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OpenStreetMap Building Import Party

The Los Angeles Times is hosting an OpenStreetMap building import party at their downtown office this Saturday from noon until 4 p.m. RSVP here.

For those that don’t know, OpenStreetMap is an open-source mapping database that anyone can edit and use.

The Times, Mapbox and local mappers are using the county’s building file […]

I am moving to become the LA County Chief Data Officer

I wanted to let folks know that I have accepted the position of the Chief Data Officer of the County of Los Angeles, effective today, Thursday, June 16th, 2016.

After 10 years as LA County’s Geographic Information Officer, and over 20 years working with GIS, I am excited for this new opportunity, and look forward […]

Free Crime Analysis course package

Thanks to Wendy Harn for passing this along …

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) used to offer training courses for ESRI ArcGIS. They have recently released their training materials, now updated for 10.1, that were updated by their Geospatial Center of Excellence, Rand. Thought they may be of use to some of you!

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