December 2013
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Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a very good 2013 – it was a very good year in the County, with a number of great events, new sites, and changes all helping to improve the value of geospatial technologies here in the County.

Some highlights, and I know I’m missing a lot of them!

GIS Day 2014


Southern California Geocortex User Group MEeting

Passing this along.

Southern California Geocortex User Group Meeting Hosted by LA County Department of Public Works

LA County Department of Public Works is hosting the next Southern California Geocortex User Group meeting. Set aside a few hours and join fellow Geocortex users, administrators, and partners for interactive discussions and […]

Is Your Roof Ready?

Make your building stand out!

LARIAC4 is underway! Planes are in the area and aerial imagery is going to be captured from now through March/April 2014. Make your building standout!

We did a few posts regarding this from our last flyover in early 2011…they are still relevant.

Click […]

Mapping the 7 deadly sins

Thanks to Tim Smith for passing this along:

Countywide Services Locator version 3 released

It’s finally here! the Countywide Services Locator now is embeddable.

Here is the home site (updated to Google API version 3):

Here is the embeddable version:


There are three different parameters that you can pass to either of these two sites.

address_string – this is […]

December eGIS Meeting Agenda

Please find the agenda for tomorrow’s meeting attached here:Â December 2013.eGIS meeting notice and Agenda

We will discuss the status of LARIAC, the results from GIS Day (GIS Day 2013 Survey Results), and have a presentation about GISP from some County staff.

As well, I definitely recommend reading the NY Times […]

In the battle for digital dominance, victory depends on being the first to map every last place on the globe. It’s as hard as it sounds.


In the battle for digital dominance, victory depends on being the first to map every last place on the globe. It’s as hard as it sounds.

Where are the Geospatial Education Programs in the Country?

The GeoTech Center, which built the Geospatial Technology Competence Model, which formed part of the basis of the County’s new GIS classifications, has a useful map showing the locations of GIS programs around the Country.

If you are an educational instituation, they also have the ability for you to update […]

Fourth Annual Los Angeles Geospatial Summit – Call for Papers

Passing this information along: (Call for Papers and Posters)

Attention: Undergraduate and graduate students in GIS and related geospatial disciplines

The Fourth Annual LA Geospatial Summit is now accepting proposals to present 10-minute papers with five-minute Q & A or posters, an important career development opportunity.

December 9th, 2013 | Tags: , , | Category: Announcements, Meetings | Leave a comment

Cal State Pomona officers GIS Certificate

Passing this along from CSU Pomona

I wanted to let you know that we are offering the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate this coming winter 2014. The courses are offered on campus for 4 Saturdays from 9am to 5pm. Corporate and group discounts available, please visit Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate ( ) […]