March 2013
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California Launches GeoPortal

California has launched its GeoPortal:

Read the press release Here’s another press item

Congratulations to Scott Gregory (GIO of California) and his team – it’s a great start!


My quick take:

The sound clips talk a lot about mobile apps – looking forward to what that […]

Open Source GIS 101, Part 2: GRASS

GRASS (Geographic Resource Analysis Support System)

Just as every skilled craftsman accumulates a variety of tools for the daily work, GIS professionals continually expand and evolve their software knowledge base.

While ArcGIS users are accustomed to working within the framework of Basic, Standard, and Advanced levels of licensing, open source GIS […]

Planning/GIS Internship at the City of Pico Rivera

More planning than GIS, but take a look:

A source of interesting articles related to maps

For your map-heads out there, The Atlantic’s Map section looks like it’s a great place to find out about interesting map-related articles.

Check it out!:

Code Enforcement Goes High-Tech

Thanks to Michael Carson of Burbank and (I highly recommend signing up) for this great article about using LIDAR to spot code violations:

The article mentions pilot projects in Los Angeles – I wonder what they might be …


New “Select and Buffer a Parcel” Tool on the LA County GIS Viewer

There is a new tool on the LA County GIS Viewer that allows you to input a buffer distance and select one parcel, and the GIS Viewer will create a buffer polygon. You may then click on the ID in the results window and the parcel attributes will pop up. It’s a simple but helpful […]

eGIS Committee Meeting Agenda – March 19th 2013


The meeting agenda for tomorrow’s meeting is attached here: March – 2013_0319.eGIS meeting notice and Agenda

Looks like a very informative meeting, which will include:

Some updates on new functionality available as part of the newest Geocortex Releases, including; Batch Geocoding Dynamic Symbolization A discussion of the value of acquiring business and residential […]

Open Source GIS 101, Part 1: Defining Open

Not all open source licenses are alike.

Whether using Firefox to browse the web or using LibreOffice to type a research paper, we enjoy an ever increasing pool of powerful, free software applications. Far fewer of us are familiar with the licensing that allows us to freely use and share open source software.

To help […]

GIS Job Openings @ City of Pasadena and Los Angeles, CA

Here is a link to a GIS job opening at the City of Pasadena, CA:


And another GIS job at URS Corp. in Los Angeles, CA:


Digital Map Products hiring Solutions Consultants

Digital Map Products is a local company that supports GIS integration across a number of platforms: