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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 […]

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 […]

U.S. CENSUS BUREAU 2016 SUMMER CAMP WEBINAR SERIES – FREE Online Trainings

What: The U.S. Census Bureau will conduct a series of free data access webinars to all interested data users. Attendees will learn how to access demographic, socioeconomic, housing and business data from the decennial census, May 31st, 2016 | Tags: , | Category: Announcements, Training | Leave a comment

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

MapStory and Story Maps

Many of us are familiar with Esri Story Maps, and hopefully, many of us will visit exhibits and workshops about them at the upcoming Esri User Conference in July. Story Maps are a great way to add a “where” dimension to telling our story, or to just […]

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 […]

Recent Changes to California’s Offshore Boundary

Last week, American Surveyor published an article regarding a recent United States Supreme Court decree that changed how California’s offshore boundary is defined.

For many years, the boundary between California’s and United States federal offshore territory was ‘ambulatory’, meaning its location was controlled by […]

Time to Use the US National Grid (USNG)

I just attended a training about the U.S. National Grid (USNG) provided by the Southern California NAPSG – “Using USNG in Support of Public Safety GIS and All Hazards Emergency Management.” This was a good introduction and had some very good hands on training about using the USNG. Thanks […]