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For those who are planning to apply for GISP certification, start preparing to take an exam.

The GISCI recently announced that a long awaited exam is now officially under development. In addition to all the requirements currently in place, passage of this exam will also […]

LA County GIS Viewer

The LA County GIS Viewer is fully running. The objective of the GIS Viewer is to publicize the County’s GIS authoritative data holdings and enable wide access to them through a powerful set of web-based GIS tools. Click on the image below to launch the viewer or go to

Open Source GIS 101, Introduction

In the world of open source software, one fact is clear. Everyone has different opinions about which software they prefer. Newcomers to open source GIS software are often confused by a seemingly chaotic mix of software applications.

So where do we start learning?

For the newcomers, this is an introduction to a short series of […]

GIS Day 2012 training track full

As of this morning we have 48 people registered for our GIS Day training track, so we have shut down training track sign-up page.

Most of our classes will be packed, with 2 people per computer. For County staff, the eGIS Program will be providing additional training opportunities over the next few months.

The training […]

Free Introduction and Intermediate GIS Training classes for SCAG members

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is making training available to its members, which include cities and the County.


My recommendation is to look at the training dates held at SCAG, which is in downtown LA.

Here is the training sign-up link: https://scag.wufoo.com/forms/scag-gis-training-2012/


Census Data Workshops at LA County DPW HQ

Passing this along to folks who might be interested in learning more about Census data. Click here to download the flyer: LA County Flyer Census (word file)

The Census data workshop will provide hands-on training to access the most up-to-date data for incorporated and unincorporated areas within Los Angeles County. Participants will […]

Accessing data from the new American Factfinder

ACS Training

Doug Morales from Public Health passed this to me – the Census Bureau provided this training to his staff, and we will be organizing additional training opportunities in the County where you can learn more.

But it contains valuable information that could get you started today!

CensusBureau […]

Geocortex Training Sessions

Passing this along. These online training opportunities can help you learn about the technology that we use in the County for our viewers (http://gis.lacounty.gov/gisviewer)


  Spring 2012 Geocortex Training Schedule

Geocortex Training helps you acquire the knowledge needed to make the most of your investment in Geocortex Essentials. We offer virtual training […]

Open Source GIS Workshop


John Hickok passed this along.

Event: The SoCal URISA Chapter presents an OPEN SOURCE GIS WORKSHOP

Date and Time: Saturday, March 31, 2012, 9:00am-4:00pm

Cost: Free for URISA members! or join for $30 (students $10) Includes all workshop materials, lunch and breaks are included.

Location/Host: Southern California Coastal Water Research […]

Free Webinar: Getting Rolling with HTML5 and ESRI technology

I wanted to pass along this free webinar from Latitude Geographics – they are moving toward the HTML5 standard for web and mobile apps – which is great for us. I recommend folks to check this out:

Link to sign up