[Humanist] 27.641 job at Trinity College Dublin

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Fri Dec 20 07:30:54 CET 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 641.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2013 02:36:39 +0000
        From: Alexander O'Connor <Alex.OConnor at scss.tcd.ie>
        Subject: Job Posting: GIS Web Developer

Web-Developer for GIS on the Fagel Project, 
Trinity College Dublin

Fagel Map Project

The Fagel archive contains one of the finest pre-1800 cartographic 
collections anywhere in the world, unsurpassed in terms of quality and 
standard of preservation. The Fagel material is practically unknown 
outside of Trinity College Dublin yet it includes the finest surviving 
examples of seventeenth and eighteenth century Dutch, French and German 
cartography, as well as complete sets of coloured town plans for every 
major settlement in the ‘known’ world, hundreds of contemporary battle 
plans and the first detailed maps of many countries as and when they 
were first surveyed. Building on the success of Trinity College’s Down 
Survey of Ireland map project (http://downsurvey.tcd.ie), the Fagel 
collection is to be made available to the public for the first time.

The Fagel project (2014-15) will create an open access web portal which 
includes digital images of the entire Fagel cartographic collection. 
This project, in direct collaboration with Google, will allow access to 
images through both a Google Maps interface, whereby the user can point 
to a place on a modern globe, select a date and the appropriate map(s) 
will appear, or through traditional keyword and faceted search. Image 
characteristics will include location, date, cartographer, place of 
publication, as well as various themes. Themed search will enable the 
user to browse maps by type; for example, charts, military plans or 
colonial maps. The Fagel portal will be the largest single source of 
pre-1800 cartography anywhere in the world.

Job Description: Web-Developer for GIS on the Fagel Project, TCD
Contract: Full time, fixed term --€“ 12-month post (approx. April 
2014-April 2015)
Salary: 37,750-‚40,003 euro per annum

Job Specification:
1.	Geo-Referencing of Image Data
2.	Encoding of Geographic Data
3.	Database Development
4.	Web Front-End Development
5.	Identify research projects related to the Fagel Collection

Desirable Skills and Experience:
1.	Google Maps / ARCGIS
2.	PHP
3.	Javascript - JQuery
5.	XML
6.	MySQL
7.	Strong initiative in developing research projects
8.	Ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
9.	Experience of the following would be an advantage (but is not a 
necessity): MARC-XML; Leaflet JS; 3D Terrain Modelling.

Candidates should submit a cover letter (600-1000 words) expressing your 
suitability for the position together with a full curriculum vitae to 
include the names and contact details of 3 referees (email addresses if 
possible) to Séamus Lawless - Seamus.Lawless at scss.tcd.ie with the 
subject heading "Fagel Web-Developer for GIS".

Dr. Alexander O'Connor
Research Fellow
Knowledge & Data Engineering Group
School of Computer Science &  Statistics
Trinity College, Dublin

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