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Mapping creates jobs and drives global economic growth

Google has done some analysis on the value of mapping technologies – pretty amazing numbers …

“In summary, the global geo services industry is valued at up to $270 billion per year and pays out $90 billion in wages. In the U.S., it employs more than 500,000 people and is worth $73 billion. […]

GIS-NET3 Public – Released Today

The Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning announces that GIS-NET3 Public GIS web mapping application is being released today. This is the replacement for GIS-NET Public, which was originally turned on May 2006, revised in late-2008 and eventually disconnected in Nov 2012.

Here is the direct link: http://planning.lacounty.gov/gisnet3

Today it was […]

GIS Systems Analyst – City of Santa Monica

This looks like a great job opening in the City of Santa Monica:

Link to the job opening

Some details below:


Pictometry for ArcGIS Desktop – updates released

Hi there,

Pictometry has released is newest versions of “Connect” – which enable you to connect to Pictometry Online using your established username and passord.

Make sure you download the correct version.

Link to the Pictometry download page

Release Details below:


341 million dots on a map

Pretty cool – a dot for every person in the last united states and Canadian Census.

Check it out

GIS Internships at the City of Los Angeles

Passing this along:

The Los Angeles Department of City Planning is looking for intern and Student Professional Worker (SPW) candidates. Both the non-paid internship and paid SPW positions are available for Winter/Spring 2013 . Candidates are ideally available for 16 – 30 hours/week. Those selected will be working closely with professional planners on policy, research […]

FluView tracks the spread of flu

Thanks Doug for pointing me here – I like the time effect so you can see the spread of the flu this year, which is apparently pretty bad.

Get your flu shot!!!!

Master of Science in GIS – Cal State Long Beach

I wanted to pass this along if you were interested in higher education opportunities in GIS:

Link to the program

LA County Solar Map impacts Feed in tariff


It has been a long time, but the work that was done for the LA County solar map provided the quantitative underpinning and justification for LADWP’s feed-in-tariff. UCLA used our solar database to analyze the impacts and benefits of a feed-in-tariff property by property, which helped provide support for the LA Business Roundtable to […]

eGIS Committee Meeting Agenda – January 15th 2013

Please find tomorrow’s eGIS Committee Meeting Agenda attached.

January – 2013_0115.eGIS meeting notice and Agenda (pdf file)

We will be discussing

an update on the GIS Classifications/Reclassifications A discussion of the Board Approved Reporting Areas (BARAs) or Communities Board Approved Reporting Areas – description in Word January 14th, 2013 | Tags: , , , , | Category: Meetings | Leave a comment