May 2016
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What: The U.S. Census Bureau will conduct a series of free data access webinars to all interested data users. Attendees will learn how to access demographic, socioeconomic, housing and business data from the decennial census, American Community Survey, Local Employment Dynamics, economic programs and more.


When: June 1 – […]

Chrome 51 change impacting Portal for ArcGIS 10.3 through 10.4.1 and ArcGIS Online

Just received this note from ESRI – we will be monitoring this, but please let us know if there are any issues, especially with some of the javascript based applications that we deploy.

Google started pushing out Chrome 51 earlier today including a change that breaks many apps built on the ArcGIS API for Javascript […]

See every day of World War 2 in one Timelaps

Thanks to Thierno Diallo for passing this along – pretty interesting – especially if you are a WWII historian.

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GIS Position – City of Whittier – Information Systems Analyst (GIS Analyst)

Information Systems Analyst (GIS Analyst) – City of Whittier, CA (Salary: $5,449- $7,082/mo., plus excellent benefits package). Under general direction, coordinates and implements the activities and operations involved in developing, enhancing and maintaining the content, accessibility, integrity, and security of the City’s Geographic Information System (GIS) within the City’s computer local area networks (LAN) and […]

eGIS Committee Agenda for May 2016

At noted at the last meeting, agendas are now internal only, and posted on the County’s GIS Hub site:

County employees should log in to the site with the same username and password they use to log into the internet.

GIS Position – City of Long Beach – GIS Project Manager

The City of Long Beach Technology & Innovation (TI) Department has an immediate opening for a permanent, full-time classified Business Systems Specialist VI position (GIS Project Manager) within the Business Information Systems Bureau.

The GIS Project Manager for the City of Long Beach is a critical position responsible for developing, operating and managing the City’s […]

What happened to Google Maps

Thanks to Mike Carson and for passing this along – one of the better cartography notes that I have seen about balancing features vs. labels. I highly recommend reading this if you make maps, or even if you use Google Maps!

LA County Park Needs Assessment Published

On Tuesday, May 3rd, the Board of Supervisors received and filed the Park Needs Assessment Executive Summary and discussed the draft language for a proposed park funding measure. This was a very GIS-intensive process, resulting in a large series of maps that profiled park needs across the County. Each Study Area was profiled, and […]

City of Santa Monica GIS position

This position closes this Friday (May 20th) at 5pm!

The City of Santa Monica has an opening for an hourly GIS Analyst. This position is within the Information Systems Department and budgeted for up to 960 hours per year at $45.46 / hour. Minimum requirements include at least three years of experience in designing, implementing […]

Annual GIS certification survey

In order to track the acceptance and adoption of GIS certifications within the GIS industry, a 5 minute survey is being used to track this.

So for anyone that is a GIS User, manages those that do GIS or is involved in the hiring or placement of GIS staff, please take 5 minutes or so […]