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CalGIS Recap #2 – Open Data is coming!

As another in a recap from the CalGIS conference, one of my other takeaways was that toolsets for Open Data are coming thick and fast. Michal Migurski from Code for America (click to see their website) gave a great talk about how this is changing governmental paradigms, and shared some great […]

Pictures from the Regional GIS Meeting

Thanks to everyone who attended our meeting yesterday where Scott Gregory, CA State GIO, presented. Afterwards we had a unique opportunity to have a demonstration of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) – aka drones – in the DPW Courtyard.

Here are some pictures from yesterday’s event:

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Map showing environmental hazards by Census Tract released by the EPA

Saw this article in the LA Times (click here for the article) and followed it to a map showing environmental hazards by Census Tract. Definitely ArcGIS Online, but a good use of the tool!

Here is a link to the map

CalEPA announced the site on its website (

LA County GIS Viewer Upgrade – April 26, 2014

This in an important announcement regarding a number of GIS applications maintained by the County of Los Angeles.

On Saturday, April 26th, 2014, the Enterprise GIS Group will be upgrading all of the Geocortex GIS Viewers to the newest version. Geocortex Essentials 4 is a major new release of this software, and forms the foundation […]

Open event – Los Angeles Regional GIS Meeting

Next week we will be having a special meeting, open to anyone in Southern California, where we will have a special guest – Scott Gregory, CA State GIO, and what promises to be an interesting demonstration of UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) from the Aerospace Corporation.

This is an opportunity for GIS staff, […]

ArcGIS 10.2.2 available

I’ve heard about a lot of issues with ArcGIS 10.2.1 (I’m still on 10.2) – but here you go!


Port of LA hiring a GIS student

The Port of Los Angeles is currently looking to fill a GIS student position in our Engineering division.


Under grad students must be in school full-time (9 semester units or 12 quarter units) and must maintain at 2.5 GPA. Grad students must be in school full-time (6 semester units or 8 quarter units) and […]

CalGIS 2014 Recap #1 – Big Data

I got back from the 2014 CalGIS Conference yesterday. For those of you who haven’t been, I highly recommend it – it is a small conference focused on California, and is non-vendor specific.

I’ll be posting some recaps of what I took away from the conference – I got a lot out of […]

How To Interpret a Satellite Image

This is a good read; and not too long. From Earth Imaging Journal, January/February 2014.

Five basic strategies will help you discover a wealth of knowledge.

Click here for the article. Credits to: Holli Riebeek, NASA Earth Observatory (http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov), Greenbelt, Md.


Reminder – no eGIS Meeting tomorrow

Just a reminder that we will be meeting on the 29th instead.