June 2011
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Pictometry Software Updates

I received a pair of notices about new updates to Pictometry’s desktop Software (EFS).

I wanted to pass them along:

Announcement – EFS 2.7 Revision 1 Release 15.pdf Announcement – Pictometry Change Analysis 2.7 Revision 1 Release 15.pdf

eGIS Committee Meeting – Agenda for June 21st meeting

Hello everyone,

The agenda for tomorrow’s meeting is attached here: June – 20110621.eGIS meeting notice and Agenda.pdf

Topics for discussion:

Replacement of Thomas Brothers Data with county-owned data. Please review the following two documents: Guide to replacing Thomas Brothers Data (draft).pdf – this document helps guide users on exact replacement datasets for each […]

Job Posting – GIS Specialist at PG&E

Thanks to Carol Ostergren for passing along this job in San Francisco: Link to the job posting

My feeling is that this has something to do with the explosion in San Bruno last year, and the failures of the GIS that were noted.

PG&E GIS Analytics is looking to fill an immediate opening […]

NAIP 2010 aerial imagery services

NAIP 2010 aerial imagery services (web mapping services) are now offered by the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG). The services are public and can be used to easily view the statewide USDA NAIP 2010 1-meter resolution imagery that was flown last summer.


ESRI software engineering strikes again – Creating WFS services

Pictometry Online (http://pol.pictometry.com) is a very nice resource for viewing oblique imagery. One thing we are investigating is the ability to push a Web Feature Service (WFS) from our ArcGIS Server installations so that our production, live data can be viewed directly on top of this resource. It’s pretty cool.

There is a […]

Redistricting Update

LA County has received 11 proposed redistricting plans to date. Here is a list of the plans. With each plan, the Boundary Review Committee has requested a large scale map of the plans. The eGIS team has started creating these monster maps (5 feet high) – thought I would share some pictures of […]

Orange County Parcel Database Exempt from Public Records Act

There are a couple of different verdicts on this, but where Santa Clara used a security argument and lost, Orange County used a “GIS is a system” argument and won.

It’s a dilemma in general – how do governments recoup the costs for the maintenance of valuable data like parcels. Do we charge for them, […]

GIS Job – City of Brentwood, CA (Northern California)

Thanks Joel for passing this along. For GIS folks, the GIS Jobs Clearinghouse is a great resource.

From the GIS Jobs Clearinghouse: GIS Coordinator for the City of Brentwood – note that this is Northern California

Position Description:

The City of Brentwood is seeking qualified applicants for […]

Did You Know About Cal-Atlas?

I got this from those that run Cal-Atlas – it’s worth taking a look if you haven’t been there in a while; or bookmark it for when you are looking for data (outside of the LA County Data Portal, of course).

What is Cal-Atlas?

Cal-Atlas is California‚Äôs geospatial portal that provides support for […]