GIS Technician: Human Footprint Interpreter
Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI) - Edmonton, AB

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Job Status : Full Time, Temporary
Term 1 : July 1st, 2013—December 24st, 2013
Positions : 1
Salary : $16.62/hour
Location : Edmonton, Alberta

The Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI) is currently seeking a highly motivated, results-oriented, self-starting individual to interpret and map human footprints throughout Alberta and update existing maps to match the most recent remotely sensed data. It is a great opportunity for junior to intermediate employee. This position may extend longer. The successful candidate will use satellite images of Alberta and GIS software to digitize a variety of types of human disturbances in the landscape.

ABMI is an arms-length, value-neutral scientific organization that measures and reports on the health of Alberta’s biodiversity. The ABMI is among the most rigorous and broadly-supported biodiversity monitoring programs in the world. Please visit for more details about ABMI.


  • Interpret and map human footprint from satelite imageries and GIS data;
  • Update existing human footprint maps;
  • Maintain database for the mapping.


  • Experience using ArcGIS 9.0 or above;
  • Experience working on research teams;
  • Attention to details;
  • Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

While we thank all applicants for their interest in this position; only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter.