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GISCI Map Contest – 2017 Results

Disaster Response

The GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) is proud to announce the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of this year’s annual map contest.

The challenge was to develop a map which shows us how GIS could be, or has been used in a disaster response scenario, either real or imagined. Maps showed use […]

City of Los Angeles GeoHub Presentation at ESRI

Congratulations to Lillian Coral and the City of Los Angeles for a great presentation on the value of GIS and how it is benefiting the City of Los Angeles.  It’s a 9 minute video:

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 […]

LA County’s Recap of the 2013 ESRI Conference

At our recent eGIS Committee, meeting, we discussed what we had learned and been impressed with at the 2013 ESRI Conference, which concluded last week. Â I have tried to compile the responses that I received into some basic categories, so that you can scroll down and see what you liked.

If you want to […]

14th Annual American Public Works Association (APWA) GIS conference

Reposted with the agenda

I wanted to pass along this information about the Annual APWA conference. Â I’ve been a few times and it’s a nice venue and sharp folks!

Download the registration flyer (pdf file)

Download the Conference Program (pdf file):Â Conference Program 2012 Final All Pages


ArcGIS for Local Government

Resources site

Having just come back from the ESRI conference, I have two takeaways:

ESRI is pushing ArcGIS Online a lot – but I need to do a lot more research on that. Â Right now at a minimum it doesn’t seem to have fixed pricing which could potentially be devastating. […]

ESRI user conference party

It looks like it will be a nice party tonight. Balboa Park – I’m in Casa del Prado waiting for other LA compatriots or other GIS folks to join.

Using GIS to improve Addressing

I was the keynote for the 2nd day of the recent 1st International Geocoding Conference which was a great conference hosted by USC and ESRI this week. Â I thought I would pass along the discussion about our address program as well as a method to find false matches in geocoding:

Using […]

Esri California | Hawaii | Nevada Regional User Conference – Call for Presentations

Wanted to pass this along: Â The CA/HI/NV Regional User Group is March 8th and 9th, 2012 at ESRI.


First International Geocoding Conference

I wanted to pass this along – it looks like a very good event, and it is being organized by Dan Goldberg from USC, who is a local geocoding expert.

It’s local here in Redlands, CA and it’s FREE!


The University of Southern California and Esri are collaborating to hold the First International […]