November 2014
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Training materials for QGIS and LA County Data

As part of GIS Day 2014 (see, John Hickock from our Public Works Department developed a brief training for our 2014 GIS Day event, which will give you an introduction to QGIS and some data resources to get started.

He has made the links and resources available, so we are publishing that information.  Click here to go to the page.


GIS Day 2014 a success!

LA County GIS Day 2014 was a great success!

We will be posting pictures of the event in the next week or so.  If you have any pictures that you would like to share, please email them to me at

We also would like to thank our sponsors for making the day a success!

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Keynote – Jack Dangermond draws a crowd

Great talk about the power of GIS!


GIS Day 2014 is here!

Happy GIS day! Looking forward to the start of the event in an hour or so.



Parking for GIS Day

Parking is not provided for GIS Day, so I wanted to provide a link to a parking lot finder for those who plan on attending:

Click here to find parking near GIS Day

GIS Day Documents – final versions

GIS Day Booth GuideGIS Day is tomorrow!

We’ve had a couple of last minute changes to the booth setup, so we are providing that one final time.

See everyone tomorrow!

Important Documents and links (documents updated November 18th, 2014)

Be A GeoMentor

In preparing for GIS Day 2014 the idea of the GeoMentor came back in my purview.  I think these are some good links and resources related to Esri’s ConnectED initiative and the GeoMentor program.  For those of us that know teachers – we need to get this information to them.
Here are the links/resources:
Our call as GIS Professionals (from June; from Esri…):
We invite GIS professionals like you to become GeoMentors and help students and teachers in your community get started with ArcGIS Online. We’ve organized a collection of resources that can help you launch a GIS program at a local school or engage with high schools on specific projects.
That’s what I wanted to share…seems like there’s GIS Day next week, but then there’s a whole lot more after that.
-Nick Franchino

LA County GIS Day – final schedule released

There is one week left before GIS Day, and the GIS Day committee would like to provide you with the final set of documents for GIS Day, including the three presentation tracks, the training track, and the booth map.

Please review these document and let us know if you have any questions.  More complete information is available at

Important Documents and links

GIS Day Banner unveiled at our event venue

Every year Public Works create a new GIS Day Banner to hang at the Hall of Administration – this one raelly stands out!

One more week until GIS Day!  See you then.

Check out our website for more information.

GIS Day 2014 – Training available

LA County is pleased to provide a set of training sessions for the public that will get folks up and running with GIS!

Space is limited, and sign-ups are on a first-come, first served basis.

To reserve a spot, go to this page:


Speaker Topic
10:30 – 11:20 AM John Hickock

Public Works

Using Open Source Tools for GIS
11:30 – 12:15 AM eGIS Team

LA County ISD

Introduction to the LA County GIS Viewer

Free On-line GIS tools put the power of geography in your hands.