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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 […]

Roam for Windows Tablets

IntraMaps Roam is a free and open source app for offline tablet use, providing a field-friendly interface ‘skin’ on top of QGIS. On tablets we tested, panning, zooming, editing, and taking pictures were extremely smooth and fast. Our prototype tablet had enough local storage to include 4 GB for vector basemap layers plus locally hyperlinked […]

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 […]

Update to Preferred GIS Technologies

LA County has released an update to our preferred technologies for GIS, which recognizes the value, increasing adoption rates, and power of Leaflet (http://leafletjs.com), which is an open source Javascript Library for mobile-friendly apps, along with the related data structure, geoJSON (http://geojson.org/). As […]

Open Source Workshop

Passing this along from SoCal URISA…

SoCal URISA, along with Palomar College, presents a Certified URISA workshop on Open Source GIS, with URISA instructor Sara Yurman.

Date: Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Location: Palomar College’s GIS Lab, 1140 W Mission Rd, San Marcos, CA 92069 (about 2 hours south of Downtown L.A.)

Cost: The […]

Google Earth Pro is now available for free

This is an interesting development – Google Earth Pro was actually, on a yearly basis, more expensive than ESRI’s ArcMap desktop. That has now changed.

Click here for the article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/amitchowdhry/2015/01/30/google-earth-pro-is-now-available-for-free/

You can request a free key for Google Earth Pro at: https://geoauth.google.com/gev0/free_trial.html. The e-mail address that you use […]

SpaceBook – A 3D Map of World Satellites

How many of us, while explaining GIS to non-GIS users, find ourselves explaining that GIS IS NOT GPS? Well, here is a great online app that will let you demonstrate both of them at once!

Introduced by AGI, SpaceBook was created by the […]

URISA Certified Workshops – to be Presented Virtually!

Passing this along from URISA.

URISA is pleased to announce the presentation of two of its most popular Certified Workshops via instructor-led web-based training. Normally full-day classroom sessions, each workshop has been re-packaged into three sections for presentation virtually without the travel expense and time away from work. The workshop content is thoroughly peer-reviewed and […]

SoCal URISA Workshop

SoCal URISA is hosting an Open Source Workshop, introducing attendees to PostGIS, Geoserver, OpenLayers and QGIS. (Bring your laptop.)

Presenter: Jeff Johnson from Boundless Location: Palomar College (about 30 minutes north of San Diego) When: Saturday, June 28, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Cost: Free for SoCal URISA members, […]

Pictometry for ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 – CONNECT New Release

For Desktop 10.1 users only:

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