September 2012
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Strange Maps

This link was passed along to me, and I thought I would share – the maps on the site are all unique, and for me at least, though provoking ….

They all come from this great site:

Apple’s iOS 6 a “Mapocalypse”

Oops – new a better DSM!

Based upon all of the feedback that is out there, I will NOT be updating my iPhone to iOS 6 until I hear that Google Maps is released as an application that I can download.

What’s interesting to me is that mapping and location information […]

OSGeo-California’s Annual Meeting

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) “…was created to support the collaborative development of open source geospatial software, and promote its widespread use…”

Scattered local chapters exist around the globe, and the California Chapter is holding its annual meeting on Saturday, October 13, 2012 in San […]

Track the space shuttle’s location

I’m going out to see the shuttle land – pick your perfect spot!

LA County GIS Day 2012 – Flyer released

LA County is releasing its official GIS Day Flyer, announcing the event on November 14th, 2012 at LA County Public Works’s headquarters. Thanks to Douglas Morales from Public Health who put this great document together!

Download the flyer: GIS Day Flyer (2012)

What is GIS Day?

GIS Day is a free event […]

eGIS Meeting

Please find the agenda for today’s eGIS Committee Meeting attached: September – 2012_0918.eGIS meeting notice and Agenda

As well, here is the current draft of the LA County GIS Strategic Plan for your review:

Enterprise GIS Strategic Plan – Update September 6 2012 (pdf file)

If you attend, I will be handing out […]

How the Public Actually Uses Local Government Web Maps

For the public, dedicated web applications are the way to go – no kitchen-sink GIS Viewers …

This is a great article about it:


LA Regional GIS Forum Meeting (September 26th 2012)

The Los Angeles Regional GIS will serve as a forum for local and regional government agencies to collaborate and share information, ideas, strategies, best practices, and solutions and form partnerships with educational institutions, and State and Federal agencies regarding the implementation and management of GIS in Los Angeles County.

If you are part of a […]

History of the World in Twelve Maps

Paramount Citrus seeks GIS Analyst

Paramount Citrus (in case you didn’t know) is the company behind cuties brand mandarin oranges – now you can find out where they all come from! I know Jeff Orton, who is a great guy.


Paramount Citrus has an open position for a GIS Analyst at our Delano, CA offices. Under direction from the […]