If you are both a basketball and GIS fanatic, be sure to check this out.
The LA Times has a leaflet map viewer showing every shot Kobe Bryant ever took – all 30,699 of them. You can explore makes and misses over his career, view buzzer beater locations, as well as shots taken during his final game with the LA Lakers on April 13th.
With this type of tracking data available – spatial analysis could be used for coaching decisions and other impressive visualizations!
Please find the agenda for today’s eGIS Committee Meeting Attached. In addition to our regular updates, we will be getting presentations from:
Important – Starting May 2016, agendas will move to an internal only site: http://hub.gis.lacounty.gov – you will need to log to the GIS Hub at least once in order to receive agenda updates.
The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)’s stated mission “applies the principles of open source and open data sharing to humanitarian response and economic development”. In a nutshell, HOT coordinates the work of OpenStreetMap volunteers and aerial mapping vendors, etc. in response to disasters in various parts of the world.
Volunteers often work from the comfort of their own homes, creating data used by first time responders and for helping with disaster recovery efforts. The HOT Tasking Manager shows their responses to the recent earthquake in Ecuador. To learn more about HOT, please visit their wiki.
Yesterday, ESRI announced their 2016 Storytelling with Maps Contest. Participants can submit up to three story maps between now and May 23, 2016, for a chance to win prizes and recognition at this year’s ESRI User Conference in San Diego, June 27 – July 1. Winners and their Story Map entries will be revealed at the 2016 conference.
Esri will award 1st , 2nd, and 3rd place prizes in 5 categories with one overall Grand Prize:
Here are the prizes:
Enter your story map before May 23. Full details available at: http://esri.com/landing-pages/story-maps/contest
GIS Day is November 16th this year and will be here before you know it. Let’s get a team together now to make our 9th annual another memorable event.
Whether you are an old hand on the coordination committee or would like to become involved for the first time AND you are a County employee, please submit the form below to let me know you’d like to be part of the effort. We need all kinds of individual contributions to create a successful GIS Day event.
I hope you are looking forward to this; I am.
I recently became aware of a valuable data resource (the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management GIS data download page) – and in poking around one of the more valuable layers for the County (the 3 Mile boundary which is actually the County Boundary) I found out about a lawsuit that had been going on for over 100 years to determine who owns the rights to minerals offshore the State of California.
In 2014, it finally took the Supreme Court to determine the jurisdictional boundaries between the State of California and the federal government in the Pacific Ocean (the Submerged Lands Act).
You can read the article here: http://www.mantecabulletin.com/archives/118561/
and the real background here: http://www.boem.gov/Fixing-California-SLA-Boundary/
This was sent to me recently – shows you how big LA actually is!
Passing this along:
We’re reaching out to you and the County GIS department about an upcoming mapathon Saturday April 2nd at the LA Times in downtown LA to get people together to edit OpenStreetMap and import all the buildings in the City of Los Angeles!
This is part of a larger effort to import all 3 million buildings in Los Angeles County using open data from the LARIAC (Los Angeles Region Imagery Acquisition Consortium) Program and the L.A. County Assessor. The import will improve Southern California’s maps by adding building shapes and data on heights, elevation, general use, year built, and the number of residential units.
As we finalize the process to allow mappers to add this data to OSM, we need your help in spreading the word to anyone interested in learning and contributing to this platform built by a community of mappers.
In the run-up to our first mapathon being held Saturday April 2nd, a tutorial session will be held to teach OSM basics as well as JOSM, the editing tool used during the mapathon. The session will be led by the Los Angeles Chapter of Maptime on March 31st 6:30PM, a group whose mission is to open the doors of cartographic possibility to anyone interested by creating a time and space for collaborative learning, exploration, and map creation using mapping tools and technologies.
Looking forward to hear from you!
The OSMlab LA Building Import team,
Alan McConchie, @almccon
Jon Schleuss, @jschleuss
Omar Ureta, @cityhubla
Maning Sambale, @maningsambale
Please find the agenda for next week’s eGIS Committee meeting attached here: eGIS meeting notice and Agenda – February 16, 2016
We will be seeing a demonstration from the Assessor about their new portal (thank you James) as well as an in depth demonstration from Joe Barnett of Socrata, the technology behind the County’s Open Data Portal. There are some pretty powerful tools available to our community (data lenses), and some potentially new ones coming out (perspectives).
It may be that the GIS community isn’t as familiar with the Socrata capabilities as it should be, so I am excited for Socrata to come and show what IS avaiable.
As an example of the power of a data lens, check out the Data Lens of the DMH Provider Directory.
See you Tuesday!
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