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Test Your GeoVocabulary

Many of us like crossword puzzles. Many of us like the work we do. If finding a GIS themed crossword puzzle seemed near impossible, it made sense to create one, and this is what some of us came up with.

It’s a little geeky for the Times, but it will likely challenge […]

New Maps Plus

With so many JC’s and Uni’s all over SoCal teaching traditional desktop GIS, some might say there has been a flood of graduates in recent years. Good. Our profession needs really good people. Why not look into something a little bit different? The University of Kentucky is offering New Maps Plus, an […]

Summer and Fall 2018 GIS Class Offerings at Santa Monica College

Santa Monica College SUMMER 2018 GIS 25, INTRODUCTION TO CARTOGRAPHY 3 UNITS

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This course provides a general introduction to Cartography, broadly defined as the art, science, and ethics of map making and map use. The emphases include map scale, map projection, reference and thematic […]

Summer and Fall 2018 GIS class offerings at Rio Hondo College

Summer and Fall GIS class offerings at Rio Hondo College include Introduction, field data collection, GIS & Python, Crime Mapping, GIS Applications, Cartography and Environmental GIS. For a full list of class offerings and descriptions you can visit Rio Hondo College GIS page.

Summer classes (8 weeks) start June 18th and Fall starts August […]

LA County (RRCC) Looking for Help Locating Vote Centers

This came through Nextdoor – from the LA County RRCC (related to Vote Centers).

In 2020, we’re stepping away from polling places and moving to Vote Centers – providing voters with greater convenience, accessibility and time to vote. We want YOUR help in choosing the locations of these Vote Centers.

The key part […]

County of San Bernardino

The County of San Bernardino department of Public Works has two GIS Analyst positions open. The first position is a contract GIS Analyst position, the second position is a regular full time GIS Analyst position.

See the links below for the job fliers:

Contract GIS Analyst position: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/sanbernardino/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=2046567

Full Time GIS Analyst […]

Welcome Steve Steinberg! New LA County GIO!

Re-posting – because it’s important (thanks Michael Carson).

Congratulations to Steve Steinberg on becoming the new Geographic Information Officer (GIO) for the County of Los Angeles. He will be working from the Internal Services Department (ISD); for those of you that want to know.

Before joining the County, Steve was the Principal Scientist and Department […]

Oblique satellite imagery from PlanetLabs

Wanted to pass this along: https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/04/these-oblique-satellite-images-are-pretty-amazing/

These are oblique imagery from the satellites from Planet Labs.

There are some potential applications, too, beyond the “wow” factor of the images. Taking stereo images of an object from different angles will allow for the derivation of height. And taking images from many different angles will allow for […]

Interactive Nuclear Blast Map

A bit creepy, but GIS nonetheless.

Interactive Nuclear Blast Map

https://outrider.org/nuclear-weapons/interactive/bomb-blast/?airburst=false&bomb=2&lat=34.0653347&location=Los%20Angeles%2C%20California%2090012%2C%20United%20States&long=-118.24389099999999

Big Data Day LA 2018

This post has been updated. The original, August 18 date has been moved to Saturday, August 11. Per Subash, valid tickets issued with the previous tentative date will still be honored.

Registration for Big Data Day LA is now open.

There has been a rise in the field of Data Science and a host of […]