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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 […]

CalGIS 2016 Student Competition

Passing this along from SoCal URISA:

The California Chapters of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) and the California Geographic Information Association (CGIA) are pleased to announce the 2016 CalGIS Undergraduate Student Competition!

The intent of the competition is to showcase the geospatial technology skills of U.S. undergraduate students. Competing students will create […]

GISCI Map Contest 2016

Yesterday, the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) announced their 5th Annual Map Contest for 2016 themed, A Visible Change.

Per the Contest Summary,

“This year’s contest will require an entrant to utilize the National Land Cover Database (NLCD) to tell a story about change.

“Perhaps it will be about habitat loss, or maybe it will […]

LA Geospatial Summit – registration open

Registration for the sixth annual LA Geospatial Summit is now open.

February 24, 2016 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Propel your geospatial career on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at the annual one-day professional development and networking event presented by the USC Spatial Sciences Institute.

Learn how GIS is transforming the energy, […]

55th Annual Geomatics Engineering Conference

Passing this along from our friends at Fresno State:

Event: 55th Annual Geomatics Engineering Conference Dates: January 29-30, 2016 Location: Doubletree Hotel in Downtown Fresno (2233 Ventura St, Fresno, CA 93721) Conference Site: http://www.fresnostategeomatics.com

The Geomatics Engineering Department at Fresno State University extends a warm invitation to their upcoming conference next month. This student-run […]

CalGIS 2016 – Call for presentations

The 22th annual CalGIS conference is coming to Anaheim, CA, May 10-12, 2016 at the Sheraton park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort. CalGIS provides a wonderful GIS opportunity to learn, share and interact with your colleagues from across the state! Participation may be in a variety of formats including:

Map gallery – Have you developed […]

County Presentations at the ESRI UC

For those of you who are going to the ESRI User Conference next week, check out the maps that LA County will be showing at the Map Gallery (we have a dedicated space this year).

As well, I will be posting the presentations that our staff will be doing below:

Information Description Public Works

 

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Southern California GIS users meet and greet at the ESRI conference

Hello everyone,

As we have done for the past two years, we have reserved a room at the ESRI conference for Southern California GIS users to meet each other. So if you are at the ESRI conference this year, I encourage you to put names to faces, and get to know your GIS peers around […]

What is Open Street Map?

About a decade ago, a group of cyclists in the U.K. were frustrated with the lack of freely available street map data. Cyclists need to know how to get from here to there without freeways. This is what led to the founding of OpenStreetMap, or OSM, one of the world’s best known crowd-sourced projects. […]