Cartographer

Washington, DC
Consulting: Analytics & Operations
Full-time
Cartographer
Supporting Office – NGA Maritime Safety Office
Clearance – TS/SCI (minimum) CI poly (preferred)
Start Date – 1 June 2018
Location – Washington, DC and St. Louis, MO
Background:
NGA, Maritime Safety Office (SFH) seeks to quantitatively increase production throughput for the Digital Nautical Charts (DNC)/Electronic Navigation Charts (ENC), Littoral Planning Chartts (LPC), Maritime Orthorectification Team (MOT), and Dynamic World Coastline (DWC) programs.
Supporting to DNC/ENC Production:
SFH seeks to increase In-House DNC/ENC production and contract DNC/ENC production capacity which will allow SFH to respond more rapidly to customer requests and to enhance the quality and accuracy of SFH’s DNC/ENC portfolio.
The scope of work for DNC/ENC production includes, but is not limited to, support to the following functions:
· Source evaluation of rasterized nautical charts, ENC, digital hydrographic survey data, Notices to Mariners (NtM), orthorectified imagery, chart catalogs and a variety of Open Source or government furnished data sets, to produce project packages for In-House or contract production.
· Compiling or updating maritime features and attributes for the SFH DNC/ENC portfolio on ArcGIS based Data Capture and Finishing Environment (DCAFE) workstations or ESRI based Foundation GEOINT Modernization (FG MOD) production environment workstations.
· Extracting features from a variety of sources including but not necessarily limited to rasterized nautical charts, ENC, digital hydrographic survey data, NtM, orthorectified imagery, and chart catalogs. · Writing Python Scripts in ArcGIS to improve efficiency of the production process.
· Data conversion/migration.
Support to LPC Production:
SFH seeks to expand LPC production throughput to enhance the currency, quality, and accuracy of SFH’s LPC portfolio. The scope of work for LPC production includes, but is not limited to, support to the following functions:
· Source evaluation of rasterized nautical charts, DNC, ENC, digital hydrographic survey data, NtM, topographic maps, orthorectified imagery, chart catalogs and a variety of Open Source or government furnished data sets, to produce project packages for contract mission partner or In-House LPC production.
 · Compiling or updating maritime features and attributes for the SFH LPC portfolio on ArcGIS based DCAFE workstations, ESRI based FG MOD production environment workstations, or Integrated Exploitation Capability (IEC) workstations.
 · Extracting features from a variety of sources including but not necessarily limited to rasterized nautical charts, DNC, ENC, digital hydrographic survey data, NtM, topographic maps, orthorectified imagery, and chart catalogs.
· Writing Python Scripts in ArcGIS to improve efficiency of the production process.
· Data conversion/migration.
Support to MOT Imagery Production:
SFH seeks to build an expanded imagery production capability which will allow SFH to respond more rapidly to customer requests and to enhance the quality and accuracy of SFH’s products. The scope of work for imagery production includes, but is not limited to, support to the following functions:
· Extract imagery from all available imagery platforms and access methods.
· Produce orthorectified images in support of all SFH products (such as DNC, ENC, Standard Nautical Chart (SNC), LPC, NtM) and ad-hoc requests.
· Evaluate orthorectified images to the highest quality, accuracy and consistency possible. · Modify Digital Elevation Models (DEM) to improve shoreline precision.
· Analyze SFH source data in support of imagery production.
Support to DWC
SFH seeks to expand DWC production throughput to enhance the currency, quality, and accuracy of NGA’s DWC portfolio. The scope of work for DWC production includes, but is not limited to, support to the following functions:
· Analyze and select from best available source(s) (imagery, various vector layers, electronic charts, and other sources), or digitize from imagery, then validate to create coastline at 1:50K (or larger) scale to populate NGA’s DWC portfolio.
 · Perform QA/QC validation checks and make corrections to the DWC portfolio to improve accuracy and quality
Required:
·        3 to 10 years of cartographic finishing, feature extraction from maps, charts, or various imagery sources, attribution population, and related experience.
·        Knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS and PLTS.
·        Ability to geo-rectify maps, charts, and various sources
·        Knowledge of NGA Products and Services
Desired:
·        Experience creating, editing, and manipulating shapefiles, geodatabases, and features.
·        Ability to export data in multiple formats, predominately standard MILSPEC as well as shapefiles.
·        Ability to use imagery for the purposes of nautical chart compliation.
·        Experience combining digital cartography, computer technology, GIS cartographic and geospatial production techniques, remote sensing, photogrammetry, and digital data formats.
·        Ability to order, manipulate, and interpret various types of satellite imagery used as a source for feature extraction (coastline, etc.)
·        Ability to perform manual or automated bulk quality checks
·        Proficient in MS Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Access, and Excel
·        Knowledge of geospatial database content management
·        Knowledge of symbolization rules (how symbols are used to portray features).
·        Experience working with geospatial data in a multi-user enterprise environment
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