I wanted to share this 3D model that ESRI created based upon as-built drawing submitted by the County. Each floor can be turned on and off, with interior walls all there!
I am happy to make the County a guinea pig for the next major change to GIS technologies – moving indoors and into three dimensions. The interactive nature of this model is very impressive, and I can see a lot of value for a number of things, including:
- Space management (finding open offices)
- Asset management (imagine locating where all of the printers are)
- Personnel management (where to people sit)?
- Emergency response – this could help direct 911 calls to the correct location and give directions.
- Evacuation routing.
- Helping the public find the place to go in the Hall to answer questions:
I’m interested to see what other folks would use this for.
It’s a big file, and you’ll need a pretty good video card, but check it out: http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=897659c034d045659b4c414f7ca2a1ae
Pictometry has released its extension for ArcGIS Deskop 10.2, which allows users to access oblique imagery from Pictometry Online inside of their desktop software.
I have uploaded the software installation package, release notes, and instructions on the GIS Data Portal LARIAC section
This Tuesday, December 3rd, the LA County Board of Supervisors approved the contract with Pictometry International Corp to acquire digital aerial imagery and QAQC services – collectively known as LARIAC4.
As the project director, I am excited that we have passed this important milestone. We anticipate aircraft beginning to fly within a month, with rolling delivery of oblique imagery, and complete delivery of data by fall 2014. This marks the 4th time that we will be flying the County in a collaborative fashion, and LARIAC is recognized as a great benefit to local governments and agencies (read an article in the Daily Breeze about the benefits).
If you are part of the LARIAC consortium, please plan on making your initial payments as soon as you can.
If you are interested in finding out more about the program, you can contact me, or the LARIAC outreach manager, Nick Franchino (cc’d here). We would be happy to come out and demonstrate the benefits and the methods for accessing the data. As a collaborative arrangement, the more participants we have, the lower the cost for everyone!
For more information, please visit the LARIAC website!
Why ArcView 3? Well, for shapefiles it just works better, and as I just passed along, some of the functions for table editing (especially with the XTools extension) are just fantastic. Here are some more reasons.
As well, when was the last time that your GIS program started in less than 3 seconds? seriously!!!
I thought that as we moved to 64-bit machines I would had lost my favorite GIS program. Fortunately, after a recent conversation, I was shown otherwise, and it worked! Fortunately, I had all of the necessary installation information, with an old machine still running ArcView 3.
In order for this never to get lost, I’ve also converted the page to .pdf
How to Install ArcView 3 on Windows 7 (pdf version)
Thanks to Mike for posting about this – I need to do this a lot during processing, and this is really helpful – I sometimes go back to ArcView 3 in order to use my favorite function: the .AsTokens() function.
Here’s how to do this in the real world?
For those of you who would like to relive GIS Day 2013, I’ve posted some pictures from GIS Day 2013.
If you have some pictures that you would like to add, please contact me.
To help make our event better, please fill out our GIS Day Survey!
See you next year!
This was passed along to me yesterday and I gave it a quick shot. While it doesn’t have all of the functionality of the ESRI plugin, with the capabilities for uploading and sharing, it does have some pretty neat visualization tools, and it is free, which is quite nice. Especially the fact that geocoding doesn’t cost anything …
Link to the post and download.
Getting Started with Power Map Preview_September Refresh (docx file)
This was an interesting article that just came out. The use of crowd-sourcing and Mechanical Turk are interesting twists on creating data:
Here is a link to their methodology:
We couldn’t have had as successful an event as we did without the help of our sponsors. We thank them for the prizes (that were drawn every 20 minutes or so), the coffee, the print outs, the swag and, of course, the GIS Day Cake! THANKS AGAIN!
Thanks again to the County departments that put on the event as well – especially our Internal Services Department (ISD). Without our volunteers, staff, map providers, students, universities, speakers and presenters – without all of you, it would not have been possible.
More pictures to follow soon. But it sure was a great event! THANKS AGAIN!
In an effort to improve our event, we are trying to find out what you thought about our event. Thank your for helping make GIS Day better each year!
I’ve invited you to fill out the form LA County GIS Day Survey. To fill it out, visit: http://egis3.lacounty.gov/eGIS/gisday/gis-day-survey/
This should take no more than 1-2 minutes!
If you are unable to connect to this Google Form, you can access it directly here: