Help us to create and deliver the best interactive digital maps for outdoor activity in the UK and be responsible for the continuous improvement of our geodata.You will be responsible for sourcing data and integrating this into our digital platform.
Map / GIS Data Technician
Help us to create and deliver the best interactive digital maps for outdoor activity in the UK and be responsible for the continuous improvement of our geodata.
This is a fulltime role as part of our team working remotely/from home around our office hub in Cambridge. This role coordinates closely with our in-house Cartography department based at our HQ in the Allgaeu mountains, Germany.
Outdooractive UK is part of Outdooractive, the European leader in apps and digital platforms for getting active outdoors. We reach over 13 million outdoor consumers each month and work with some of the biggest destination management organizations, outdoor gear brands, and outdoor organizations around the world. Outdooractive is a team of 150 people across 8 regional offices, passionate about exploring the outdoors.
Outdooractive acquired ViewRanger in late 2019 and we have since grown the UK team, working remotely around a hub in Cambridge, to create Outdooractive UK.
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
You will be responsible for the continuous improvement of our geodata infrastructure and the generation of new geodata in the UK, and integrating this into our digital platform
You will process official geodata (e.g. Ordnance Survey) as well as data from external data suppliers and update the data for our own maps
You will evaluate and process vector and raster geodata
You will identify potential partner organizations who can supply data to improve our maps
You will engage with potential partner organizations to source data
You will negotiate with potential partner organizations to agree license terms
You will ensure that geodata is processed and integrated into the Outdooractive platform in a consistent and high quality manner
You will test, quality check, and improve all UK geodata and maps
You will attend meetings, community events, trade show events etc.
This role works closely with and at times under the supervision of our Cartography department and Director of Cartography based at our headquarters in Germany.
You have a successfully completed a degree in geoinformatics, surveying, cartography, or a similarly relevant subject (or you have the equivalent practical working experience)
You have good knowledge of effective data management and the principles of digital cartography.
You are confident in handling geodata (PostgreSQL / PostGIS, Python, QGIS) and in the structured communication of results (Git / GitLab).
You have practical experience in dealing with programming and geodata.
You are familiar with Open Data and OpenStreetMap
You are detail-oriented and effective in implementing pragmatic solutions.
You can work independently and can work effectively as part of a remote team
You will be capable and confident to identify, approach, and create strong working relationships with potential data partners
You have a high passion for outdoor sports (especially hiking, mountain biking, or trail running) and innovative technologies.