November 2011
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URISA Publishes 2011 Salary Survey for GIS Professionals

Passing this along:

URISA is pleased to announce the results of its latest salary survey for GIS professionals. The 2011 publication has been further expanded and includes a much wider-range of detailed information. Additions include more job titles and information pertaining to the increase/decrease of department size, professional certification, specific technical skills and […]

GIS Day 2011 is on LA NOW

LA NOW (the County’s channel) profiled GIS Day – it’s a great little clip at the beginning of the segment.

Take a look – some of our GIS folks were profiled!

ArcGIS Server on VMWare – Test results

With the County moving more and more toward virtualization, I found this very nice document discussing some testing that VMWare and ESRI did to test virtual vs. physical machines.

Esri ArcGIS Server 10 for VMware Infrastructure (.pdf file)

It includes some very nice benchmarks.

Some quick takeaways:

Doubling the number of cores doesn’t appear […]

Where does Thanksgiving food come from?

stuffing distribution

Thanks Fred for passing this along:

GIS Instructor Position at College of the Canyons

Thanks Doug for passing along:


College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita is pleased to announce the above-referenced employment opportunity. The Employment announcement for this position, which includes all requirements, and application materials may be downloaded from our website: or may be requested by calling our job line 661-259-7800, ext. […]

LA County Solar Map highlighted in Environmental Observer

The LA County Solar Map ( is featured in this fall’s Environmental Observer (click here to read). It gives good background on what the application does and its benefits.

Download and read the Environmental Observer article.

Don’t forget the GIS Day Social – happening at 5 pm!

Join us at the Edison

This year the GIS Day Committee is having an apres event social. It will be on Thursday (the day after GIS Day) since many of us are going to be pretty tired after a long day of organizing.

We invited anyone to join us at the […]

A little post-GIS Day humor

Thanks Chris for passing this along – What your favorite map projection says about you

GIS day going great

GIS day is a great success! Thank you everyone who came and made it another wonderful event!

Here is a picture of Richard Sanchez, CIO, kicking things off.

GIS Day 2011 is here!

Happy GIS Day everyone! This is LA County’s 4th GIS Day (if the 5th anniversary is wood, is this the cardboard anniversary?)

Looking forward to a wonderful event today. I’ll be posting from time to time to keep everyone up on what’s going on. Hopefully if you get this you’ll be able to make it, […]