fratricide – murder of brother
72. Fugitive – one, who runs away from justice or the law
73. Fragile – easily broken
74. Feminist – one, who works for the welfare of the women
75. Granary – a place for grains
76. Genocide – murder of race
77. Gregarious – animals which live in flocks
78. Hangar – a place for housing aeroplanes
79. Hive – a place for bees
80. Horticulture – the art of cultivating and managing gardens
81. Homicide – murder of man
82. Hearse – a vehicle which is used to carry a dead body
83. Hedonist – one, who believes that pleasure is the chief good (sensual)
84. Horizon – a line at which the earth and the sky seem to meet
85. Honorary – holding office without any remuneration
86. Heretic – one, who acts against religion
87. Herbivorous – one, who lives on herbs
88. Insolvent/Bankrupt – a person who is unable to pay his debts
89. Inaudible – a sound that cannot be heard
90. Inaccessible – that cannot be easily approached
91. Incorrigible – incapable of being corrected
92. Irreparable – incapable of being repaired
93. Illegible – incapable of being read
94. Inevitable – incapable of being avoided
95. Impracticable – incapable of being practised
96. Immigrant – a person who comes to one country from another in order to settle there
97. Invincible – one, too strong to be overcome
98. Indelible – that cannot be erased
99. Incognito – travelling under another name than one's own
100. Indefatigable – one, who does not tire easily
101. Infallible – one, who is free from all mistakes and failures
102. Invigilator – one, who supervises in the examination hall
103. Itinerant – one, who journeys from place to place
104. Infirmary – a home or room used for ill or injured people
105. Infanticide – murder of an infant
106. Infantry – soldiers, who fight on foot
107. Inflammable – liable to catch fire easily
108. Interregnum – a period of interval between two reigns or governments
109. Kennel – a place for dogs
110. Lunatic asylum – a home for lunatics
111. Lexicographer – one, who compiles a dictionary
112. Loquacious – one, who talks continuously
113. Linguist – one, who is skilled in foreign languages
114. Lapidist – one, who cuts precious stones
115. Misanthrope – a hater of mankind
116. Misogamist – one, who hates marriage
117. Mortuary – a place, where dead bodies are kept for post mortem
118. Mercenery – working only for the sake of money
119. Matricide – murder of mother
120. Martyr – one, who dies for a noble cause
121. Maiden speech – the first speech delivered by a person
122. Mint – a place where coins are made
123. Misogynist – a hater of womankind
124. Morgue – a place, where dead bodies are kept for identification
125. Mammals – animals which give milk
126. Monogamy – the practice of marrying one at a time
127. Missionary – a person, who is sent to propagate religion
128. Numismatics – the study of coins
129. Namesake – a person having same name as another
130. Nostalgia – a strong desire to return home, home sickness
131. Novice or Tyro – one, new to anything, inexperienced
132. Narcotic – a medicine for producing sleep
133. Optimist – a person who looks at the brighter side of things
134. Orphan – one, who has lost parents
135. Omnipresent – one, who is present everywhere
136. Omnipotent – one, who is all powerful
137. Omniscient – one, who knows everything
138. Opaque – that which cannot be seen through
139. Obituary – an account in the newspaper of the funeral of the one deceased
140. Orphanage – a home for orphans
141. Obstetrician – one, who is skilled in midwifery
142. Ostler – one, who looks after horses at an inn
143. Omnivorous – one, who eats everything
144. Pessimist – a person who looks at the darker side of things
145. Potable – fit to drink
146. Post mortem – an examination of dead body
147. Philanthropist – a lover of mankind
148. Patricide – murder of father
149. Philatelist – one, who collects stamps
150. Plagiarism – literary theft or passing off an author's original work as one's own
151. Polygamy – the practice of marrying more than one wife at a time
152. Polyandry – the practice of marrying more than one husband at a time
153. Philogynist – a lover of womankind
154. Plebiscite – (a decision made by) votes of all qualified citizens
155. Philanderer – one, who amuses himself by love making
156. Philistine – one who does not care for art and literature
157. Plutocracy – government by the rich
158. Pseudonym – an imaginary name assumed by an author for disguise
159. Posthumous – a child born after the death of his father or the book published after the death of the writer
160. Panacea – a remedy for all diseases
161. Paediatrician – a person, who is specialist in child diseases
162. Platitude – ordinary remarks often repeated
163. Pedant – one, who makes a vain display of his knowledge
164. Polyglot – one, who speaks many languages
165. Paleography – the study of ancient writing
166. Posse – a number of policemen called to quell a riot
167. Parole – pledge given by a prisoner for temporary release, not to escape
168. Pedestrian – one, who goes on foot
169. Portable – that can be carried easily
170. Quarantine – an act of separation from other persons to avoid infection
171. Rhetoric – the art of elegant speech or writing
172. Regicide – murder of King or Queen
173. Sacrilege – violating or profaning religious things/places
174. Sculptor – one, who cuts in stones
175. Suicide – murder of oneself
176. Stable – a place for horses
177. Somnambulist – a person, who walks in sleep
178. Somniloquist – a person, who talks in sleep
179. Souvenir – a thing kept as a reminder of a person, place or event
180. Swan song – the last work (literary) of a writer
181. Sot, Toper – one, who is a habitual drunkard
182. Sinecure – a job with high salary but little responsibility
183. Stoic – a person, who is indifferent to pleasure and pain and has control over his passions
184. Sanatorium – a place for the sick to recover health
185. Sororicide – murder of sister
186. Triennial – an event which happens once in three years
187. Truant – a person/student who absents himself from class or duty without permission
188. Teetotaller – one, who does not take any intoxicating drink
189. Transparent – that which can be seen through
190. Theocracy – government by religious principles
191. Uxorious – one extremely fond of one's wife
192. Utopia – an imaginary perfect social and political system
193. Uxoricide – murder of wife
194. Verbatim – repetition of speech or writing word for word
195. Volunteer – one, who offers one's services
196. Virgin – a woman who has no sexual experience
197. Versatile – interested in and clever at many different things
198. Veteran – one, who has a long experience of any occupation
199. Venial – a fault that may be forgiven
200. Wardrobe – a place for clothes 



          Ballades piétonnes à Paris   
Toujours dans l’esprit d’exploration urbaine (voire l’article précédent) je commence à explorer les ballades piétonnes potentielles à Paris. J’en ai déjà visité et cartographié un certain nombre, mais j’aimerai étendre ce référencement au delà de la proximité directe de la seine. clic sur l’image pour le lien Google Map Engine Par ballades piétonnes, j’entend des rues/espaces/circuits où [...]
          Jordan- Collector analyses depiction of Holy Land under Ottomans by cartographers, travellers   
(MENAFN - Jordan Times) AMMAN — The former minister of water, energy and planning Hisham Khatib is also a collector of historical maps, manuscripts, photographs and paintings relat...
          Administrative Assistant III - HERE Technologies - Berlin   
HERE is a leader in global maps and location intelligence. Rooted in almost three decades of experience in cartography, its vision is simple and
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          (USA-UT-Salt Lake City) Land Surveyor   
Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary About the Agency **Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.** For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website. This position is located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Information about Salt Lake City and the area can be found at Salt Lake City, Utah. Physical demands:Work is either in an office setting or out-of-doors involving extensive hiking, carrying heavy loads, and cutting and clearing brush and debris with axes, brush hooks, and chain saws. Work environment: The work environment varies from an office setting to out-of-doors. The outdoor environment varies from flat, barren desert land or open prairie to extremely steep, rugged and broken mountains covered with dense brush and timber. The temperatures fluctuate from extremely hot to uncomfortably cold. At times, crews are required to work in rain and snow. Individuals are exposed to poisonous plants, snakes, insects, and most animals common to the outdoors. ### Duties This position serves as a Land Surveyor in the Utah State Office, the incumbent is responsible for performing work that involves establishing, investigating, and reestablishing land and property boundaries. At the lower levels, the incumbent will be assigned work designed to further develop and refine their knowledge and skills. Assignments will typically combine productive work with on-going training and instruction. Supervision received at the lower level will be closer with oversight and review being provided more frequently. At the full performance level major duties include but are not limited to: * Conducting of field surveys, preparation of field notes and draft plats for Cadastral Surveys. * Preparing plats and legal descriptions for tracts of land. * Planning and conducting surveys and resurveys involving problems of substantial variety and complexity. * Serving as chief of party on land surveys involving complexities, such as problems caused by changing watercourses or erroneous original meander lines; distorted or fraudulent prior surveys; obliterated or unrecoverable monuments; extremely high value property; actual or probable litigation; conflicting land records and survey data; and omitted lands. * Examining physical evidence recovered in the field and assesses its acceptability. * Developing complete written reports describing unique problems encountered, with recommendations, for technical examination to afford managers and supervisors an adequate record to reach a proper decision. * Coordinating a project debriefing and joint field inspection with representatives of the requesting office as part of a closeout for each project field completed ### Travel Required * Occasional Travel * At times, travel for field work, meetings and/or training may be required. ### Relocation Authorized * Yes * Travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with the Federal Travel Regulations and Departmental policy. The use of a relocation service company and home marketing incentive will not be offered. To view FAQs regarding PCS, copy and paste the following link in your web browser: http://on.doi.gov/Wg6iXi and then press enter. ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… All current or former federal employees with competitive/reinstatement eligibility; Veteran Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) eligibles; and Persons eligible under Special Hiring Authorities. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles in the local commuting area are also eligible. Questions? This job is open to 2 groups. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * U.S. Citizenship is required. * Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required. * Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections. * You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you * have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Lands. * Direct Deposit Required. ### Qualifications ****Basic Education Requirement:****This position has a positive education requirement which requires that you have a degree in land surveying or civil engineering with a surveying option or emphasis. The civil engineering major must have included at least 6 semester hours of surveying, 3 semester hours of land law, and 21 additional semester hours in any combination of surveying, photogrammetry, geodetic surveying, geodesy, route surveying, remote sensing, cartography, survey astronomy, land information systems, computer-aided mapping, aerial photo interpretation, and survey analysis and adjustments; **OR** a combination of education and experience -- course equivalent to a major in land surveying or civil engineering as described above, plus appropriate experience or additional education; **OR** current registration as a land surveyor in a State, territory, or the District of Columbia obtained by written examination. Such registration must have been obtained under conditions outlined in the National Council of Engineering Examiners (NCEE) Unified Model Law for Registration of Surveyors. Applicants wishing to be considered under this provision must show evidence of registration based on successful completion of the written examinations. Registrations granted prior to adoption of a registration law with qualification requirements equivalent to the NCEE Model law by the state, territory, or District of Columbia are not acceptable under this option. To be considered equivalent to the NCEE Model law, registration laws must include the four options listed within the NCEE Unified Model Law in the section specifying "General Requirements for Registration" as a Professional Land Surveyor. You will need to clearly state how your education meets the requirement, including any undergraduate/graduate degree(s) you have received, and submit your college transcripts or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades. **Specialized Experience:** In addition to meeting the basic education requirement, in order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement- please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled. **In addition to the time-in-grade requirement AND the basic education requirement, to qualify at the GS-07 level you must meet one of the following:** **Specialized Experience:** Applicants must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-05 level that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of a Land Surveyor. Specialized experience includes; serve as the head of small party on routine surveying assignments utilizing a variety of survey equipment including total stations, data collectors, hand held calculators, and GPS receivers. **OR** **Education:** To qualify based on education you must have 18 semester hours of graduate-level education in a directly related field OR Superior Academic Achievement (SAA). For more information on SAA, please click here. **OR** **Combination of graduate education and****experience:**Applicants may also use an equivalent combination of the type and level of experience and education described above. Only graduate level education in excess of 9 semester hours of may be combined with experience. Transcripts must be provided with your application packet. **In addition to the time-in-grade requirement AND the basic education requirement, to qualify at the GS-09 level you must meet one of the following:** **Specialized Experience:** Applicants must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 level that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of a Land Surveyor. Specialized experience includes; leading a survey party on a single more complex surveying assignment utilizing a variety of survey equipment including total stations, data collectors, hand held calculators, and GPS receivers. **OR** **Education:** To qualify based on education you must have 2 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a master’s or equivalent doctoral degree in a directly related field of study. **OR** **Combination of Education and** **Experience:** Applicants may also use an equivalent combination of the type and level of experience and education described above. Only graduate level education in excess of 18 semester hours of may be combined with experience. ****In addition to the time-in-grade requirement AND the basic education requirement**, to qualify at the GS-11 level you must meet one of the following:** **Specialized Experience:** Applicants must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 level that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of a Land Surveyor. Specialized experience includes; plan and conduct land surveys, prepare written survey documents or notes, and coordinate with interested parties as a chief of parties or project manager. Manages complex and complicated cadastral survey or resurvey projects using a variety of survey equipment including total stations, data collectors, hand held calculators, and GPS receivers. **OR**3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. dgree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a directly related field; **OR** have an equivalent combination of the type and level of experience and education described above. **NOTE:**If you are basing all or part of your experience on education, you must submit your college transcript(s) showing hours and grades from an accredited college or university. This education must have provided you the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. **IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE**. Your resume must contain enough information to show that you meet the specialized experience as defined in the announcement. In addition, your responses to the questions must be adequately reflected in your resume. You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement. Time-In-Grade for the GS-07 levelis 52 weeks at the GS-05 level. Time-In-Grade for the GS-09 level is 52 weeks at the GS-07 level. Time-In-Grade for the GS-11 level is 52 weeks at the GS-09 level. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next After the vacancy announcement closes and a referral certificate is issued, an electronic notification will be sent to the email address you provided to notify you of your status. You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MY USAJOBs account. #### BENEFITS Review our benefits ### Other Information The Bureau of Land Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster. This position may require completion of a one year probationary period. **Placement Policy:** The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. **This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.** Selective Service: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website. This is a career ladder position. Promotion is at the discretion of the supervisor, and is contingent upon meeting regulatory and legal requirements for promotion, satisfactory performance and the availability of higher level work. Promotion is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well-qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form. CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they earn a minimum score of **90** on the rating criteria for this position. Reemployment Priority List (RPL): The RPL is the mechanism agencies use to give reemployment consideration to their former competitive service employees separated by a RIF or who have fully recovered from a compensable injury after more than one year. If you are currently on a Reemployment Priority List, you may be given priority consideration. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473439200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
          (USA-DC-Washington) Land Surveyor (Deputy Chief Surveyor)   
Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary About the Agency **Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource**. For additional information about the BLM, please visit our website. This position is located in the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Division of Lands, Realty and Cadastral Survey, Washington, D.C. Information about the surrounding area may be found at Washington DC. **Physical Demands:**The work involves office activities in a sedentary environment. Some travel is required in connection with various work assignments. The employee often works under very tight deadlines and stresses opposed by the need for quick exchange for information and personal interactions. **Work Environment:** The work is performed in an office setting where risks, generally associated with an office environment, are present. Some temporary duty travel is required to visit field offices and other locations. The employee is required to abide by all existing safety requirements for the location. ### Duties The Land Surveyor position is located in the Division of Lands, Realty and Cadastral Survey and is responsible for policy research, development, and management of Cadastral Survey program in the Bureau of Land Management. The employee is the cadastral survey land management policy expert and, as such, has the responsibility for the maintenance, policy design administration, training, mineral surveys, and coordination of Public Land Survey System (PLSS) data management which includes the creation and preservation of records, and the development of cadastral standards and guides. Major Duties include, but are not limited to: * Provides detailed and thoroughly researched advice and recommendations to upper level management officials in the Bureau and the Department of the Interior on policies, regulations and developing issues affecting land surveys and the Public Land Survey System programs. * Drafts and writes proposed and final rules, preambles and regulatory text, including developing language for regulatory amendments in accordance with Federal Register requirements. * Coordinates with staff to identify, develop and transmit to Congress high priority legislative initiatives involving the Public Land Survey System. * Serves as a leader or participant in Bureau, Departmental or interagency study groups that develop proposals, options, and recommendations for use by top management in consideration of national cadastral survey and boundary management policy alternatives. ### Travel Required * Occasional Travel * Frequent travel to Washington, DC may be required during the detail. The number and length of trips to Washington, DC will vary. An initial trip of between 30 - 90 days may be required. ### Relocation Authorized * No ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… * All current BLM federal employees with competitive eligibility; * CTAP eligibles within the local commuting area. Questions? This job is open to 1 group. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * U.S. Citizenship required. * Security Clearance/Background Investigation required. * Read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections. * You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you * have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land. * Direct Deposit Required. ### Qualifications **Basic Education Requirement:** A. Degree: land surveying; or civil engineering with a surveying option/emphasis. The civil engineering major must have included at least 6 semester hours of surveying, 3 semester hours of land law, and 21 additional semester hours in any combination of the following: surveying, photogrammetry, geodetic surveying, geodesy, route surveying, remote sensing, cartography, survey astronomy, land information systems, computer-aided mapping, aerial photo interpretation, and survey analysis and adjustments. **-or-** B. Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in land surveying or civil engineering as described in paragraph A, plus appropriate experience or additional education. ** -or-** C. Current registration as a land surveyor in a State, territory, or the District of Columbia obtained by written examination. Registration must have been obtained under conditions outlined in the National Council of Engineering Examiners (NCEE) Unified Model Law for Registration of Surveyors. (You must show evidence of registration based on successful completion of the written examinations.) **In addition to the education requirements, we are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below.** **Specialized Experience Requirements:** In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled. In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled. **For the GS-13: Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level experience.** **Examples of specialized experience at the GS-12 level or equivalent level include:**Experience in professional land surveying work such as plan and direct general surveys and resurveys. Experience with researching and interpreting land records and legal decisions; coordinating and integrating segments of survey projects. Experience applying survey and computation techniques, and communicating with government, insurance and legal professionals, and landowners. **For the GS-14: Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level experience.** **Examples of specialized experience at the GS-13 level or equivalent level include:**Experience in professional land surveying work such as plan and direct general surveys and resurveys of all types. Experience with researching and interpreting land records and legal decisions; coordinating and integrating segments of survey projects. Experience applying advanced survey and computation techniques, and communicating with government, insurance and legal professionals, landowners and Tribal entities. You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. Candidates must meet all qualification requirements as identified in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook. This position is under the Individual Occupational Requirement, Land Surveying Series, 1373. **Education Requirement**: You will need to clearly state your undergraduate/graduate degree(s) and submit your college transcripts or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next You will be notified of the status of your application as the qualification review process is conducted. You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MY USAJOBs account. #### BENEFITS Review our benefits ### Other Information The Bureau of Land Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval. **Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP):** CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well-qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form. **CTAP Eligibles:** CTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they fall within the Well Qualified or Best Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position. **Selective Service:** Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to: Selective Service Website. Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473494900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
          (USA-NM-Carlsbad) Cartographic Technician (Recent Graduate)   
Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary About the Agency For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website. This position is located in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Information about Carlsbad and the Carlsbad area can be found at Carlsbad, NM. Physical Demands: The physical requirements of the position are normal for an office environment. The work will require extended periods of standing at a digitizing tablet or light table and sitting at a computer workstation. Work Environment: Typically, work is performed in a normal office setting; however, occasional field work may be required. This position is for Recent Graduates who have completed a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution within the previous 2 years. Note: (1) Certain veterans precluded from applying within the timeframe due to a military service obligation have up to 6 years from completing their education to apply. This is an excepted service, developmental experience appointment expected to last only 1 year under the BLM Pathways Recent Graduates Program. The BLM will require the selected applicant to complete a Participant Agreement in which it shall document the anticipated start and end dates for this developmental appointment. The agency may noncompetitively convert a Recent Graduate who is a U. S. citizen to a term or permanent appointment in the competitive service, as long as the Recent Graduate successfully completes the BLM’s 1 year developmental program and meets the OPM Qualification Standards for the targeted occupational series. ### Duties Provide operational support to GIS projects at the Field Office. Evaluate geographic data for spatial accuracy, correct errors and assure that map products are press ready and meet BLM mapping standards. Utilize GIS to supplement and ultimately replace manual drafting of plat records. Serve as liaison support within and outside the Bureau to ensure coordinated development of GIS technology. Assist Resource Staff in digital data collection and GIS database maintenance, interacting with various resource specialists in a multitude of environments to discover/recover information that will be converted to the current GIS. Provide support to field mapping projects utilizing Global Positioning Systems and digital imagery. Answers questions and provides information for the general public, other agencies and groups relating to the use of GIS. ### Travel Required * Occasional Travel * Less than 5 days a month. ### Relocation Authorized * No ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Recent Graduates who in the previous 2 years have completed a degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. Veterans precluded by a military service obligation have up to 6 years after completion of degree or certificate to apply. Questions? This job is open to 1 group. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * U.S. Citizenship is required * Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections * You cannot hold an active real estate license, nor can you * Have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land * Direct Deposit Required * Background Investigation Required ### Qualifications Be at least 16 years of age or older for a non-arduous or non-hazardous duty position. A Recent Graduate who has obtained a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution within the previous 2 years or other applicable period. Other applicable period may include: (1) Certain veterans precluded from applying within the timeframe described above due to a military service obligation, shall have a full 2-year period of eligibility upon his/her release or discharge from active duty. However, in no event, may the individual’s eligibility period extend beyond 6 years from the date on which the individual completed the requirements of an academic course of study. In order to assess you meet a qualified status for this position and to refer you to the hiring manager, the agency must be able to determine that you meet the qualifications based on completed education, specialized experience, and/or both - please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade (GS-06) of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled. ****Specialized Experience for the GS-07 is described as:******** **Experience:**One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-­06 level performing work in cartography or in a related field such as photogrammetry or geodesy, where the work required similar knowledge and skills: **OR****Education:**One year of graduate level education** only**in those instances where it is directly related to the work of the position, Examples of acceptable courses include: cartography, astronomy, geodesy, photogrammetry, oceanography, computer science, land surveying, geophysics, remote sensing, algebra, trigonometry, and calculus. Not more than 9 of the 18 semester hours should have been in mathematics or statistics. **(NOTE:**18 semester hours is considered an academic year of graduate study**)** You must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. This position does not have an education requirement. You must meet the specialized experience requirement to qualify for this position. You will need to clearly state your undergraduate/graduate degree(s) and submit your college transcripts or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades. ### Security Clearance Not Applicable Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next You will be notified of the status of your application as the qualification review process is conducted. You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MY USAJOBs account. #### BENEFITS Review our benefits ### Other Information SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website. May require completion of a 1 year probationary period. Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee. BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants. This position is not eligible for Telework. Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473563900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
          Administrative Assistant III - HERE Technologies - Berlin   
HERE is a leader in global maps and location intelligence. Rooted in almost three decades of experience in cartography, its vision is simple and
Gefunden bei HERE Technologies - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:55:17 GMT - Zeige alle Berlin Jobs
          National Atlas of the Arctic   
Photo by the press-service of the Russian Geographical Society
Photo by the press-service of the Russian Geographical Society

A fundamental cartographic edition there was presented in the Russian Geographical Society


          Marvelous Maps And Curious Cartography - A Compilation   
I put these old weird historic maps together when I found them on a cool site, I love maps, all kinds of maps. Whether it be war maps, demographics maps, and even these wacko pieces of art.
          Welcome to ICC2017 in Washington, D.C. #icc2017dc   
Today, the 28th International Cartographic Conference is opened in Washington, D.C., USA! After busy days with twelve well-attended pre-conference workshops, the main conference will be opened today with keynotes by Robert Cardillo, Tom Patterson, Dr. Lee Schwartz and Mikel Maron. More than 450 presentations in 160 sessions will follow in the next five days. You […]
          Comment on Birthday Loot 2017. by Michael Eochaidh   
Cartographies of Tsardom looks interesting. I hope she got you the paperback; Amazon US lists the current price of a used hardcover at $2850.99. On another note, the other thing that drives me crazy about hard SF is clumsy exposition (i.e., infodumps). I read Neal Stephenson's Seveneves last year and he would go on for pages describing orbital mechanics. Despite the thinly-veiled characters largely taken from today's world (Neil deGrasse Tyson and a younger version of Hilary Clinton are in there) it was just compelling enough that I was able to finish. (Although it was pretty close in the last third, where his genetics were questionable.)
          Administrative Assistant III - HERE Technologies - Berlin   
HERE is a leader in global maps and location intelligence. Rooted in almost three decades of experience in cartography, its vision is simple and
Gefunden bei HERE Technologies - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:55:17 GMT - Zeige alle Berlin Jobs
          Administrative Assistant III - HERE Technologies - Berlin   
HERE is a leader in global maps and location intelligence. Rooted in almost three decades of experience in cartography, its vision is simple and
Gefunden bei HERE Technologies - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:55:17 GMT - Zeige alle Berlin Jobs
          The DitchRider's blog post was featured   
The DitchRider's blog post was featured

Sunday Poetry: Kristian Macaron

OK, so Kristian is a Facebook friend. We did meet somewhere, but my memory fails me. She is published by Swimming with Elephants, and her wandering poems are epic cataclysms of molten explosions, star twists and extravaganzas. She's quite persistent on the topic that minimizes our personal angst into mere specks, blips on the eyeballs of galaxies. Wanderer I’ve been trying to figure out the way the world was built.The way tectonics equal breath—In that same way moments ofnebulae and volcanoes passamong us into some elemental ocean—as even as moments of picking upstarfish in the surf, as sifting throughstones in mountains. Pangea, Rodinia, Laurasia, Atlantis are names of infinite movement andonce they’ve released their seismic shudders the plates mantle-warmbreathe Jade—tectonic scarring—silty snake green and ocean veined.Once a stranger told me that the Grand Canyon grows one centimetereach year—or crumbles—and that part of Guatemala is in California, and he’s probablywrong, but “I know the world is moving,” he says and tells methe snowy plateau of the Rockiesis part of the Pacific subterraneanwhich forced herself up through the crustto become a continental core. I’ve stood in Chaco canyon under the many-armed paintednova spinning in the shadow of a blinding sun.Once the bed of a millennial ocean,epicontinental from the Arctic to the Mexican Gulf—the dirt roads that pass through here connectedthe home of a millennial people.Supernova light—once an outstretched sudden flame—already past and already dimming. A planet is a wanderer, a wonderer.Now that years occur to me as space, I realize thatmost seconds I am not aware of where you areon this Earth, in this stitched river of novas,this bed of planets. I’ve been trying to figure out the way the world was built.The ground is as old as Creation.Earth, we call her, earth: stone, dirt, ash, dust.Before the mountains there were oceans.Before oceans, a surface, and underneath:a molten heart, pulsing—to set the beat of ours— in bursts. Suddenly earth— suddenly starfish— suddenly breath—suddenly stars—The first cartographs are mountains pressed with seashells—tattoos older than language.The words of the Creator are these mountains—dry ridges of deep ocean, pressed by atmosphere.We are here with no compass, but how we choose todraw our breath, soundless;plant our steps, mercurial. A star can live for a million years and collapse in secondsso heavy it suffocates into its own gravity.All brightness, and suddenly neutrinos sculpting glow.From the surging remnant sings a radiant heartbeat—a beacon so fiercely alive it pulses through lightyears— The astronomers say that we hold comet debris in our bodies andin that in four billion years our dust will meet Andromeda,churning molecular pendula, falling into some new world—or perhaps into the roiling chaos of star birth. I’ve been trying to imagine how the world was built.And when she stopped making herself to be formed by hands—bone brittle soft blood hands—what it is she seeks from us whenshe is already madeof limestoneof lava. *When We Dream of Those Blue Fires what it says about us, thatour children are raised on fairy tales,that we obsess about wonder—no,what it says about them, that theyform in such myth, and we expectthem—we expect ourselves—to be real. A myth is meant to vanish, and when it does— There is a place in the world where the volcano spills blue, but not-firesome kind of wonder like fairy light, and it builds and burns and it flickersfrom a far off mountain, some island, some where, some real andfor a while, pictures of cerulean blaze brim over—capture. This electric indigo isflame is wonder. Before, we don’t even think of the explanation and —we are in the moments after, I want you to know that I am not ignoring the way the world is burning.I am not ignoring how this waterfall is not water falling is not blue fire is not wishbecause after is always now always moving in the moments we realize how truly we were raised on brimstone.*Alpenglow His voice doesn’t bring her stories of cloudsanymore or echoes of how electricitymakes the faraway cities mimicstars in their humming flickers of wire.She takes this evenly, like farming ashes in a campfire,like one cup of coffee at a time,like one drive to work in the morningand one drive home in the evening,one closing of a book.Like one sun setting or alpenglow—the sun’s paint on the mountains at twilight. It’s then she remembers what they sayabout mountain menis that they often learn to movewithout feet: Never knowing howto tread a ground meant to go betweenthings or traveledhand-in-hand.Alpenglows are the colors on the mountain, after all,and while she sees thecordilleras basking in horizon,cloaked in their warm rainbow they are sinking intohis irises—like honey,like tea leaves,like dew.*Bio:Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Kristian Macaron received her MFA from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts in 2012. She is a writer in multiple genres and enjoys the challenges of each. Storm, her first poetry chapbook, was released in 2015 from Swimming With Elephants Publications in Albuquerque, New Mexico.Her fiction has appeared in The Winter Tangerine Review volume 3, Lightning Cake Journal, and Ginosko Literary Journal; nonfiction in The Bellows American Review, and the Albuquerque Brewer's Crew Magazine. Her poetry has been published online in Philadelphia Stories, Elbow Room New Mexico, Watermelon Isotope, and Duke City Fix. She is a founding editor of the literary journals, Manzano Mountain Review and Little Wolf. Find her work here: kristianmacaron.comFor submission guidelines see the bottom paragraph in previous posts.  Sorry. mm.See More

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"Upgrades" by Barry Charman (Daily Science Fiction, 2/14/2017): "The robots kept their rendezvous, and held hands beneath the bridge. This wasn't supposed to happen, they knew, but only the moon could see them, and it wouldn't tell." Four-dimensional companionships
"Cyclical" by Tanya Breshears (Daily Science Fiction, 1/20/2017): "May returns to her familiar place to grieve, a moment she once spent on a sunny hillside, flat on her back with her face to the sky, fingers twisted in the grass like she might soon be flung off this spinning planet. She supposes it's telling that her most comforting moment is a human one."
"The Heart's Cartography" by Susan Jane Bigelow (Lightspeed, May 2017): "Jade was the sort of backwoods girl who had a map of the countryside tattooed on her heart, and she could feel it in her bones when the pieces of her world shifted. So when the new family moved into the house across the road that late summer, she felt ripples of wrongness radiating out from them and their too-bright clothes, their bizarrely old-fashioned wood-paneled station wagon, and their rolling words that felt just a little to the left of normal. 'Time travelers,' said Jade's brother, watching them from the window the day they moved in."
Heroes' journeys toward love
"Infinite Love Engine" by Joseph Allen Hill (Lightspeed, April 2017): "Beeblax beats its wings against a superlumic slurry of time and space, and the universe turns to liquid starlight in its periphery; inside rides Aria Astra—Stellar Champion of the Star Supremacy, Wielder of the Sister Ray, Spacetrotting Coolgal, and Humanity's Last Hope—nestled within a blob of translucent pink jellymeat, and it is totally cool and only a little disgusting." Joseph Allen Hill previously on MeFi.
"Sun, Moon, Dust" by Ursula Vernon (Uncanny, May/June 2017): "'The spirits in the sword. Great warriors. A barbarian priest bound them to the sword long, long ago. Draw the sword and they'll fight for you.' She scowled, and the deep lines around her nose grew deeper. 'They'll teach you to fight. I should have done, but I'm dying.'" Ursula Vernon previously on MeFi.
Moderately messed-up beginnings of romance
"A Heart, An Egg, A Lock of Hair" by Kelly M. Sandoval (Daily Science Fiction, (5/16/2017): "She'd done what any seventeen-year-old would do, with the world ending in every way that mattered. She made the pain stop. A trick she'd learned from her father. Cut down the center of your chest. Pull out your heart, feel it beating in your palms. Listen to the sound of it, the hollow thud of pain. Hide it, in the old way. An egg, a goose, a mountain, a cave."
"How Lady Nightmare Stole Captain Alpha's Girlfriend" by Kristen Brand (Luna Station Quarterly, March 2017): "The last time Sara had been held hostage had definitely been worse ... Today would probably be a close second, though, because this time her hostage-taker was a supervillain."
Happy families not all alike
"Home is a House That Loves You" by Rachael K. Jones (PodCastle, 3/3/2017; audio): "Before the war with Apsides, I wanted to be like my Aunt Martha, who at the age of forty five stepped into an abandoned lot near Aurora's city center, buried her toes in dirt, stretched up her arms, and became a skyscraper."
"The Waters and Wild of Winter Street" by Jessi Cole Jackson (The Book Smugglers, 6/27/2017): "If only Geoffrey and Matt had known, way back when. If they'd tuned into the clues that one of their precious baby girls was something other, something more, than the average baby girl. They might have done things differently, had they known. But they didn't know. They didn't know in the slightest."
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"Upgrades" by Barry Charman (Daily Science Fiction, 2/14/2017): "The robots kept their rendezvous, and held hands beneath the bridge. This wasn't supposed to happen, they knew, but only the moon could see them, and it wouldn't tell."

Four-dimensional companionships
"Cyclical" by Tanya Breshears (Daily Science Fiction, 1/20/2017): "May returns to her familiar place to grieve, a moment she once spent on a sunny hillside, flat on her back with her face to the sky, fingers twisted in the grass like she might soon be flung off this spinning planet. She supposes it's telling that her most comforting moment is a human one."
"The Heart's Cartography" by Susan Jane Bigelow (Lightspeed, May 2017): "Jade was the sort of backwoods girl who had a map of the countryside tattooed on her heart, and she could feel it in her bones when the pieces of her world shifted. So when the new family moved into the house across the road that late summer, she felt ripples of wrongness radiating out from them and their too-bright clothes, their bizarrely old-fashioned wood-paneled station wagon, and their rolling words that felt just a little to the left of normal. 'Time travelers,' said Jade's brother, watching them from the window the day they moved in."
Heroes' journeys toward love
"Infinite Love Engine" by Joseph Allen Hill (Lightspeed, April 2017): "Beeblax beats its wings against a superlumic slurry of time and space, and the universe turns to liquid starlight in its periphery; inside rides Aria Astra—Stellar Champion of the Star Supremacy, Wielder of the Sister Ray, Spacetrotting Coolgal, and Humanity's Last Hope—nestled within a blob of translucent pink jellymeat, and it is totally cool and only a little disgusting." Joseph Allen Hill previously on MeFi.
"Sun, Moon, Dust" by Ursula Vernon (Uncanny, May/June 2017): "'The spirits in the sword. Great warriors. A barbarian priest bound them to the sword long, long ago. Draw the sword and they'll fight for you.' She scowled, and the deep lines around her nose grew deeper. 'They'll teach you to fight. I should have done, but I'm dying.'" Ursula Vernon previously on MeFi.
Moderately messed-up beginnings of romance
"A Heart, An Egg, A Lock of Hair" by Kelly M. Sandoval (Daily Science Fiction, (5/16/2017): "She'd done what any seventeen-year-old would do, with the world ending in every way that mattered. She made the pain stop. A trick she'd learned from her father. Cut down the center of your chest. Pull out your heart, feel it beating in your palms. Listen to the sound of it, the hollow thud of pain. Hide it, in the old way. An egg, a goose, a mountain, a cave."
"How Lady Nightmare Stole Captain Alpha's Girlfriend" by Kristen Brand (Luna Station Quarterly, March 2017): "The last time Sara had been held hostage had definitely been worse ... Today would probably be a close second, though, because this time her hostage-taker was a supervillain."
Happy families not all alike
"Home is a House That Loves You" by Rachael K. Jones (PodCastle, 3/3/2017; audio): "Before the war with Apsides, I wanted to be like my Aunt Martha, who at the age of forty five stepped into an abandoned lot near Aurora's city center, buried her toes in dirt, stretched up her arms, and became a skyscraper."
"The Waters and Wild of Winter Street" by Jessi Cole Jackson (The Book Smugglers, 6/27/2017): "If only Geoffrey and Matt had known, way back when. If they'd tuned into the clues that one of their precious baby girls was something other, something more, than the average baby girl. They might have done things differently, had they known. But they didn't know. They didn't know in the slightest."
"Lizard-Baby" by Benjamin Schaefer (Guernica, 3/20/2017): "Last year, while on vacation in New Mexico, I went on a vision quest with a South American shaman, met the Devil, and came home pregnant."

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GIS Specialist Apply Now Sign up for similar job alert! Job ID : 10209 Company : State of Arkansas Location : little rock, AR Type : Contract Duration : 6 Months Rate : DOE Salary : Open Status : Active Openings : 1 Posted : 2 days ago Short Description: The primary role for this position is to maintain the vector and tabular data associated with the Department of Finance and Administration(DF&A) Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Program(SSTP). Complete Description: Local Candidates PreferredDuties: The data is ingested by numerous commercial entities that aggregate jurisdictional sales tax assignments based on point of delivery transactions. The data is the result of ongoing efforts by the Arkansas GIS Office to collect, standardize, and publish a Statewide Address Point File as well as the maintenance of the United States Postal Service's ZIP+4 data, and County Project programs. This position will have a significant role in the quality control and assurance of all the previously mentioned efforts. Ingests address point structure data to ensure that it conforms to previously established standards by using python scripting and subjective review to ensure data quality requirements. Serve as the Arkansas GIS office's USPS conduit for County Project address data submission, ingestion, and analysis for inclusion into USPS's Address Management System. Monitor changes in city boundary and assign proper tax jurisdiction codes based on spatial location of address data resulting from city boundary changes. Maintain and update tabular data in GIS and Database environments and publish SSTP data. Assists in developing workflow and routines for ingesting spatial data from a variety of sources into a common standard, performs geostatistical analyses, generates and analyzes geocoding jobs, tests and analyzes geocoding results, displays and communicates results using GIS on a weekly basis. Develops, tests, documents and performs data capturing, analysis and quality control procedures on a weekly basis. Communicates issues and errors to local constituents in meaningful ways to correct and enhance data quality. Enhances and promotes the utilization of GIS through technical support for other team members on a daily basis. Assists in the quality control and quality assurance testing for address databases, may occasionally participate field verification at local, city or county levels. Occasionally travel to county locations to meet with constituents on address point file data development, maintenance, and verification. Represent the agency with the highest standards of conduct. Required Abilities: Must be able to communicate on a basic level in nurturing and educational tones with less sophisticated users who are creating data, must communicate with managers accurate and useful status updates, manage and report time spent on all work activities, follow quality standards, have the ability to work in a team environment, complete assigned tasks, determine time estimates and schedule for own work and resolve issues in a timely manner. Must have working knowledge of arcpy python scripting module development and deployment as it relates to overall data processing workflow automation. Also must have intimate understanding of Structured Query Language as it relates to SQL Server as well as SQL Server Integration Service scripting to automate tabular workflows. Skill Required / Desired Amount of Experience Experience with ArcGIS software for developing GIS databases Required 3 Years Experience with ArcEditor data creation and editing tools, snapping toleran Required 3 Years Experience with address match and geocoding techniques Required 1 Years Ability to create cartographically pleasing outputs Required 3 Years Ability to communicate technical information effectively written & verbal Required 3 Years