January 2014
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LA County launches update to the Works Mobile App

Congratulations to the County’s Public Works department –

The County’s citizen reporting application has recently been updated with new reporting capabilities as well as Droid compatibility: The Works Press Release (January 27, 2014)

From the release:

Residents can now interact with the Departments of Parks and Recreation, Public Health, and Regional Planning by:


Public Radio Map

Thanks to Mike Carson and SocalGIS for passing along.

Pretty cool map: http://publicradiomap.com/

I like how the information changes as you move around on the map.

GIS Managers Workshop

This looks very interesting for folks managing GIS groups.

View the flyer


LA City GIS Specialist opening

Thanks to Christine Thome for passing along:

Link to the full job posting:

Job Title: GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST 7213 Closing Date/Time: Thu. 02/06/14 11:59 PM Pacific Time Salary: $60,447.00 – $75,084.00 Annually Special Salary: In some positions, higher salaries may be paid for night work. Job Type: FULL-TIME Location: CITY OF LOS […]

eGIS Committee Meeting Agenda

Hope everyone is having a good holiday. I am passing along the Meeting Agenda for tomorrow’s meeting. We’ll discuss some new capabilities and updates to various programs.

January 2014.eGIS meeting notice and Agenda

See you tomorrow!

Open Source GIS 101, Part 11: Why Learn About Open Source GIS?

Part 11: Why Learn About Open Source GIS? (and Final Overview of this Series)

There are many opinions about the risks and benefits of open source GIS software. Los Angeles County uses ArcGIS for its operational needs. After all, ArcGIS is mature, high quality software, and considerable resources have already been invested.

Even so, there […]

Lead GIS Developer Position

Lead GIS Developer (Web/Mobile)

Location: Encinitas, CA

General Description:

We are seeking an experienced senior level GIS Developer to join our progressive and expanding GIS & Technology Team. Must possess a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in geography, information systems, computer science or related field. Our successful candidate will have 5+ years of experience developing IT/GIS […]

Open Source GIS 101, Part 10: OSGEO, The Organization

Part 10: OSGEO, The Organization

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) “was created to support the collaborative development of open source geospatial software, and promote its widespread use”.

Not all open source projects are the same. Some applications are more powerful, user-friendly, and better developed than others. To gain the OSGeo’s stamp of approval, expert […]

Planning Technician – City of Burbank

The City of Burbank has an opening for a Planning Technician, which will include working with GIS, maps, plans, charts, and reports for the Planning Department. $3,509.96 – $4,838.54 monthly. Position closes 1/24/2014. For more information, click here.

GIS Class at LA County DPW

DPW, in partnership with Rio Hondo College, is offering a GIS Class at their HQ. This is a good opportunity to learn GIS (especially for County staff). Slots will fill up fast!

GIS Class Flyer