September 2014
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Climb Mount Everest in 3D

This is pretty cool – climb Mt. Everest in a 3D map:


LARIAC Training Dates

For LARIAC participants, Pictometry will be providing a number of training opportunities in the coming months. Read the descriptions, and register if you are interested.


Map of London V2 rocket sites

Thanks to Warren Roberts for sharing:

Read the article – but what was interesting to me was this line:

We’ve mapped out some of the impact sites above, with more to follow when we can access further information. Make sure you zoom in and check satellite view. Commonly, an area hit by […]

Longest Beaver Dam in the World

Longest beaver dam in the world

I saw this article the other day (World’s largest beaver dam explored by Rob Mark) where he trekked 9 days to get to this beaver dam (don’t ask me why). What was interesting to me, though, was the fact that this dam is close […]

Rooftop Reflectance Map released by Berkeley Lab

Pretty cool map released by the Berkeley Lab of rooftop reflectance. I checked and they are using the Building Outlines that we released to the public, which is good to see.

Click here for the full press release

Two things I hope they do:

Make the data available […]

LA County GIS Directives

LA County released a set of GIS Directives as authorized by the CIO and the Chief Exectuive Officer a years ago – I wanted to share. There are three directives:

Enterprise GIS Repository – which mandates that departments will publish authoritative data to a central repository for sharing, and further published to the

LA County releases Preferred Technologies for GIS

This document lists the preferred Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies for the County of Los Angeles. This document is designed to help GIS and IT personnel identify technologies during proposal and contract development, procurement, and acquisition of new systems to ensure that they are compatible with existing GIS systems within the County. This document supports […]

Time-lapse visualization of city annexations

Check out the time-lapse visualization of city annexations on the County’s GIS Viewer! Watch the growth of cities occur incrementally in LA County.

Expand Political Boundaries > Expand City and County Boundaries > “Turn on” the City Annexations layer and the time-aware slider will appear. All you have to do next is click […]

LA County mourns the loss of Peter Fonda-Bonardi

It was with great sadness that the GIS community learned of the passing of Peter Fonda-Bonardi on September 13th after a long illness. For those of you who knew him, you know that we lost one of the leaders of GIS in Southern California, a man who contributed so much to all of us with […]

eGIS Committee Agenda for Tuesday, September 16th

Please find the agenda for Tuesday’s eGIS commitee meeting attached (September 2014.eGIS meeting notice and Agenda)

We will be discussing:

Updates on LARIAC and CAMS Information about the shared GIS folder, and the new demographic datasets that are available (Download the Demographic Data Brochure) An update from the GIS Day committee An […]