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GIS classes at Santa Monica College

Website Snapshot

Here are another set of classes for those of you on the Westside:

Click this link:Â

And then click on “Geographic Information Systems” on the left side.

LA County Board of Supervisors approves new GIS Classifications (May 2012)


I haven’t had the time to post about this before today, but I am very happy to report that the LA County Board of Supervisors adopted a GIS classification series for the County!

For the first time the County has a career path for staff doing GIS, and will recognize […]

eGIS Committee Meeting Agenda for May 2012

Please find the agenda for tomorrow’s LA County eGIS Committee Meeting attached here:Â May – 2012_0515.eGIS meeting notice and Agenda (pdf file)

Important note

The GIS classifications will be in front of the Board of Supervisors tomorrow. Â It was held from two weeks ago due to unrelated issues, so let’s hope it passes […]

GIS Internship on Catalina Island

For those of you who want to do GIS and fieldwork – this is a great opportunity.

Thanks to Tom Weisenberger for passing along!


Organization:Â Catalina Island Conservancy Title:Â GIS/IT Technician Location:Â Avalon, CA USA Application Deadline: Posted:Â 2012-05-14

What is your Walk Score?

Walk Score

If you haven’t been to you should check it out: Â They have done a pretty interesting spatial analysis based upon distance from an address to local resources (restaurants, shopping, etc). Â Check it out here:Â

What is interesting to me about this is that if […]

GIS Science certificate from North Dakota

North Dakota

Betsy Barker from Beaches and Harbors pointed me to another online GIS certificate:

LA City Planning releases GIS Data Portal

LA City Planning GIS Data PAge

The City of Los Angeles Planning department has launched a GIS Data Portal for downloading various GIS data files pertaining to City Planning information.

You can access the data by going to, selecting the Maps and Stats button on the left, […]

New GIS certificate from Cal State Fresno

Fresno's certificate program

A new on-line only GIS certification from Cal State Fresno.

Thanks to Betsy Barker for passing this long: Â


HELP!!! Please up-vote this idea at ESRI: User Assignable Layer Ids for REST Map Services

Promote this idea!

I’m asking for a favor to everyone who get this (even if you aren’t a GIS programmer). Â This will help you all in the long run. Â I want this idea to go to the top of the ideas page!!!

Idea Title : User Assignable Layer Ids […]

LA LAFCO Looking for GIS/Mapping Technician




The Local Agency Formation Commission for the County of Los Angeles (LAFCO) is actively seeking candidates for the position of GIS/Mapping Technician. This position reports to the LAFCO Executive Officer and interacts with other LAFCO […]