April 2009
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Google Mashups – Track Swine Flu

Here are links to a few mashups mapping the swine flu; there’s lots of information out there. Here’s the link:


CDC page on the swine flu – http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/

Solar Analysis for selected Areas of Pitchess Detention Center

In order to provide greater detail for the Sheriff about the potential for solar installations at Pitchess Detention Center, I have worked with the Sheriff to create a number of Options, and provided information about the potential for ground installations at that site. I thought I would provide the files as an example of the […]

Solar Map Released

The LA County Solar Map was released today – see http://solarmap.lacounty.gov – this is an exciting site that is the most advanced site for the jurisdiction size in the world.

The key to the site is that we used the ESRI Solar Radiation Model, which includes the effects of roof slope, pitch, […]

NEWS – Highest crime rate in L.A.? No, just an LAPD map glitch

The items below show very well why we are working to establish CAMS and to resolve issues such as this. As well, as you generate information, this is a good real-world lesson learned.

From the Los Angeles Times

The department’s online map incorrectly showed many crimes downtown — near City Hall and the police station […]

NEWS – Readings show Four Corners marker off by 2.5 miles

Rex Ball of the Chief Executive Office sent me this information – shows some of the issues with accuracy. Imagine this in LA ….

From Associated Press

April 20, 2009 3:43 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY – Tourists who think they’re putting a hand or foot in each of four states at the Four Corners […]

GIS Survey

Please take this if you have time. Click here or follow this link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=fxiSbR9VFea80D1sv5ygNg_3d_3d

What they are doing:

We are conducting a survey of individuals who use GIS technologies. This study is part of a research class project within Claremont Graduate University’s Ph.D. program in Educational Studies. If you are a user […]

California Announces GIO Appointment

The State of California now has a Geospatial Information Officer. Here is a link to an article about the State’s first GIO.


– Roman