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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 […]

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 […]

Free Topographic Maps of the United States

Passing this along:

The redesigned AnyPlaceAmerica.com offers free topographic maps of most major points of interest in the United State.. Users can search points of interest by name or geo-location and we have significantly improved the images and maps available.

Python for Street Network

Thanks to Lillian Coral of LA City for passing this interesting set of tools along:

OSMnx is a Python package for downloading administrative boundary shapes and street networks from OpenStreetMap. It allows you to easily construct, project, visualize, and analyze complex street networks in Python with NetworkX. You can get a city’s or neighborhood’s […]

Open Data Discovery

Open Data Discovery is an interesting project that tracks and displays 306 open data portals around the globe.

“These data portals are established by nations, provinces, cities, and institutes worldwide, which are main force of the global activity of data opening. With the effort of constantly observing these portals, we hope to provide […]

LARIAC4 Status Meeting and LARIAC5 Kick-off Meeting

Hello LARIAC participants,

 

This Thursday (7/28/16) we have our LARIAC4 status update, and LARIAC 5 kick-off meeting. The agenda is attached. This is an important meeting to attend. Pictometry will be providing lunch after the meeting, so it is important that you RSVP so we can get an idea of how much food […]

LA County buildings being loaded into OpenStreetMap (in 3D!)

Since we made our Building Outlines public a few years ago, I have received requests here and there for that information in order to load that information into Open StreetMap (OSM). The scope of the project is huge (over 3,o00,000 buildings) and OSM doesn’t allow, as far as I know, the ability to just […]

LA County Publishes its GIS Data Catalog

In order to make our data easier to find, sometimes a nice table or spreadsheet is what you want. LA County has created a new page which lists all of the GIS Data Los Angeles County has identified in its systems, compiled and organized, with active links on this site to where the data can […]

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)

The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)’s stated mission “applies the principles of open source and open data sharing to humanitarian response and economic development”. In a nutshell, HOT coordinates the work of OpenStreetMap volunteers and aerial mapping vendors, etc. in response to disasters in various parts of the world.

Volunteers often work from the comfort […]

Upcoming Mapathon – importing LA County buildings into Open Street Map

Passing this along:

We’re reaching out to you and the County GIS department about an upcoming mapathon Saturday April 2nd at the LA Times in downtown LA to get people together to edit OpenStreetMap and import all the buildings in the City of Los Angeles!

This is part of a larger effort to […]