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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 […]

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. […]

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 help explain something to someone. (It’s not […]

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 a coastline that moved, subject to natural erosion […]

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 to Tom Gikas of […]

FOSS4G 2014 Videos Available

If anyone missed the FOSS4G 2014 international conference in Portland, we can thank the presenters and event organizers for their generosity. This year’s 187 General Sessions were recorded and are available online for all of us.

The videos cover a wide range of subjects, […]

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, otherwise purchase or renew your […]

Upcoming OSGIS Events

A few Open Source GIS (OSGIS) events are coming up in October.

Event: So Cal URISA Seminar – ESRI and Open Source Web Mapping Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Cost: Free to So Cal URISA Members Location: ESRI Headquarters, 380 New York Street, Redlands, CA 92373 (Check in at […]