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Best Reason to Use Our Own Basemap

We know nothing is perfect…and in this case, even Google, Bing and Esri. The northwest corner of Los Angeles County had a detachment to Kern County in September 2000; and when it did, the boundaries for the two counties changed, and created what some affectionately refer to as “The Notch”. We have our dynamic layers […]

eGIS Committee Meeting Agenda for May 20th, 2014

Hi everyone,

Tomorrow’s agenda is attached (click to download the May 2014.eGIS meeting notice and Agenda). We have a packed agenda, focusing on:

General updates, including: The deployment of new caches, eGIS Training availability LARIAC updates Demographic data John Hedderson, who does the demographic estimates for the County, will discuss the data […]

Pictometry for ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 – CONNECT New Release

For Desktop 10.1 users only:


GIS Internship at Irvine Ranch Water District

Here is a link to the application – scroll down to the bottom to see it:

Irvine Ranch Water District Internship

Duties typically performed by interns include the following:

Assist staff with use of GIS software and/or custom applications. Conduct field studies as needed to […]

Free Online GIS Course

A new free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) is available; visit here for details:


LA County GIS Viewer Upgrade #3 – Faster Load

Christine and I realized recently that there was a call during the load of the GIS Viewer (and all Geocortex Viewers) that was dramatically slowing down load time unnecessarily. This call added about 15 seconds to the load time – by directly loading what is needed, the load of the GIS Viewer and all related […]

LA County GIS Viewer Upgrade #2 – Charting!

Adding the Median Income Chart

I posted yesterday about a major speed enhancement just released with the upgrade of Geocortex Essentials that was completed last week – Googly Search.

Here is another big addition that we are leveraging – CHARTS!

A few years ago the ESRI flex viewer had […]

LA County GIS Viewer Upgrade #1 – Googly Search!

Googly Search

Have you ever wanted the searches in our GIS applications to be more “Googly” – where as you type you get suggestions on the rest of the entry? I have dreamt about this. With the recent upgrade of our GIS Viewers to the newest versions of Essentials from Latitude […]

Slides from the State GIO Visit

Wanted to pass along the slides from Scott Gregory’s presentation – thanks again to him for coming down, and the great presentation!

CA State GIO – Update April 2014 (pdf file)

Mapping Bike and Run paths

This is really cool, and definitely BIG Data:

Thanks to SoCalGIS for posting