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Trinity College Dublin

Web-Developer for GIS

Closing Date: 
May 31, 2014

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 (, 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 website to include 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 (April 2014-April 2015)
Salary: €37,750-€40,003 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 - with the subject heading "Fagel Web-Developer for GIS".

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