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LA County mourns the loss of Peter Fonda-Bonardi

It was with great sadness that the GIS community learned of the passing of Peter Fonda-Bonardi on September 13th after a long illness.  For those of you who knew him, you know that we lost one of the leaders of GIS in Southern California, a man who contributed so much to all of us with his passion, expertise, dedication, and love of life.  His work has supported the Census, our address maintenance, redistricting, mapping, precincting, jury allocations, and too many other government efforts to mention.

Peter was a mentor to me when I first started with the County – sharing his advice, wisdom, experience, and work for the greater good – I have missed his energy these past few years, but a lot of what I have done and much of the strategy that I follow, from sharing to open data, are direct results of the way he showed me around his County.

There will be a memorial service for him on October 18 at 9 a.m. at The Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., Santa Monica 90405.

After the service you are all invited for refreshments at the home of Mario and Sylvia Fonda-Bonardi at 2421 Second St., Santa Monica (2 blocks north of the Church).  If you have questions, call Mario at 310 699-0374.

eGIS Committee Agenda for Tuesday, September 16th

Please find the agenda for Tuesday’s eGIS commitee meeting attached (September 2014.eGIS meeting notice and Agenda)

We will be discussing:

  1. Updates on LARIAC and CAMS
  2. Information about the shared GIS folder, and the new demographic datasets that are available (Download the Demographic Data Brochure)
  3. An update from the GIS Day committee
  4. An update on the GIS positions reclassification

Doug Morales from DPH will also give a demonstration of the DPH GIS Viewer, which should be very informative as well.

See you there!

Geospatial LA – next meeting is Thursday, September 18th

Mark your calendars for the next Geospatial LA meeting (link to the invitation)

When: Thursday, September 18th
Time: 6-8pm
Where: Red Lion Tavern in Silverlake (34.099224, -118.258988

Address: 2366 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

See you there!

MapTimeLA Meetup this Thursday

Hi everyone – looks like there is another map-related meeting group that is starting up – I am passing this along:

Hello,

I am starting a new meetup in downtown LA and invite any and all GIS professionals and/or novices in the county to attend.

Please distribute widely, the first meeting is this Thursday.

Here is the meetup link: http://www.meetup.com/MaptimeLA/events/204145932/

And the twitter: https://twitter.com/MAPTIMELA

More info about our national network: http://www.maptime.io/about/

 

Jonny

Meeting information:

Fehr & Peers DTLA

600 Wilshire Blvd. (10th floor) Suite 1050

Thursday 9/4 @6:30pm 

Interview with Mark Greninger in Geospatial World

Hi there – I was recently interviewed by Geospatial World – here is a link to the interview.

I pass this along so that if you want to have an idea of what is driving my strategies you can see it there (not to just toot my own horn).

Thanks, and ignore if you want!!!

Economic Impact of Napa Earthquake

Napa_Quake_0826A map showing the location and impact of the earthquake on businesses.

Link to PDF file

GIS information about the Napa Earthquake

Passing along some information from the state levels about the Napa fault as well as the current information in an ESRI map.

Napa Earthquake kmz files

Embedded map below (here the link to the map)

View larger map

State Tax Allocations to Counties in Error

Counties to Receive More than $100 Million in Under-Allocated Revenue

The State of California has mistakenly under-allocated sales tax revenues to three local government programs, meaning the state will be paying counties more than $100 million to compensate for the error. The money could be flowing as soon as next month, although the exact timing is not yet clear.

Looks like a better map could have resolved this.

http://www.counties.org/post/state-tax-allocations-counties-error

LA Region Public Safety Open Summit

NAPSG SummittRegistration is now open for the NAPGSG Los Angeles Region Public Safety Summit.  This is a free event!

Date: September 15, 2014
Time: 8:30 – 4:30
Location: The California Endowment, 1000 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles CA 90012

Click here to see the full flyer and to register

NAPSG Foundation is holding a one-day Los Angeles Region Summit on September 15, 2014, in Los Angeles, California.  Just one block from the historic Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. This event will convene current and new NAPSG partners from the Los Angeles Region and across Southern California, from all public safety disciplines and levels of government.

The Summit will provide you with an opportunity to learn about the status of Public Safety GIS in the Los Angeles Region and to interact with other public safety officials and GIS professionals.

Click here to add to your calendar

Who Should Attend? Operations and technical public safety officials, across all disciplines, who are interested in learning more about the requirements and application of GIS in day-to-day public safety operations.  Including:

  • Public Safety – Emergency Managers, Fire Service, EMS, Law Enforcement, Fusion Centers
  • Search & Rescue Coordinators
  • GIS Coordinators
  • Transportation Agencies
  • Public Safety & Homeland Security Officials
  • GIS Analysts, Specialists, Managers
  • IT Support Personnel
  • Industrial Emergency Responders

…And all other Public Safety & GIS Personnel

LA County GIS Day 2014 – Save the Date

gisday_2014_savethedateLA County is happy to announce that we will once again be hosting GIS Day for 2014.  This FREE EVENT will showcase Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and how it is used by many groups within the County, and feature a map gallery, presentations (both technical and non-technical), training opportunities, and a chance to meet professionals in the field.

Location: Grand Park – 200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (click here for a map)
Date and Time: Wednesday, November 19th, 2014,  9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Resources:

Presenters

If you want to have a map in our map gallery, do a presentation, or have a booth, you can sign up for free here: http://egis3.lacounty.gov/eGIS/gisday/gis-day-registration-form/

You do not need to register if you just plan to attend.

Promo video from 2010 – click on the video to start it.

Pictures from last year

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