April 2012
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UCLA Geospatial Information Systems & Technology (GIST) Program – Register Now!

Map your future with a career in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

View it in your browser – click here.


CGIA Awards 2012 and More!

I don’t know if you saw this…but our very own Mark Greninger racked up another award. You can see it on the website he helped create for the CGIA. Click here or go to http://cgia.org/2012/04/april-newsflash/

Congratulations Mark!

Accessing data from the new American Factfinder

ACS Training

Doug Morales from Public Health passed this to me – the Census Bureau provided this training to his staff, and we will be organizing additional training opportunities in the County where you can learn more.

But it contains valuable information that could get you started today!

CensusBureau […]

eGIS Committee Meeting Documents

Here are the documents from the meeting, including the eGIS Repository data list that I passed out (and was super small to read).

LA County GIS Data Portal Data List (Excel File) Los Angeles County Enterprise GIS Repository Data Layers (Excel File)Â – this is the longer list of datasets […]

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California seeks GIS Technician

Here is a job opportunity in LA for a GIS Technician (reposted from the CGIA website)

COME JOIN OUR WINNING TEAM! Come work for the largest importer and distributor of water in the Western United States, with a proud record of reliably delivering high-quality drinking water to Southern California for over 75 years! Our system […]

Orange County User Group Meeting is back


I wanted to pass this along – the California Geographic Information Association (CGIA) website just notified me that the OC GIS group is back.

So – if you are in Orange County, enjoy! Â I look forward to working with the group on inter-county GIS issues!


Enterprise GIS Committee – April Meeting Agenda

Please find the agenda for tomorrow’s meeting attached:Â April eGIS meeting notice and Agenda (.pdf file).

We will have updates on LAR-IAC3, the Strategic Plan, a demonstration of a new application for Agriculture Weights and Measures, as well as continued discussion of our draft policies.

See you tomorrow!

Report on County’s (not LA) GIS Investment Quantifies Benefits


GIS Analyst is the 5th least stressful job

Thanks to Tom Weisenberger for passing along. Â I guess we just enjoy our jobs!


GIS Analysts are also the 97th best job (I think #1 though) 🙂


Should We Retire the Term GIS?