July 2011
« Jun   Aug »


GIS Classes at Rio Hondo College

Passing along this information from Professor Warren Roberts of  Rio Hondo College:  Here is the link to the Rio Hondo GIS Site: http://www.riohondo.edu/gis/

Classes start August 20th, 2011 thru December 6. Registration is open.

Introduction to GIS (GIS120)

CRN 70552 MW 03:55 – 06:50pm CRN 70553 Online

Classifying data & conventions (including […]

The GPS: A Fatally Misleading Travel Companion

Moral of this story is do not depend solely on high-tech. Bring a back up like paper maps, extra batteries, etc.


Digital Maps are Giving Scholars the Historical Lay of the Land


GIS Employment Outlook: Relatively Rosy for State and Local Government Professionals

Thanks to Nick Franchino for passing along: Â GIS Employment Outlook: Relatively Rosy for State and Local Government Professionals

This article also has some good tips from a number of GIS Managers about the skills and attributes of people they are looking to hire.

American Public Works Association GIS Conference

I wanted to pass this conference information along everyone. Â I’ll be presenting, and for public works folks it’s a good way to see how GIS and Public Works interact.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

8:00 AM- 4:00 PM Cypress Community Center

Click here to download the flyer:Â APWA 2011 Conference Flyer.pdf


LAR-IAC3 Briefing and User Group/Conference – Thursday 7/28/11

Please share this with potential participants (municipalities and other public agencies)

Click here for the flyer/agenda. There will be food, and prizes!

Please come to our LAR-IAC Briefing Meeting and User Group Meeting on Thursday, July 28, 2011 in Downtown Los Angeles. For those of you regulars to LAR-IAC, it’s at the […]

LA County’s Recommended Supervisorial Boundaries (not final)

On July 13, 2011, the Boundary Review Committee (BRC) voted to recommend a redistricting plan to the Board of Supervisors (Plan A2, BRC Recommended Plan). Public hearings before the Board of Supervisors are expected to commence in August; notice will be provided.

As we discussed in our meeting yesterday, the Board will be going […]

ESRI Community Support links

Scanned document

Last item for the morning:

One thing I forgot to mention yesterday at out eGIS Committee Meeting was a few links that I picked up at the ESRI Conference that  we should take advantage of that gives us the opportunity to interact with ESRI and provide more information:


New York City’s Solar Map

NYC Solar Map

New York’s solar map is very nice:Â http://nycsolarmap.com/. Â I especially like the calculator tools, and how things are tied directly into the building outlines. Â There is a claim that it’s the largest LIDAR based solar map in the world – I would have to […]

eGIS Data Map for LA County

Snapshot of the Data Map

UPDATE: Thanks to Vijay from DHS – he was able to reduce the size to 14 Mb.

I showed this poster yesterday at our eGIS Meeting, and wanted to pass along. Â I think it shows in a very intuitive way the focus for our Countywide […]