Altavian Geospatial Analyst Intern - Gainesville, FL

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 22:32 -- exf107
Hello Ms. King,
I received the following email from Mr. Brian Murphy at Altavian looking for intern/job candidates and thought I'd pass it along in case you want to add it to the jobs board on the department's website.  He said it would be fine to share with anyone who might be interested.
Adam Shinal

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From: Brian Murphy <>
Date: Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 1:47 PM
Subject: Altavian Geospatial Analyst Internship position
To: "" <>

Dear Adam,

Altavian is on the prowl for a Geospatial Analyst Intern position (see below). We are searching high and low for the right pool of candidates. Since you are also a member of ASPRS, I could really use your help in identifying the right person. Thanks, in advance, for any assistance you can provide in terms of passing this information along to someone who you think might be interested in this position.

Note: We might also be willing to accept part-time graduate students or any recent graduates who might be interested in pursuing graduate studies at the University of Florida; particularly in the Geomatics or Geography programs.



Altavian, inc.

Brian E. Murphy, CP, GISP

Vice President of Business Development
ph: 352.535.0307 | e:




Altavian Geospatial Analyst Intern Description

This is a great opportunity to step foot into the world of Unmanned Aerial Systems, photogrammetry and remote sensing technologies. Altavian currently has a Geospatial Analyst 12-Week Internship available. Qualified applicants who successfully complete the program may have the opportunity to convert to a full time position.

Applicants interested in applying for this job must submit a cover letter, three references, a resume and salary requirements to

Job Openings

·       1 Positions based in Gainesville, FL

Citizenship Requirements

Must be a U.S. Person as defined by 22 CFR 120.15

Desired (but not Required) Certifications and Licenses

·       Licensed State of Florida Professional Surveyor and Mapper (PSM) or State of Florida Surveyor-In-Training (SIT)

·       GIS Professional (GIS Certification Institute)

·       Any ASPRS Certification Associated with Photogrammetry or Remote Sensing

·       Any other relevant GIS or Remote Sensing Certifications

Desired (but not required) Educational Background

·       Masters in Geomatics, Geography, Remote Sensing or GIS

Desired Skillsets

·       Self-starter / able to work with minimal supervision

·       Experience in:

o   GIS, Photogrammetry and/or remote sensing

o   Working with ESRI ArcGIS

o   Post-processing orthoimagery

o   NDVI Analysis


Duties and Responsibilities

·       Will be responsible for following and amending documented workflows for post-processing UAV data using various software packages

·       Will be responsible for assessing and validating positional accuracy of data using ground control points and performing RMSE calculations

·       Will need to be able to upload orthoimagery into ArcServer and also perform NDVI analysis and perform spectral adjustments to RGB, CIR and NDVI imagery

·       Responsible for developing procedures for laying out ground control points (GCPs) using RTK GPS antennas