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Passing of Milan Svitek

I wanted to do this post in memory of Milan Svitek, who passed away about two weeks ago.  He was our leader and a true pioneer in the field of GIS.

He worked for the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning for just over 20 years before he retired in 2006.  He was well known all over the County, and even around the Country, for his work in GIS.  Most recently he conceived of and created (with support from the Chief Information Office) the Los Angeles Region Imagery Acquisition Consortium (LAR-IAC) Program.  He also built the GIS Section up from the ground up and was an innovator in the use of GIS in the field of urban and regional planning.

After retiring from the County he did some traveling and also did consulting work for The Sanborn Map Company.

Milan truly lived the American Dream!  He is survived by his wife Eva, four sons and seven grandsons.  Rest in peace Milan.

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