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GISCI Map Contest – 2017 Results

Disaster Response

The GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) is proud to announce the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of this year’s annual map contest.

The challenge was to develop a map which shows us how GIS could be, or has been used in a disaster response scenario, either real or imagined. Maps showed use […]

Big Data Day LA 2017

Did you ever want to learn more about Hadoop, Spark, and gleaning loosely structured NoSQL data stores for trends? Big Data Day LA offers numerous sessions for everyone from hardcore data scientists to newbies to the world of Big Data. Several of these streams of data contain location information, and Esri has […]

SCAG Story Map Student Challenge

Calling all students! The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is currently accepting abstracts for a student showcase at our annual Regional Conference and General Assembly on May 4 and 5 in Palm Desert. SCAG is looking for outstanding student work in two categories: sustainability planning posters and Esri StoryMaps using SCAG data.

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Esri Developer Summit 2017 On Video

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Last week, Esri hosted its 12th Annual International Developer Summit in Palm Springs.

For those who missed the event, the Plenary Sessions are now available online, which may provide some insights to where the company is going. In a nutshell, this event is […]

Maps and Charts for Valentine’s Day (from Geoawesomeness)

From our friends at Geoawesomeness (is that a place? sounds cool! it’s a blog, actually)

Top 14 maps and charts that explain Valentine’s Day

Here’s the link: http://geoawesomeness.com/top-14-maps-charts-explain-valentines-day/

The Undiscovered Country

If you are a regular user of PostGIS, you probably already know that Paul Ramsey is its most well known champion. In a keynote he gave at Geomatiqué 2016 in Montreal, he provided some insights on where GIS is evolving.

He explained how GIS tends to lag about five years behind most other technologies. […]

2017 GISP Map Contest

The GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) is proud to announce its 2017 Map Contest.

This year’s challenge is to show us how GIS can be, or has been, used in either disaster preparation, response, or recovery. Scenarios can be real or imagined. More information is available, including eligibility and prizes, on GISCI Announcements.

The […]

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 […]

World’S Biggest Supercomputer?

Those who follow Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) might enjoy this article, How Blockchain Can Create the World’s Biggest Supercomputer, posted on TechCrunch. I’d like to thank Claudia Paskauskas, PMP, GIS, for forwarding this article.

GIS Day Story Map

With GIS Day just around the corner on November 16, we are issuing an open invitation to any and all to join in the fun at our free event. We’ll be in downtown LA’s Grand Park from 9 AM to 3 PM. The park’s address is 200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012 and […]