April 2015
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Historic Maps of Los Angeles

Mike Carson at SoCalGIS posted about Earthworks recently – so I took a quick look.

Interestingly, I found a scanned, georeferenced map of downtown LA (the first survey of the city) – I had seen the original at a recent Geospatial LA tour of the LA Central Library – I had thought it […]

eGIS Committee Meeting Agenda – April 2015

Please find tomorrow’s agenda attached. Note that there is now a second page which lists the presentations by department. I have added it since the departments scheduled for tomorrow did not remember they were on the agenda, so they were not prepared. Please review.

eGIS meeting notice and Agenda – April 2015


Chrome removes support for Silverlight – LA County GIS Viewers impacted

If you use Chrome to access some of the County’s GIS applications (the GIS Viewer and the Parcel Viewer, for example), and those applications are based on Silverlight, you won’t be able to access them without making a settings change. Note – Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox will work just fine.


Open Source Workshop

Passing this along from SoCal URISA…

SoCal URISA, along with Palomar College, presents a Certified URISA workshop on Open Source GIS, with URISA instructor Sara Yurman.

Date: Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Location: Palomar College’s GIS Lab, 1140 W Mission Rd, San Marcos, CA 92069 (about 2 hours south of Downtown L.A.)

Cost: The […]

2015 Undergraduate Geospatial Technology Skills Competition

Win a trip to the GIS-Pro & NWGIS 2015 Conference*!


The GeoTech Center and URISA are pleased to announce the 2015 Undergraduate Geospatial Technology Skills Competition, created to showcase the geospatial technology skills of U.S. undergraduate students. The competition website has been updated to include all competition rules, judging criteria, and […]

Pictures from GIS Day 2014

Hello everyone,

Sorry this has taken so long, but I have finally uploaded pictures from GIS Day 2014. If you have any more pictures you want to add, please let me know:


Positions at LA County Public Health

Passing these along:

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) and Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) are partnering to hire new staff to assist in the development of a Vision Zero Policy and Implementation Program, which will prioritize the reduction of all traffic fatalities on LA City streets. Staff will assist in […]

Pictometry for ArcGIS Desktop 10.1, 10.2 and 10.3 Add-In Released

Pictometry has released a new version of our popular Pictometry for ArcGIS Desktop tool for Pictometry Connect. Unlike previous versions, this release has been built as an ESRI Add-In. Previous releases utilized the Extension technology for providing Pictometry functionality within ArcGIS Desktop.

What does this mean to users?

– This release now supports ArcGIS Desktop […]

Nice Graphic from the LA Times: How Litter Drains to the Ocean

This is a nice graphic from the LA Times that tells the story of how litter reaches the ocean through the County’s vast storm drain network. Kudos to LA County Public Works for getting that project completed a couple of years ago and for providing to folks.

Here’s a link to the […]