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LA County GIS Day 2017 Update

The event is in the books! Thanks for all those that made it a successful event. We’ll have pictures up soon. There were posts on several social media platforms and hopefully you saw some of those.

Thanks to our sponsors.

 

It’s our 10th anniversary! Come celebrate GIS Day with Los Angeles County!

Wednesday, November […]

Why We Code

Paul Ramsey’s keynote address from FOSS4G 2017, Why We Code, is now online. Open source software is everywhere around us, and this video presentation provides insight into the economics of open source ecosystems. Different people contribute to open source projects for many reasons, and his presentation dispels numerous myths.

FOSS4G (Free and Open Source […]

Interested in a Master’s in GIS or Geospatial Science?

Passing this along:

If you are interested in pursuing education & careers in the data science field, Master’s in Data Science recently expanded their coverage to include geospatial science and geographic information systems (GIS). Take a look at http://www.mastersindatascience.org/specialties/geospatial-science/

 

 

MastersInDataScience.org is a project of Degree Prospects, LLC, which […]

GIS Analyst Position Open at Santa Monica

The City of Santa Monica is looking a full-time GIS Analyst. The annual salary is $94,548.00 – $116,724.00!!

Job Summary

Designs, analyzes and maintains the City’s Geographic Information System (GIS) applications databases and manages GIS related projects.

Click here for a full description

 

Got Story Maps?

I wanted to put together a collection of resources on Story Maps. The County of Los Angeles is really getting into using these more and more. We even put together a training program to show staff how to create them.

Here are some of my favorites…

 

Story Maps 1 An Introduction to Story […]

Santa Monica College GIS classes begin Aug 28

GIS Classes at Santa Monica College. Fall semester begins Mon, Aug 28, 2017.

http://www2.smc.edu/schedules/2017/fall/classes/173_geographicinformation.html

GIS 20, Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.

GIS are computer-based systems used to collect, store and analyze geographic information. This course will present the concepts of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) […]

Rio Hondo College GIS Fall Semester Classes Start Aug 21

Pursue your GIS Certificate at Rio Hondo College. Registration has started. Apply for admission and register for classes entirely online. Fall semester classes include two Introduction to GIS (GIS 120) courses including one located off site at the LA County Department of Public Works (DPW) at 900 S Fremont Ave, Alhambra. Also offered is Cartography […]

URISA: Save the Date

Passing along a ‘Save the Date’ from URISA:

Event: Combined GIS-Pro and CalGIS annual conferences. Date: October 8-11, 2018 Location: Palm Springs, California

CalGIS is the GIS conference hosted by the four California URISA chapters and rotates to a different part of our state each year. GIS-Pro is the annual GIS conference hosted […]

The City of Downey has an Opening for a GIS Intern

The City of Downey has an opening for a GIS Intern (deadline is 7/17/2017).

Please see the flyer – click here.

 

 

Los Angeles County Geographic Information Officer (GIO) Position is Open

Los Angeles County has opened its Geographic Information Officer (GIO) position to outside entities. This is a great opportunity for those seeking the challenge of running a large GIS operation in the most populous county in the United States!

View job posting

Salary $126,684.00 – $166,152.00 Annually More about Los Angeles County, […]