This video is GREAT! New we know how maps were made before computers (amazing isn’t it?)
Thanks Joel for passing along. GIS maintenance is not a new thing …
Click here to see the video.
`Thanks to smartphones and GPS, maps are just one more thing we tend to take for granted in our digital era.
Caught Mapping, produced by Chevrolet in 1940, explores how roadmaps were made at the time. Courtesy of the Prelinger Archive, the educational film outlines the whole process, from the field men who do the research to the cartographers who update the maps, featuring strategically placed Chevrolet cars all along the way.`
I got a recent connection about gis jobs in Alaska that I wanted to pass along:
I represent a company located in Anchorage Alaska. My client is in need of a Senior GIS Programmer/Analyst. This person must have strong Geodata and Cartographic Skills and be experienced with ESRI GIS Software to include; ArcMap, ArcObjects, ArcSDE, and ArcCIS Server. They must also have database design and programming skills along with .NEt or Java programming experience.
They offer excellent pay and benefits and the opportunity to live and work in one of the most beautiful places left on the planet.
Please contact me if you are interested in learning more.
I am also looking for an ex experienced Project Manager/Analyst with GIS experience, at the same company in Anchorage.
Passing this along to folks who might be interested in learning more about Census data. Click here to download the flyer: LA County Flyer Census (word file)
The Census data workshop will provide hands-on training to access the most up-to-date data for incorporated and unincorporated areas within Los Angeles County. Participants will also learn how to access data at the census tract, block group, and block levels.
The agenda includes an overview of
- 2010 Census Data
- American Community Survey Data
- American FactFinder Data Tool
- Data Release Schedules
- Local Profiles and Characteristics
The following sessions are available:
- 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Monday, July 16, 2012
- 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Tuesday, July 17, 2012
- 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Thursday, July 19, 2012
To this point, I find QGIS to be the best open source alternative to ESRI’s ArcMap product. So I thought I would pass this along.
Today is a big day for GIS users. QGIS 1.8 is out and about. Check out the new features on their website.
A couple features that I like:
- QGIS Browser which should be very familiar to those who’ve used ArcGIS Catalog.
- DBManager which is now no longer a plugin. I’m a big users of it so this should be very nice.
- New plugin repository! I’m always amazed at how many plugins there are available.
- Microsoft SQL Server support.
- Expression based labeling (YES!)
- support for Zip/GZip layers
I’ve already downloaded mine from KyngChaos.
Good news for LA County. We generally wait for a while before we put new releases of applications into production, but we will be working to establish a test server with this on there.
From Latitude Geographics:
Continue reading Geocortex Essentials 3.9 is ArcGIS Server 10.1 Compliant
Columbia County, Georgia implemented 3D mapping data which is accessible through a simple viewer or through ArcMap and AutoCAD. It is also accessible in the field with laptops via wireless VPN connections.
The article describes it, “Think of Google Street View, but with the added bonus of measuring the height and depth of structures along the streets”. Sounds similar to Pictometry Online but it was developed by Earthmine.
I wanted to pass this along since I just received it.
Pictometry for ArcGIS Desktop–Local extensions support ArcGIS Desktop Versions 9.3 & 10 only at this time.
Pictometry continues to integrate with the ESRI ArcGIS Desktop products and we are currently reviewing development compatibility with Version 10.1. Any changes or updates to this product integration will be posted on Tech Updates.
In the meantime, if you plan on upgrading to ArcGIS Desktop 10.1, it is important that you follow these steps:
1) Turn off (Customize > Extensions) the Pictometry for ArcGIS Desktop Extension.
2) Close ArcGIS Desktop
3) Uninstall the Pictometry for ArcGIS Desktop extension (through the Windows Control Panel)
4) Upgrade to ArcGIS Desktop 10.1
Please contact Pictometry Customer Support at 888-771-9714 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Please find the agenda for June’s eGIS Committee Meeting. The meeting is Tuesday, June 19th. This meeting will focus on the new Countywide GIS Classfications that were adopted on May 15th, 2012. Susan Curran from the CEO will be able to provide more information as we move toward the final specifications.
June – 2012_0619.eGIS meeting notice and Agenda (.pdf file)
Meeting Items of note:
- GIS updates, including GIS Day 2012
- GIS Policies review. I have attached updates to the three policies:
- Demonstration of the USGS Hazard Data Distribution System from Drew Decker of the USGS
- Update on the GIS Classifications
See you tomorrow!
ESRI just announced that is is releasing 10.1 – there look to be a lot of enhancements. For the full list of changes, here is the 169 page document: Whats new in ArcGIS 10.1 (.pdf file)
Here are some that I find interesting on the server side (I’ve extracted the text from the document).
Connect to ArcGIS Server with a ‘Publisher’ role
In previous releases of ArcGIS Server, you had to connect to the server as an administrator in order to create or update services. In 10.1 you can now assign users the publisher role. This way you can allow users to publish, stop, and start services without giving them access to advanced administrative tasks such as adding machines to a site.
New logging framework and user experience in Manager
At ArcGIS 10.1 for Server, logs are distributed among all GIS server machines participating in your site. It’s recommended that you view and query the 10.1 logs using ArcGIS Server Manager or the ArcGIS Server Administrator Directory, rather than attempting to sort out the logs on your own.
Map services allow clients to change layer appearance and behavior dynamically
Clients of ArcGIS for Server, such as the ArcGIS web APIs, can change layer appearance and behavior in a map service dynamically. Behaviors such as which layers will appear in a map, layer symbology, layer order and position, and labeling can be achieved on the server through the use of dynamic layers. In this way, dynamic layers can increase the amount of interaction that users are able to have with your maps.
Batch geocoding using REST
In addition to finding single addresses and performing reverse geocoding, you can now do batch geocoding using REST.
You can get detailed status reports on your cache as it builds
For any cached map, you can now request a report showing level-by-level statistics of cache completion status. You can also view the status of each caching job you’ve submitted.