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City of Los Angeles GeoHub Presentation at ESRI

Congratulations to Lillian Coral and the City of Los Angeles for a great presentation on the value of GIS and how it is benefiting the City of Los Angeles. It’s a 9 minute video:

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 […]

Analyzing 1.1 Billion NYC Taxi and Uber Trips, with a Vengeance

Pretty cool article about an analysis of taxi rides in New York – and some nice maps too.

Here is the article:

http://www.r-bloggers.com/analyzing-1-1-billion-nyc-taxi-and-uber-trips-with-a-vengeance/

 

Case Study – MARS system saves County $12 million per year

Department of Auditor-Controller, ISD, and DPSS http://mars.lacounty.gov (internal site)

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Problem: Los Angeles County employees were spending significant time manually preparing, submitting, approving, and processing mileage and parking claims. Solution: The Mileage Authorization and Reimbursement System (MARS) eliminates the burdens and inefficiencies of the traditional paper process, and is […]

ESRI Licensing Documents

I have dealt, over the years, with many questions regarding ESRI licensing – single use vs. concurrent use, license check-outs, etc.

The ESRI support services blog recently posted something pretty useful, so I thought I would share:

The Field Guide to Esri Licensing on Wiki.GIS.com is the culmination of an idea to aid users […]

GIS Case Study – City Boundaries in Los Angeles County

Department of Public Works (DPW) http://dpw.lacounty.gov/mpm/cityannexations/

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Problem: Precisely locating city boundaries on the ground is crucial for infrastructure management and construction project planning. In Los Angeles County, it is standard practice is to show accurate city boundary locations, where applicable, on all survey maps being submitted […]

LA County Enterprise GIS Services Catalog

The eGIS Services Catalog is the overarching document of the services offered by the Los Angeles County Enterprise GIS Group. It describes in increasing detail (from overview to detailed technical aspects) the six services that are offered as part of the LA County Enterprise Program:

Data Services Online Mapping Services Countywide […]

The story of ETAK’s amazing car navigation system from 1984

William Montgomery passed this article along – when I started in the County, we had just licensed the Thomas Brothers dataset, but ETAK was another dataset that was commonly used in a number of departments (now we are all using Open Source data).

But the reason behind the creation of the data is an amazing […]

Story map of LA City Major Projects

This website is one of the nicest uses of the ESRI Story Map Template I’ve seen – showing major projects in the City of Los Angeles as put together by the LA City Department of Planning.

I like how the site plans are included, along with relevant documents like the Environmental Impact Statements, etc.

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Recent Changes to California’s Offshore Boundary

Last week, American Surveyor published an article regarding a recent United States Supreme Court decree that changed how California’s offshore boundary is defined.

For many years, the boundary between California’s and United States federal offshore territory was ‘ambulatory’, meaning its location was controlled […]