From a well trusted source in San Luis Obispo County…
GEOGRAPHIC INFO SYSTEMS PROGRAM MANAGER
DATE OPENED: 3/13/2012 3:00:00 PM
JOB TYPE: Open
FILING DEADLINE: 4/13/2012 11:59:00 PM
SALARY: $7,061 – $8,585/month
City of San Luis Obispo
DEPARTMENT: Information Technology
Click HERE to apply (http://www.jobaps.com/SLO/sup/b0312PM-06880-01.asp?View=#To%20apply%20for%20this%20position)
Click HERE to view benefits (http://www.slocounty.ca.gov/Assets/PE/Benefits/bu07.htm)
US Geological Survey is offering a one day National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) applications workshop at UC-Riverside. This will be held on Thursday, April 19 at UC-Riverside Extension. This is a great opportunity for anyone using or interested in using the NHD dataset. NHD is a comprehensive national digital surface water database with numerous applications. There is no cost for this workshop but you will need to register with me beforehand (Drew Decker – email@example.com, 619-225-6430).
Please click below for additional details on the workshop:
NHD applications workshop Riverside April 19 2012
This is interesting – along with the fact noted at the bottom of the article (and noted today by Fred Dominguez that ESRI will also begin to charge for access to some map services). The free map is slowly going away:
Here is the full article
grid levels 0-19
I got an email with a link to some cache validation tools, which was really nice. The original link about previewing caches, wasn’t that useful, but the additional resources for cache validation tools (click this link to go there) contained some very useful tools.
If you are doing map caching (which we do a lot of) one of the things that you might look into is breaking your cache area into tiles, and caching them tile by tile. This helps you break the job into smaller pieces, so if something fails you don’t need to start from scratch again. The benefit of this tool is that you can break your caching down specifically into the tiling blocks that ESRI uses to store its caches, which will match your caching area with the blocks that it gets stored with. This is especially useful if you have more than one machine to cache with.
So I have updated our cache tiling grid to match the blocks, but clipped the tile grid to the County boundary (so we only cache our County) and now have two cache grids – one for Cache Levels 0-19, and another for cache Level 20 (in order to save disk space I am not caching areas deep inside the forest).
grid level 20
The Meeting Agenda for our Steering Committee is attached: March – 2012_0320.eGIS meeting notice and Agenda.pdf
I have invited Source Graphics to present information about the newest plotters from HP, their new features, as well as details of a trade-in program that can reduce the cost for replacing your existing plotters. I’ve also asked them to showcase some of the 3D printers that are out on the market to get more details about them. This will be informational only so that you can get an idea of what’s coming and what is out there!
Along with our regular GIS Updates, Regional Planning will demonstrate a new application they have created for Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures, and the eGIS Team will provide some updates about the infrastructure, including a strategic view of the development environment they are building for County departments.
There has been a lot of work recently on two fronts:
- The Strategic Planning Sub-committee has begun work on an update to the current Strategic Plan. I am attaching the current version with all of the gory editing details for your interest and comment. This is an important initiative since it codifies our goals for the next few years – it’s the thinking of GIS leaders about what we need to do to make GIS successful and useful in the County. Enterprise GIS Strategic Plan – with CIO, DPW, ISD edits (pdf file).
- The draft policies and directives. Based upon feedback from departments, I have made a number of changes to the drafts that were presented last month. Here are the updated versions (again with all of the gory details so you can see exactly what has changed. I have changed two of them from suggested board policies to CEO directives, since they tie to other countywide policies rather than being a stand-alone board policy.
If we have remaining time there are a couple of tips I’d like to show.
Forwarding a new NPS job notification from Paul Hardwick:
This is a GS-11 interdisciplinary position (GS-0150/0401/1301) open at Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park. The position supports both the Protection Division (80%) and Resource Division (20%). The closing date is 4/10/2012. Job numbers are:
- All Sources number SEKI 623215
- Merit Promotion number SEKI 622807
|$57,408.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year
Here is the link to the job posting: http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/311432900
GIS & Data Coordinator
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271
John Hickok passed this along.
Event: The SoCal URISA Chapter presents an OPEN SOURCE GIS WORKSHOP
Date and Time: Saturday, March 31, 2012, 9:00am-4:00pm
Cost: Free for URISA members! or join for $30 (students $10) Includes all workshop materials, lunch and breaks are included.
Location/Host: Southern California Coastal Water Research Project, 3535 Harbor Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Map of the Location
See flier for more details.
Map of the Titanic
I love seeing maps that come from unusual sources – in this case from sidescan sonar. Thanks to Chris Sellers for passing along.
Link to the article.
This was passed along to me by Joel Myhre: Everything you need to know about the High Desert Freeway
See the map: High Desert Alternatives Mapping Tool
It’s a pretty nice planning tool, with some neat features that allow posting to social media. I would like to see the ability to zoom in closer, and show parcels and other things. But the interactivity is pretty nice. I wonder if this is a one-off tool, or if it could be leveraged for other projects.
Just got this via email. Click to go the site: http://resources.arcgis.com/content/patches-and-service-packs?fa=viewPatch&PID=160&MetaID=1840
There is a massive list of fixes here: http://gisupdates.esri.com/10sp4/ArcGIS/ArcGIS10sp4-issues.htm#desktop-sp4
I wish it was organized a little better – considering there must be a few hundred enhancement it’s hard to look for specific things that I want to check.