September 2013
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Free GIS Training

Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) will be hosting a couple FREE GIS Seminars here at the City of Palmdale the first week of October. Contact Justin Patananan (661-945-6804) if you are interested

It’s open to anyone here at the City of Lancaster and the neighboring cities (Palmdale), town councils and local water districts.



Upcoming OSGIS Events

A few Open Source GIS (OSGIS) events are coming up in October.

Event: So Cal URISA Seminar – ESRI and Open Source Web Mapping Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Cost: Free to So Cal URISA Members Location: ESRI Headquarters, 380 New York Street, Redlands, CA 92373 (Check in at […]

ArcMap Patch for 10.2 – geocoding against LA County locator services

If you have installed ArcGIS Desktop 10.2 (which I have) and have tried using the Locator Services on our GIS Servers, you have seen failures:

This patch to 10.2 solves this issue:


Jefferson State: A second county in rural Northern California votes to secede

A second county in Northern California has voted to secede from the Golden State, as part of a growing effort to create a 51st state.

In a 4-0 vote, Modoc County leaders voted for secession just weeks after neighboring Siskiyou County did the same, Fox News reports. The county, […]

Geospatial LA Meeting – this Thursday

Passing this along:

Geospatial LA is a networking and meet-up group for GIS folks in the LA area to get together and talk shop in a relaxed atmosphere. No sales, just getting together. It’s a LinkedIn group.


Please join us at our next Geospatial LA Meetup!

When: Thursday, Sept. 26th @5:30pm

Where: […]

Save the Date – LA County GIS Day – November 20th 2013

You are invited to join us for Los Angeles County’s 6th annual GIS Day!

Click here to view the flyer

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 9:00am to 3:00pm Grand Park (Olive Court) 200 N Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA 90012 This year’s event is titled “GIS – Tying […]

eGIS Committee Agenda – September 2013

The Agenda for tomorrow’s meeting is attached: September 2013_0917.eGIS meeting notice and Agenda

We will get significant updates on CAMS, LARIAC, and the Data Committee, along with an update on the eCloud failure over the weekend.

GIS Day is coming in two months: GIS Day 2013 SAVE THE DATE

Russell Stone […]

Free workshop – 10 ways to improve public safety using GIS

This is the second in a series.

View the flyer


This session was designed to give the Public Safety Administrator and GIS Coordinator 10 ways to maximize the investment in 911 and GIS to produce highly efficient and effective […]

PODCAST: “American Futures” and the power of maps (includes interview with J. Dangermond)

This is a 26 minute audio podcast from NPR that features Jack Dangermond of ESRI. Dangermond starts in about 5 1/2 minutes into the podcast.

LARIAC4 Kick-off meeting

Established in 2005, the Los Angeles Region Imagery Acquisition Consortium (LAR-IAC) has delivered highly accurate digital aerial imagery and elevation datasets to participants at substantial cost savings. To ensure the currency of the aerial imagery, we are working with consortia members to plan and initiate the next round of LAR-IAC – LAR-IAC4.

This […]