January 2011
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3D Model of 9/11 Memorial and Museum

Here is a link to a Google Earth 3D model of the 9/11 Memorial and planned projects at the site in NYC. There is also an animated tour at the link below. Requires Google Earth plugin.


Re-ordering fields in ArcMap – help!

Does anyone know how to re-order fields in ArcMap?

I have consistently had problems re-ordering fields in ArcMap. This just came to a head, since we are developing our standard data structure for a new Land Types dataset. I got a very nice data structure put together (copied from our point feature dataset), loaded up […]

ESRI launches GovMaps.org

Nick Franchino passed along links to this today.

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Today, Esri president Jack Dangermond announced the new website GovMaps.org during the plenary session of the Esri Federal User Conference in Washington, D.C. The prototype site offers a customized view into commonly used nationwide layers and […]

ABC News – Brisbane floods: Up close

I came across this post in the All Points Blog (http://apb.directionsmag.com) this morning. Not only do these photos offer a stark look at the flood damage in Australia but they also demonstrate a powerful method of showing our aerial imagery online.

Geography of a Recession

Fred Dominguez passed along this very interesting link – this is another frontier of GIS.

Political reporter LaToya Egwuekwe’s The Decline: The Geography of a Recession is an animation that shows monthly unemployment statistics by county form January 2007 to May 2010. Used with permission.


This is a very good use of time-delay […]

eGIS Committee Meeting Agenda


The agenda for Tuesday’s meeting is attached here: January – 20110118.eGIS meeting notice and Agenda

JOB OPENING: GIS and Data Coordinator, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, CA


Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks is looking for a GIS and Data Management Coordinator (GS-12). This is a permanent position with the National Park Service! We are looking for someone who has solid GIS and data management skills, but also has the management excellence and big thinking ability to lead a successful program. […]

New GIS Application – Z-NET To Find Your Zoning

A new GIS Web Mapping Application called Z-NET is now available for the public. People can use it to find basic land use and zoning information about a property. This application enables users to find basic zoning and land use information about properties in UNINCORPORATED areas of Los Angeles County. Its easy-to-use […]

GIS Training Options – Local & Cheap (Update 2011)

I am updating and reposting this info originally posted in 2009. I recently came across some iPhone App Development lectures on iTunes U from a number of universities and colleges.

Here is a list of some places offering GIS courses, certificates or degrees. Many have online and in-person classes. I was trying to focus on […]

Japanese Company Achieves 3 cm Accuracy for GPS

Mitsubishi and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency achieved 3 centimeter (1 inch plus) accuracy with GPS by using a non-GPS satellite to boost accuracy.