August 2015
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GIS Job at Edison – GIS Specialist

Note – this is a 12 month position

Position Overview:

The Geospatial Analysis Team within Real Properties is seeking an experienced GIS Technical Specialist to serve on project teams to provide GIS support. The successful candidate will perform a wide variety of geospatial services by interfacing with internal/external clients to assess project requirements; create high-end […]

State releases application for park need

The California State Parks has released what it says is the nation’s first statewide GIS system of demographic data that can help identify where community parks are needed.

The new Park Access Tool can produce reports about every city, […]

eGIS Team members win award

Congratulations to Tom Weisenberger and Christine Lam of the Enterprise GIS Team for winning an IT Project Award at the Los Angeles Digital Summit yesterday!

Their application, the “Pest Detection Viewer,” was used to digitize the locations of over 400,000 fruit trees, which are used by the County’s Agriculture Weights and Measures Department […]

Port of LA GIS paid internship available

Passing this along:

The Port of Los Angeles is currently looking to fill a GIS student position in our Information Technology GIS section.


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 […]

LA has 4 of the 10 steepest streets in the US

I use Waze a lot to try to avoid traffic (I totally recommend it), and yesterday while trying to get to work, it told me to go up Baxter street. Â Little did I know that I was being directed up the 4th steepest street in the US (as reported by […]

ESRI Licensing Documents

I have dealt, over the years, with many questions regarding ESRI licensing – single use vs. concurrent use, license check-outs, etc.

The ESRI support services blog recently posted something pretty useful, so I thought I would share:

The Field Guide to Esri Licensing on is the culmination of an idea to aid users […]

Map of Employment in America, 2010

Thanks to Mike Henderson of LAFCO for passing this interesting map around.

It took a few days before I could actually move over to LA County:


Prime Meridian not where you think it is

Here is an interesting article about how geodesy has impacted the location of the Prime Meridian:

“That picture of you standing astride the stainless steel Meridian Line in Greenwich? It’s a lie: You don’t really have one foot in either hemisphere. The real Prime Meridian runs 334 feet (102 m) east, cutting an imaginary […]

Google Maps API Discontinue support of Internet Explorer 8

Hi everyone. You may have received this notification from Google Maps… but just in case, FYI:

“Hello all,

We would like to inform you that we are planning to discontinue support  of Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) for the Google Maps JavaScript API v3 around August 31st 2015. Around August 24th 2015 users of IE […]

eGIS Committe Agenda for August 2015

Please find the agenda for the meeting here:Â eGIS meeting notice and Agenda – August 2015

Along with our regular agenda items, we will have a presentation from a student on Route Optimization.