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     29 October 1998

                                        Chesapeake Bay Foundation
                                        162 Prince George Street
                                        Annapolis, Maryland 21401
                                        410.268.8816 (Annap.)
                                        301.261.2350 (DC)
                                        410.269.0481 (Balto.)
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Washington Parks and People

Position Announcement: Mapper, Blueways and Greenways Project

Washington Parks and People, a non-profit community action group, seeks
a self-motivated individual to play a critical role in the development
of the Blueways and Greenways maps and database for Washington, DC, the
Blue Ridge Piedmont, and the Chesapeake Bay.

Project Description

The Blueways and Greenways Project is a 20-year project that will
demonstrate existing links among neighborhoods, watersheds and cultural
resources in the Metropolitan Washington region and in the surrounding
Potomac and Chesapeake watersheds. The project will provide maps of
these links to promote stewardship of natural and cultural resources,
and implement a citizen-based vision of the region through grassroots

Position Description
The Mapper will gather geocoded data from local governments and other
institutions, create data from non-digital media, and produce maps that
identify selected waterways, trails, parks, historic sights and others.
The Mapper will also be responsible for the creation and maintenance of
a larger database of such resources, to incorporate the resources
identified or established after the maps are published. As citizens
envision new Blueways and Greenways, subsequent  maps will be published
to assist citizen action toward implementing the vision itself.

Minimum Qualifications
The Blueways and Greenways Mapper must be personally committed to moving
beyond the automobile-dependent, land-consumptive vision that currently
defines the Washington Metropolitan area. The candidate must posses
excellent writing and presentation skills, and a practical knowledge of
layout and design of publication maps is essential.

 The Mapper must be able to locate digital, written and oral sources for
inclusion on the map, and so must be prepared to work with staff and
individuals outside of Washington Parks and People who are not
technically-oriented. Qualified applicants should be comfortable in the
Windows NT operating system, possess expertise in the manipulation and
creation of map coverages (such as reprojection and digitizing) using
Arc\INFO and ArcView geographic information systems (GIS). The Mapper
should be proficient in the construction and maintenance of a relational
database, and use of the Internet. Knowledge of ESRI's AML and Avenue
programming languages is a plus. Familiarity with local governments,
cultural institutions and other data sources is highly desirable.
Experience with graphics packages - such a as Adobe Illustrator - is
desirable. The position is for two years, and is extendible.

The salary is $28,000 to $32,000 full-time, plus benefits.

Application Procedure
Please send cover letter, resume, and the names of three references by
November 30th, 1998 to:

  Michael Lester
 Washington Parks and People
 c/o The Chesapeake Bay Foundation
 162 Prince George Street
 Annapolis, Maryland  21401

Women, minorities, and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Britt Griswold
RS Information Systems
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Code 253 Bldg. 8, Rm. N15
Greenbelt, MD 20771
(301) 286-3381
(301) 286-1705 FAX
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