February 2016
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Southern California Geocortex User Group Meeting

Save the date for the next Southern California Geocortex User Group Meeting on March 22nd, 2016 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. The meeting is being hosted at the City of Burbank Community Services Building (150 N 3rd St.) in Conference Room 104. Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Join fellow Geocortex users, administrators and […]

CalGIS 2016 Student Competition

Passing this along from SoCal URISA:

The California Chapters of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) and the California Geographic Information Association (CGIA) are pleased to announce the 2016 CalGIS Undergraduate Student Competition!

The intent of the competition is to showcase the geospatial technology skills of U.S. undergraduate students. Competing students will create […]

How 3 word addresses helped to combat the cholera outbreak in Tanzania

I’m reserving judgment on what3words, but I thought you might be interested in a first-person report on its use and efficacy in a crisis. It was combined with WhatsApp Messenger, which uses the data plan, rather than SMS to transmit data collection points, thus improving accuracy and keeping costs down.

In 2015 Dar es Salaam, […]

GISCI Map Contest 2016

Yesterday, the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) announced their 5th Annual Map Contest for 2016 themed, A Visible Change.

Per the Contest Summary,

“This year’s contest will require an entrant to utilize the National Land Cover Database (NLCD) to tell a story about change.

“Perhaps it will be about habitat loss, or maybe it will […]

Say goodbye to the weirdest border dispute in the world

Just found this poking around from a link sent to me – amazing what is really out there in the world. I learned about enclaves: small areas of sovereignty completely surrounded on all sides by another country – but this one is crazy:

The exchange between India and Bangladesh means that the world will not […]

eGIS Committee Agenda for February 16, 2016

Hello everyone – please find the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting attached here: eGIS meeting notice and Agenda – February 16, 2016

We will have our normal updates on County initiatives (CAMS, LARIAC, GIS Positions) as well as two presentations:

You may have heard of What3Words – a unique way to find […]

GIS courses at Santa Monica College

Santa Monica College offers a series of GIS courses for those who are interested:


Parcel Viewer Superseded by GIS Viewer

County staff and LAR-IAC participants have had access to comprehensive property information through the Parcel Viewer. This is an important message for those staff that use the Parcel Viewer.

Parcel ownership data has been moved from the Parcel Viewer to reside in the GIS Viewer. This eliminates the need to access two separate applications. Once […]

LA City Launches GeoHub

Mayor Garcetti And Esri Launch Innovative Platform That Puts Open Data To Work