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Santa Monica College offers three GIS courses for Fall 2019

See below image (you may have to click on it to enlarge) for the three courses.

 

Rio Hondo College GIS courses start August 17th

Rio Hondo College GIS courses start the week of August 17th

https://gisteacher.wixsite.com/riohondo/fall2019 

Apply for admission and register for classes entirely online. Available courses include hybrid Introduction to GIS (GIS 120) on Tuesday 6pm at LA County Department of Public Works (900 S Fremont Ave, Alhambra) or on Rio Hondo campus on Saturday morning.  Also offered is the Cartography Design and GIS (GIS 221), Crime Mapping (GIS 281). Geospatial Programming (Python) & Web Services (GIS 280), GIS Applications (GIS 220) and the Environmental GIS (GIS 230 offered Friday morning and includes drone survey mapping).  

Waivers are available if you meet prerequisites with experience or attended an introductory course elsewhere. Contact wroberts@riohondo.edu for support. For more information on the courses you can view here and you can follow the steps here to register P.S. Did you know select Rio Hondo GIS now offers the GIS AS Degree in addition to the CA state approved GIS Certificate and includes courses that are transferable courses to CSU and other universities?

Historic Imagery – from UCSB (Aerial Photography Collections)

Passing this along; since we get requests for historic aerials from time to time.

Access to the UCSB Library’s digital Aerial Photography Collections is free and open to the public.  It’s a Web AppBuilder app too (called FrameFinder).

CLICK HERE for the link.

Red dots are the ones you can download immediately.  For others you can request a scan (I think you create a login).  It works – and it’s very cool!

CA Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG911) – GIS Involvement

What is NG911? Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG911) is an Internet Protocol (IP)-based system that allows digital information (e.g., voice, photos, videos, text messages) to flow seamlessly from the public, through the 9-1-1 network, and on to the 9-1-1 Call taker and on to Emergency Responders. NG911 provides advantages as a technology based solution, which uses GeoSpatial data to send/’route’ an 9-1-1 call to the appropriate Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP).

Why the move to NG911? The current system is antiquated (think look-up tables). The public is using technologically advanced devices and applications that can provide helpful data that is currently NOT made available in the 911 system. The public have expectations that these technologies should work the same when contacting 911. “If Pizza Hut and Starbucks can see your name, location and get real-time updated information, why can’t public safety?”

On an GIS-Technology side, What has to happen to get to NG911? A Lot! But at an initial level… Address information containing street segments must be GIS based! (Currently in a tabular form. MSAG & ALI.) There is a lot to do, as per the NENA Guidance Documents; Suffice to say, it’s a ‘heavy lift’ process to achieve all required and recommended components for NG911, but it is not unrealistic. The Los Angeles County’s Countywide Address Management (CAMS) Program is a starting place to achieve the NG911 GIS data standards of accuracy and completeness.

What is LA County’s Role? 

  • Departments, Committees and Staff in Los Angeles County are participating in their respective Technology/Specialty component of NG911. The eGIS group via the CAMS Program is involved with things GIS related.
  • California Next Generation 9-1-1 GIS Task Force facilitated by CalOES. LA County is honored to have the LA County 9-1-1 Coordinator (Ella – Representing PSAP’s) and CAMS Coordinator (Rachel – Representing GIS) work together as co-chairs of the State of California’s NG911 GIS Task Force.

For more information please contact: Rachel R. Rodriguez, eGIS (rrodriguez3@isd.lacounty.gov

(This post is informational only, in order to provide links to the eGIS pages for the projects.)

Data Con LA 2019 Registration is Open

Data Con LA, formerly known as Big Data Day LA, is open for registration. The one day event is currently scheduled for Saturday, either August 10 or 17, 2019, at USC. The final date will be announced at the end of April. Taking advantage of Early Bird pricing simply means you’ll need to tie down an extra Saturday for a month or so.

This is the largest data conference of its kind in Southern California, with plenty of knowledge tracks and interesting people to meet. If you plan to attend, registering early is a good idea. This event fills quickly.

Date: Saturday, August 17
Location: USC Marshall School of Business, 3551 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089

A Bit About How GIS Will Be Used in the 2020 Census

This was an article I came across today; re-enforcing some of what we had been hearing about how the Census Bureau was going to handle the 2020 Census.  This is about some of their field technology they’ll be using, including Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Full article here (in English and Spanish):  https://www.manhattantimesnews.com/census-2020-a-tech-takecenso-2020-una-version-tecnologica/

 

Bulletins for GIS Analyst, GIS Sr. Analyst, Principal GIS Analyst and GIS Specialist (Feb 2019)

The County of Los Angeles has posted job bulletins for the following GIS Analyst series position(s).

These positions are open for applications for 3 business days: February 15, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. (PST) to February 20, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. (PST)

 

Geographic Information Systems Analyst

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty/jobs/2294304/geographic-information-systems-analyst

 

Senior Geographic Information Systems Analyst

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty/jobs/2305625/senior-geographic-information-systems-analyst

 

Geographic Information Systems Specialist

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty/jobs/2311566/geographic-information-systems-specialist

 

Principal GIS Analyst (added a few days later, closed 2/26/19) – to February 26, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. (PST)

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty/jobs/2306313/principal-geographic-information-systems-analyst

 

Additional postings for GIS positions:

  • Supervising GIS Technician (internal, transfer opportunity)

If you are interested in applying to any of these positions, sign up NOW with Los Angeles County Human Resources to receive this information as soon as it becomes available:

To sign up by job category (select Geographic Information Systems).

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty/jobInterestCards/categories

LA County Bulletins for GIS Managers (Feb 2019)

The County of Los Angeles has posted job bulletins for the following GIS Manager position(s).

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGER I

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty/jobs/2312606/geographic-information-systems-manager-i

Open for applications 5 business days: February 15, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. (PST) to February 22, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. (PST)

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGER II

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty/jobs/2312839/geographic-information-systems-manager-ii

Open for applications 5 business days: February 15, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. (PST) to February 22, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. (PST)

Additional postings for GIS positions will be announced in the near future.

  • GIS Specialist
  • Principal GIS Analyst
  • Senior GIS Analyst
  • GIS Analyst

If you are interested in applying to any of these positions, sign up NOW with Los Angeles County Human Resources to receive this information as soon as it becomes available:

To sign up by job category (select Geographic Information Systems).

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty/jobInterestCards/categories

LA County Bulletins for GIS Technicians (Feb 2019)

As of today (Feb 8,2019) the County of Los Angeles has posted job bulletins for the following GIS position(s).

 

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN I

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty/jobs/2313441/geographic-information-systems-technician-i

Open for applications 5 business days: Friday, February 15, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. (PST) to Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. (PST)

 

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN II

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty/jobs/2315312/geographic-information-systems-technician-ii

Open for applications 5 business days: Friday, February 15, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. (PST) to Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. (PST)

 

SUPERVISING GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty/jobs/2320376/supervising-geographic-information-systems-technician

Promotional position, open only to current County employees.

Open for applications 10 business days: Monday, February 25, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. (PST) to Friday, February 8, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. (PST)

 

Additional postings for higher-level positions will be announced in the near future.

  • GIS Manager II
  • GIS Manager I
  • GIS Specialist
  • Principal GIS Analyst
  • Senior GIS Analyst
  • GIS Analyst

 

If you are interested in applying to any of these positions, sign up NOW with Los Angeles County Human Resources to receive this information as soon as it becomes available:

To sign up by job category (select Geographic Information Systems).

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty/jobInterestCards/categories

County of Los Angeles to open GIS exams for all GIS Series Positions (Feb, 2019)

Note: we encourage you to share this information with your staff, colleagues and professional networks to ensure we have the most qualified pool possible.  Most positions are listed as open competitive!

We are pleased to announce that the County of Los Angeles is opening Geographic Information Systems (GIS) position exams for the recruitment of talented staff to fill current vacancies and future GIS positions within the County in support of our GIS recruitment and retention efforts.

All nine GIS items will be posted in the coming days. While the specific date has not been confirmed, we anticipate this will be in mid-February 2019.

Now is the time to prepare to file for these upcoming opportunities. Applicants from the qualified lists will provide the pool for open positions. These exams do not come around often – so this is your best (and perhaps only) opportunity for the next year or so.

Once posted, positions will be open for a very limited time (3-5 days for most). This will be your only opportunity to apply in the current cycle.

If you are interested in applying to any of these positions, sign up to receive information as soon as it becomes available:

Positions which will be listed for filing:

  • GIS Manager II
  • GIS Manager I
  • GIS Specialist
  • Principal GIS Analyst
  • Senior GIS Analyst
  • GIS Analyst
  • Supervising GIS Technician (open to current County employees only)
  • GIS Technician II
  • GIS Technician I

We encourage candidates to apply for all positions for which they are qualified and interested (filings for multiple positions are welcome).