July 2013
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Geocoding Service Patches

Esri has released two new service patches related to Geocoding.


ArcGIS 10.1 SP1 (Desktop, Engine) Batch Geocoding Results from Geocoding Service Patch


This patch addresses an issue encountered when batch geocoding against a geocoding service, the output attributes in the geocoded results may be associated with the incorrect input attributes. ArcGIS […]

15th Annual APWA GIS Conference

The Southern California Chapter of the American Public Works Asociation (APWA) presents the 15th Annual APWA GIS Conference.

Click here to view the flyer

GIS use in Public and Private Sectors GIS Development and Trends GIS Applications in Water, Transportation & Planning

Date: September 5th, 2013

Time: Registration starts at 8:30 AM


Free seminar on improving Public Safety using GIS

I wanted to pass this along, especially to folks in the Public Safety Sector. It is completely free. Date: July 31st, 2013 Time: 9 AM – 11:30 AM Location: City of Murrieta Police Department Click here to download the flyer This session was designed to give the Public Safety Administrator and GIS […]

Open Source GIS 101, Part 8: Projections

Part 8: A Few Notes About Map Projections

There are plenty of books on Geodesy, but here we’ll focus on selecting your Coordinate Reference System (CRS) for your GIS project. Luckily, there is a well organized index of coordinate systems universally used by open source and proprietary GIS software. […]

123D Catch – the future of 3D Modelling?

My neighbor is a director/producer of movies, and one night we got to talking about some of the cool things that are available in that sphere. He turned me onto a really cool application called 123D Catch (http://www.123dapp.com/catch) which is a free app for the iOS that creates 3D models out of pictures!


LA County GIS Viewer upgrade

The eGIS Group has implemented the newest version of the GIS Viewer, which enhances the user experience. These include:

Faster startup times!!! Integration to Pictometry Online (POL) for LAR-IAC partners (requires username and password) Slight update to themes (moving the Planning and Zoning data into its own theme) Click here […]

Geography Sign

A friend of mine sent me this pic from Comic-Con in San Diego last week. Iā€™m not sure if someone put it up for Comic-Con, or if it was left behind after the ESRI conference, but I think it works for both.


Study Finds Spatial Skill Is Early Sign of Creativity

A gift for spatial reasoning ā€” the kind that may inspire an imaginative child to dismantle a clock or the family refrigerator ā€” may be a greater predictor of future creativity or innovation than math or verbal skills, particularly in math, science and related fields, according to a study published Monday in the journal Psychological […]

LA County’s Recap of the 2013 ESRI Conference

At our recent eGIS Committee, meeting, we discussed what we had learned and been impressed with at the 2013 ESRI Conference, which concluded last week. I have tried to compile the responses that I received into some basic categories, so that you can scroll down and see what you liked.

If you want to add […]

CA State Government User Group Meeting Agenda

Forwarding this from Christina Boggs at the State of California

This is a reminder of the upcoming California State Government GIS User Group meeting on Wednesday, July 24th from 1-4pm in the Resources auditorium (address below). Previous announcements had us finishing up at 3pm but we had an overwhelming response from presenters so we wanted […]