March 2011
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Play the ReDistricting Game!

The next BRC meeting for the redistricting process for Supervisorial Districts is tomorrow (3/30/11). Here’s a link to the meetings/agenda page: I am putting this information here because there will be a demo/presentation regarding the online tool to be used; showing the ESRI Redistricting software.

One thing I ran across […]

Japan Quake Map

This was forwarded to me on facebook – I like the time lapse.

I focus on March 11 (11/03/2011) – how the quakes just pile up. Â I would use the sticky dots, and zoom out a little bit:

Open Source GIS Software – gvsig

Does anyone on this site use GVSIG? Â I’d love to know what you think!

As you might know – I’m still a big fan of ArcView 3.3 – use it almost every day (it’s actually running now using XTools to summarize multiple fields) … Â Why? Â Because with ArcMap I find myself spending […]

New Job – Pasadena GIS Manager

This is a great opportunity for a motivated GIS expert. Â This is Brian Sims old position – he left a smoothly running system, I’m sure!

Link to the full document


Job Title: Information Technology Manager-GIS Closing Date/Time: Continuous Salary: $42.66 – $53.32 Hourly $3,412.43 – $4,265.54 Biweekly $7,393.60 – $9,241.99 Monthly […]

LAR-IAC3 Project Update (3/15/11) & Meeting Notice (3/24/11)

Meeting Notice: There will be a LAR-IAC3 Briefing Meeting on Thursday 3/24/11.

Full Meeting Information can be found here:Â

It’s been a little while since we’ve written about the LAR-IAC3 Project and given a status report. Things are going well overall. Flying (image acquisition) is about 80% complete and imagery processing is well […]

Pictometry for ArcGIS Desktop 10 released

For LAR-IAC members, contact me for the connection information


Pictometry for ArcGIS Desktop 10 Version Released

Pictometry for ArcGIS Desktop 10 Version Released

This product release replaces the earlier version of Pictometry PowrSuite for ArcMap 10, which will expire on March 31st, 2011. Specific enhancements include:

– Full support for ArcMap 10 […]

ArcGIS 9.3.1 SP2 available



A patch for ArcGIS 9.3.1 Service Pack 2 (SP2) is now available from the Esri Support Center. This quality improvement patch addresses several critical issues including the most frequently occurring error reports.

Esri recommends that customers using ArcGIS 9.3.1 Service Pack 2 download and install this patch at their earliest convenience. This […]

The 12 states of America

Also passed along by Michael:

The Atlantic magazine analyzed reams of demographic, economic, cultural, and political data to break the nation’s 3,141 counties into 12 statistically distinct “types of place.” When we look at family income over the past 30 years through that prism, the full picture of the income divide becomes clearer—and […]

Japan: Before and After Tsunami

From Michael Carson (GIS Manager, Santa Monica):

The slider bars are a nice touch – they let you explore.

Map Forecasts Potential Radioactive Plume Dispersal Across Pacific

Below is a link from the New York Times to an animated map forecasting potential dispersal pattern of a radioactive plume from Japan. Â The forecast is based on computer modeling and not from actual radiological measurements.

“A forecast by the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization shows how weather patterns this week might disperse […]