October 2012
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ArcGIS 10.1 Service Pack 1 available

ESRI has announced the release of ArcGIS 10.1 (Service Pack 1).

Downloads are available here: http://support.esri.com/en/downloads/patches-servicepacks/view/productid/160/metaid/1913

Looks like a lot of work to implement – have fun!

GIS Day Swag! (aka promotional materials)

As if the opportunity to learn about mapping wasn’t enough, this year, thanks to ESRI and our vendors, we will be handing out great free stuff!!!

Usually we reserve items for winners of our GIS Day game, but this year we have a lot of great give-aways – so we can give out things like […]

Pictometry International seeks Regional Technical Manager

If you don’t mind travel, this could be for you.

Position: Regional Technical Manager, California

Location: Los Angeles or within 25 miles of major airport in Southern California

Employee will be working from his/her own home and be responsible […]

GIS Day 2012 – Initial Booth Map and Schedule

William T. Fujioka, LA County CEO, will highlight GIS Day 2012

LA County’s GIS Day committee is pleased to announce the initial booth map and schedule for GIS Day 2012. This event is free, and open to anyone to attend. No need to respond – just come and see GIS in action!


Solar Map version 3 launched!

I am very happy to announce the launch of the third version of our solar map!!!

Check it out here: http://solarmap.lacounty.gov

Here are some relevant documents:

Press Release Instructions for using the Solar Map and Green Planning Tool Solar Map Flyer Instructions for accessing via a mobile device: […]

USGS Launches Geologic Map Viewer

Drew Decker from the USGS passed information about the launch of the National Geologic Map Database new web MapView (http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/maps/MapView/)


As part of Earth Science Week, the AGI, AASG, and USGS collaborated to include geologic map information and activities in the 16,000 Earth Science week teacher packets. Go here to learn […]

Mapping the presidental race

With the presidental race close, and entering its final couple of weeks, there are some maps (of course) which are tracking the race, state by state. Combined with the attached graphs, they make for a good visualization of a complex set of information!


October Enterprise GIS Committee Meeting Agenda

Please find tomorrow’s meeting agenda attached. October – 2012_1016.eGIS meeting notice and Agenda

We will be focusing a lot of our time on the upcoming GIS Day event (http://gis.lacounty.gov/gisday), but will also spend some time on:

The strategic plan: Enterprise GIS Strategic Plan – Update September 20 2012 (pdf) The current […]

ArcGIS Online Credit Calculator

For folks interested in seeing the potential cost of ArcGIS Online, there is a calculator now available. Thanks to Michael Carson for passing along:


This can certainly help planning.

Right now, the business model for ArcGIS Online falls down (for me) in a number of areas:

Variable pricing: It is very […]

GIS Job – SR Programmer Analyst with State of California

Thanks to Christina Boggs for passing along:

Link to the job posting.