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URISA: Save the Date

Passing along a ‘Save the Date’ from URISA:

Event: Combined GIS-Pro and CalGIS annual conferences. Date: October 8-11, 2018 Location: Palm Springs, California

CalGIS is the GIS conference hosted by the four California URISA chapters and rotates to a different part of our state each year. GIS-Pro is the annual GIS conference hosted […]

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 […]

CalGIS LocationCon 2017 is Coming!

The CalGIS LocationCon 2017 conference is rapidly approaching. Register before April 23 to qualify for early bird rates before registration prices increase – click here for more information about registration. It’s in Oakland California, May 22-24, 2017.

The room block at the Marriott is filling up. Reserve your room today at the discounted […]

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 […]

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. […]

Los Angeles Geospatial Summit on Feb 24th

The Seventh Annual Los Angeles Geospatial Summit is an annual one-day professional development and networking event presented […]

URISA Leadership Academy

I’m passing this along from URISA. While our love of geospatial technology drives us in our professions to do many wonders for society, the URISA Leadership Academy offers a great opportunity to help us overcome that gap many of us might have in our education. Every organization needs that rare individual with the […]

OSGeo Kids’ Map Gallery

Even as FOSS4G 2016 was ending in Bonn barely two weeks ago, organizers are busily preparing for FOSS4G 2017 in Boston next summer. Among many other things, a Kid’s Map Gallery is being planned, with prizes to be awarded at the closing session. Since many children will not be able to attend […]

Big Data Day L.A.

What is ‘Big Data’? If we gathered all the digital data our civilization has collected from the beginning of time until the year 2000, it would be less than what we now create in a minute.

The dramatic rise of internet usage by phone and the use of other smart devices is something that Esri […]