Curbed LA has a good article about a new USGS site that lets you overlay old and new topographic maps – really cool interface too.
I recently got a demonstration from Mapillary (http://www.mapillary.com/map) – it’s a new startup that is creating street view style imagery from crowdsourced imagery – pretty interesting.
Basically – you take a number of pictures as you walk or drive down the street, load them to mapillary, and they process them into street views. Pretty interesting. They have also developed the ability to recognize and geo-locate street signs, which is additional, but pretty cool.
I’m going to create some street views around where I live – should be interesting to see how this works!
This atlas was released today – it provides basic mapping of energy use by building across Los Angeles County. LARIAC data and the County CAMS Locator were at the heart of these analyses, since they provided the building information as well as the geocoding used to complete this task.
Here is the snippet:
The LA Energy Atlas provides in-depth knowledge of the region’s energy consumption at the neighborhood, city and county scales across a range of indicators, including building type and age.
Users can access and download data previously inaccessible to get a comprehensive understanding of energy use trends over time, as well as variations across the region and building types.
This atlas will serve as an invaluable tool to policymakers, researchers and energy stakeholders to help meet energy conservation targets and work towards greater sustainability.
The LA Energy Atlas has been developed over the past four years by the team at the California Center of Sustainable Communities under the direction of Dr. Stephanie Pincetl.”
What are you doing September 29? There will be an Esri GeoDev Meetup in Santa Monica that night, and we’d love it if you could join us.
During the day, we are hosting our first ever HackerLab event! This is a free, four-hour, hands-on, strategically guided lab for developers that will cover how to build map apps with ArcGIS Online, APIs and Services, Open Source, and also with AppStudio for ArcGIS (for native apps).
In the evening, we will be hosting our GeoDev Meetup. We’ve been having a great time at these Meetups. There’s a welcoming introduction, several Lightning Talks, lots of discussion about technology and development, plus food, drinks, and giveaways.
I hope to see you there! Let me know if you have any questions.
The new map launches as international researchers sound louder alarms about air pollution’s profound health effects in China.
link to interactive map: http://waqi.info/
Ever wondered about how your town or travel destination’s air quality might affect your health? Here’s your chance to find out.
On Sept. 18, the Beijing-based environmental nonprofit Air Quality Index China released a real-time, interactive map displaying air pollution levels around the world. The AQICN map, which automatically updates every 15 minutes, compiles verified data from official environmental protection agencies about 1,000 locations, and displays each site’s air quality index on the map. Users can see a full report and breakdown of a location’s air quality and pollution forecast by clicking on one of the flags.
The indices are based on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s air quality index scale, which measures five major air pollutants (ground-level ozone, particle pollution, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide) to calculate a location’s air quality and the possible health effects. Each site is color-coded to display its current level of pollution according to the scale…. See link at top for remainder of story
Passing this along
Greetings from Cal State L.A.!
We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications to the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Geographic Information Science at the new Cal State LA downtown campus.
The campus is located at 801 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90017 (on the corner of 8th and Grand Ave). Applications are for the Spring 2016 semester, which begins January 25, 2016.
You may review more details about the program at the following website:http://www.calstatela.edu/dtla/geographic-information-science
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE PROGRAM CURRICULUM
The proposed curriculum consists of the following courses:
FOUNDATION COURSE (3 units)
GEOG 369 Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems (3 units)
ELECTIVE COURSES (Select remaining 12 units from any of the following):
Students must successfully complete courses with a 3.0 G.P.A. or better in order to earn the certificate.
Admission requirements include possession of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with at least a 2.5 overall G.P.A. More information about how to apply is included below.
Courses will be held once or twice a week between Monday and Thursday from 6:30 pm – 9:15 pm. Detailed course schedules are being built and will be posted in the coming weeks.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants must apply online through CSU Mentor at https://secure.csumentor.edu/
Step-by-step instructions for applying to the program can be viewed or printed here:http://www.calstatela.edu/sites/default/files/groups/Downtown%20Los%20Angeles%20Campus/csu-mentor_graduateapp_gis_2015-09-14.pdf
The application deadline is November 13, 2015.
For more information about the DTLA GIS program, contact:
Erika Valdez, MPH
Office: (323) 343-4911
Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
This year’s event is titled Mapping for a Better LA. The event is designed for the public, government employees, and students to:
GIS Day will showcase more than 50 agencies, and include lectures, demonstrations, a map gallery, games, GIS Day cake, prizes, and activities focused on showing what we are doing with GIS.
We all take great strides to provide the highest quality and accuracy of our maps. This article might be enjoyed by the creative minds among us. The article begins…
“Most maps depict a real place in the world, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Sometimes images that look like maps can be excellent tools for getting an idea across.
“We’ve rounded up 9 exceptional ‘fake’ maps that either represent a fictional place, are used to uniquely visualize information or totally redefine what a map can be. Let’s explore.
Click here for the full article.
Hello – please find today’s meeting agenda attached here: eGIS meeting notice and Agenda – September 15, 2015
It was brought to my attention that Google Maps appears to show flooding along the coast of LA. My suspicion is that either someone messed with their data using Google MapMaker, recently re-opened, or perhaps they pulled an older, incorrect data source. I’ve reported it, and they are usually very good about fixing this.
But just in case, stay away from the beaches today
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