The County began maintaining its own GIS address data back in 2000. In its current iteration, the system to maintain it, the Countywide Address Management System (CAMS). has managed to achieve very good accuracy rates of over 99% of source data, but as the article forwarded to me from Glendale shows, I am thinking that the next phase of this effort has to formalize the integration with public safety resources.
I attend this conference each year – it’s focused on California, which is nice, and on a broader “GIS” concept than just ESRI software (although there’s a lot of that too.)
CalGIS 2012 – the 18th Annual California GIS Conference – will take place April 11-13, 2012 at the Sheraton Sacramento.
Capitalizing on Spatial Technology
- Abstracts are due October 3
- Super early registration offer expires October 3
October 3 is the deadline to submit an abstract and is also the last day to register for CalGIS 2012 in advance, at the super early rate of $99 for California URISA Chapter and CGIA members. ($129 for nonmembers).
The CalGIS Conference is the one opportunity we have during the year to focus our attention on California-based GIS activities, regardless of software used, user industry, or other program constraint. It brings together a wide range of GIS practitioners who are intent on sharing experiences, learning new skills, and networking among their peers. Consider participating as a presenter at CalGIS next year. Share your research, success stories, ideas and technical know-how! The conference review committee will build the program around the abstracts submitted through this Call for Abstracts. You are encouraged to submit an abstract to the program committee for consideration. As part of the conference, U.C. Kearney Ag Center announces its 7th Biennial “Geospatial Technologies in Agriculture and Natural Resources Symposium” to be held as part of the 2012 CalGIS Conference.
For details about the Call for Abstracts and the online abstract submission form,visit www.calgis.org today.
To take advantage of the super early registration rate ($99) and save considerably, visit www.calgis.org today (after October 3, the registration fee increases to $200 for members; after December 31, the fee increases to $300).
Mike Wahl from the Valencia Water Company let me know that GIS users in the Santa Clarita Valley have started a user group consisting of mostly utility companies and other agencies. They want to create a forum to share data and ideas about GIS and enable greater communication during emergencies.
Mike notes: “We would like to extend an invitation to more GIS users in our area. Do you know of anyone who might be interested in joining our group? If so, could you please forward them my contact information. We’re working on developing a website or blog for the group (we had our 1st meeting last week so we’re just getting started) but at the moment all we have is a group in ArcGIS Online titled “Santa Clarita Valley GIS Consortium”. The group is private because some of the data being shared is sensitive but they should be able to find it and request permission to join. Here is the link: http://www.arcgis.com/home/group.html?owner=mwahl2358&title=Santa%20Clarita%20Valley%20GIS%20Consortium“
Here is Mike’s Contact information:
Valencia Water Company
24631 Avenue Rockefeller
Valencia, CA 91355
The 2011 GIS Day Flyer is here! It’s a great overview of our goal for GIS Day, which is a free event to promote the effective and efficient use of GIS across LA County.
The LA County Department of Public Works did a GREAT job on this flyer, which has a lot of great detail about the event. Thanks to Tommy Browne and his staff for a job well done!
SYSTEMS ANALYST (GIS)
City of Torrance, California
Salary: $39.82- $48.39 per hour (plus Certification pay up to 15% and excellent benefits).
The City of Torrance is seeking a Systems Analyst (GIS) to join our Communications and Information Technology Department.
The Systems Analyst requires supervisory, technical leadership, project management and “hands-on” technical skills. As a proactive team member, the incumbent will perform system design functions, produce system specification documentation; provide technical direction and support functions, possess the in-depth knowledge and “hands-on” experience with GIS mapping, to include testing, implementing, and documenting; also in-depth knowledge and experience designing, implementing, and maintaining application systems, layered software products and both application hardware and software.
Requirement: An Associates Degree in Data Processing or Computer Science; or a Certificate in Data Processing (CDP), AND five (5) years of progressively responsible information technology/programming experience consisting of systems design, program design, coding, testing, implementing and documenting GIS application systems.
Apply By: 5:30 P.M Monday, October 17, 2011. A city application and supplemental application are required and must be submitted on-line at www.TorranceCA.Gov.
Here’s the link: http://www.torranceca.gov/523.htm