Please share this with potential participants (municipalities and other public agencies)
Click here for the flyer/agenda. There will be food, and prizes!
Please come to our LAR-IAC Briefing Meeting and User Group Meeting on Thursday, July 28, 2011 in Downtown Los Angeles. For those of you regulars to LAR-IAC, it’s at the usual location – the Hall of Records; Regional Planning Commission Hearing Room (address and contact information below). But this is a bigger event – and we are really trying to make a push to support our current participants, and get new public agencies and cities to join.
We really would like people to RSVP (different than usual); so we know how much food to order and make sure we have enough room. We’ll have some prizes too – with a big emphasis on usability and best practices; to maximize your investment. For most folks come at 10:15 am. Our current participants (for LAR-IAC3) are invited to come an hour earlier (9:30 am) for a special session.
Again, please RSVP to Matt Quick at Pictometry. Thanks for your time and see you next week!
Here’s a link to the program web site with the LAR-IAC3 project information – Click here.
If you have questions about the program please contact Mark Greninger or Nick Franchino for more information.
On July 13, 2011, the Boundary Review Committee (BRC) voted to recommend a redistricting plan to the Board of Supervisors (Plan A2, BRC Recommended Plan). Public hearings before the Board of Supervisors are expected to commence in August; notice will be provided.
As we discussed in our meeting yesterday, the Board will be going with a final plan in the next few months, at which point we’ll get this into the eGIS Data Repository.
Here’s a link to the plan (called A2) - Recommended Restricting Plan (A2) – pdf file
To find out more, go to http://redistricting.lacounty.gov
Last item for the morning:
One thing I forgot to mention yesterday at out eGIS Committee Meeting was a few links that I picked up at the ESRI Conference that we should take advantage of that gives us the opportunity to interact with ESRI and provide more information:
I just subscribed to the support services blog – it’s the best way to get notifications of new patches, etc – I highly recommend subscribing.
Here’s a scanned copy of the flyer: Flyer – ESRI Support Community.pdf
NYC Solar Map
New York’s solar map is very nice: http://nycsolarmap.com/. I especially like the calculator tools, and how things are tied directly into the building outlines. There is a claim that it’s the largest LIDAR based solar map in the world – I would have to disagree since LA County’s solar map (http://solarmap.lacounty.gov) cover 3,000 square miles.
There are a number of solar maps out there now – I think these “competitive” solar maps are good for the whole industry – they constantly push everyone to get better.
I was interested to see that they are using the ESRI community basemap, since NYC in the past has developed it’s own systems (which have always been nice).
Snapshot of the Data Map
UPDATE: Thanks to Vijay from DHS – he was able to reduce the size to 14 Mb.
I showed this poster yesterday at our eGIS Meeting, and wanted to pass along. I think it shows in a very intuitive way the focus for our Countywide Enterprise GIS. There are currently three columns – the first one showing the data theme areas, the second one showing how these themes are organized in our Enterprise GIS Repository, and the third one showing the web services that convert data into services that can be re-used. What’s missing are the programs that oversee the management of these data themes, the access to them through the GIS Data Portal (http://gis.lacounty.gov/dataportal), and a final column showing the applications that have been built from those services and themes.
We’ll get to those as soon as we can
It’s a massive file since it was designed as a poster, and has a lot of high resolution imagery in the background, so be careful:
Download the eGIS Data Map for LA County: eGIS Data Map for LA County.pdf (14 Mb)