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Holiday Maps and GIS Related Sites for 2017

Get in the spirit this year with all things maps or GIS related. Some highlights (from various sources)…

LA County Holiday Decorations Web Map

http://arcg.is/0eHXTa

 

Oakland County Michigan – Crowdsourced Holiday lights

https://oakgov.maps.arcgis.com/apps/StoryMapCrowdsource/index.html?appid=fdc67c6611ee48c8a3a727e925af93e0

 

Temecula California Holiday Lights Map

https://temecula.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=1ddd51dcd34f419089e6912fcca0e579

 

New York Public Library’s Christmas Cards

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/cartography-maps-new-york-public-library-christmas-cards

 

Esri […]

Access to Los Angeles County Cadastral Landbase Data

The Cadastral Landbase is the foundation for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works’ transportation, mapping, and infrastructure, and is an integral part of project workflows and GIS applications. The Landbase is continuously updated with the most current land information.

The website provided in the link provides the Cadastral Landbase data in CADD […]

Santa Monica College – GIS Courses Begins Feb 12th

Classes at Santa Monica College begins on February 12, 2018. A list of GIS classes can be found here:

http://www2.smc.edu/schedules/2018/spring/classes/181_geographicinformation.html

 

Rio Hondo College GIS Courses start Jan 29th

Rio Hondo College GIS courses start the week of January 29th 2018.

http://riohondo.isteaching.com/spring-semester-2018.html

Apply for admission and register for classes entirely online. Available courses include Introduction to GIS (GIS 120), Cartography Design and GIS (GIS 221) located off site at the LA County Department of Public Works (900 S Fremont Ave, Alhambra), […]

LA County GIS Day 2017 Update

The event is in the books! Thanks for all those that made it a successful event. Our pictures are up and we even have a video from the drone! There were posts on several social media platforms and hopefully you saw some of those.

2017 Event Information: 2017 Pictures are available – […]

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) […]