December 2014
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Mapping “Dudeness”

The map of dudes

This is a great and fun article mapping how “dudes” refer to each other 🙂

Click here

Best Visuals of 2014 from Huffington Post

Wanted to pass this along – while we all love maps, GIS and its toolkit are just one way of visualizing data – I like how the Huffington Post organizes its data visualizations by theme. Some interesting topics covered too.

Click here to see the article.


GIS Case Study – DCFS Referral Address Verification System (RAVS)

Referral Address Verification Systems (RAVS) Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)

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Problem: DCFS Child Protection Hotline (CPH) has no means of determining the accuracy of the referral address to appropriately assign referrals to Regional Office and cross reporting to Law Enforcement Agency. Solution:The Referral Address […]

Presentations from GIS Day 2014

If you missed a presentation and wanted to go see the slides, we have loaded the presentations that we have received from our presenters into a dedicated page.

Click here to go to the page

Thank you everyone who attended and presented

How Medieval Maps became accurate

Thanks to Richard Ledesma for passing this along:

One of the most remarkable and mysterious technical advances in the history of the world is written on the hide of a 13th-century calf. Inked into the vellum is a chart of the Mediterranean so accurate that ships today could navigate with it. Most earlier […]

GIS Case Study – 2010 Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA)

2010 Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) Chief Executive Office (CEO), Urban Research Group

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Problem: The County of Los Angeles provides services to the residents of the County. Many programs are supported by federal funding that is calculated by the number of residents of the County. […]

December Enterprise GIS Committee Meeting – Agenda

The agenda for tomorrow’s meeting is here: December 2014.eGIS meeting notice and Agenda

We’ll go over lessons learned from GIS Day, and discuss updates from the reclassification exams, among others.

See you tomorrow!

GIS Case Studies

LA County has created a number of case studies for the benefits of GIS. In order to broaden their reach, I will be publishing these as individual posts over the next few weeks – approximately on each week until we run out :). This will make them more searchable online since the major search engines […]

GIS Case Study – LA County Solar Map

LA County Solar Map and Green Planning Tool Chief Information Office with Internal Services Department

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Solar photovoltaic electricity deployment has been slowed in LA County, and elsewhere, due to the complexities of the installation process. A business or resident interested in solar […]

Census Bureau releases new 5-year American Community Survey Data

The ACS dataset for the past 5 years has been released by the Census Bureary. See the press release

As well, there are a number of mapping applications that use this data. Take a look!

Census Explorer: Young Adults: Then and Now Edition

Do more young adults today in […]