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New Maps Plus

With so many JC’s and Uni’s all over SoCal teaching traditional desktop GIS, some might say there has been a flood of graduates in recent years. Good. Our profession needs really good people. Why not look into something a little bit different? The University of Kentucky is offering New Maps Plus, an […]

NG9-1-1 and the GIS Workflow – Presented by SoCal URISA (LA)

Topics Covered: Why Next Gen 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1)? Keystakeholders: PSAP, Address, GIS 9-1-1 Technology, Terminology & Standards GIS and Next Generation 9-1-1 Getting Your GIS Ready Real-World Examples and Lessons Learned Los Angeles Workshop:

Wed, February 21, 2018, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM PST

Los Angeles Fire Department Metropolitan Fire Communications Center 500 E. Temple Street […]

2018 GISCI Map Contest

The GIS Certification Institute (gisci.org) is proud to announce its Map Contest for 2018, with a freestyle theme allowing you to create a map with a topic and style of your own choosing.

Map submittals may qualify for 1 point under the Contributions to the Profession category towards your GISP certification or recertification, and […]

Access to Los Angeles County Cadastral Landbase Data

The Cadastral Landbase is the foundation for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works’ transportation, mapping, and infrastructure, and is an integral part of project workflows and GIS applications. The Landbase is continuously updated with the most current land information.

The website provided in the link provides the Cadastral Landbase data in CADD […]

LA County Park Needs Assessment Published

On Tuesday, May 3rd, the Board of Supervisors received and filed the Park Needs Assessment Executive Summary and discussed the draft language for a proposed park funding measure. This was a very GIS-intensive process, resulting in a large series of maps that profiled park needs across the County. Each Study Area was profiled, and […]

LA Lakers Star Kobe Bryant’s Last Shot (in GIS)

If you are both a basketball and GIS fanatic, be sure to check this out.

The LA Times has a leaflet map viewer showing every shot Kobe Bryant ever took – all 30,699 of them. You can explore makes and misses over his career, view buzzer beater locations, as well as shots taken during […]

Summer internship at Southern California Edison

Edison has a GIS internship available for next summer:

https://sce.taleo.net/careersection/sce_external_campus_career_section/jobdetail.ftl?job=71013320

 

Overview:

This position is part of Southern California Edison’s (SCE) University and Campus Relations Internship Program. The Summer Internship program is a 10-12 week paid opportunity to gain hands-on experience with challenging work, while developing your skills, and building your network. The […]

GIS Intern – City of Downey

The City of Downey has an opening for GIS Intern

Get hands-on GIS experience Learn how to read engineering drawings and as-builts Gain practical GIS experience for municipalities Experience with ESRI products is required Working knowledge of AutoCAD is desirable Work in City of Downey Public Works department Must be able to work […]

Port of LA GIS paid internship available

Passing this along:

The Port of Los Angeles is currently looking to fill a GIS student position in our Information Technology GIS section.

Requirements:

Under grad students must be in school full-time (9 semester units or 12 quarter units) and must maintain at 2.5 GPA. Grad students must be in school full-time (6 semester units […]

GIS Courses at Santa Monica COllege

Here is a link to the Geography Program

GIS 20, INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS 3 UNITS

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.

GIS are computer-based systems used to collect, store and analyze geographic information. This course will present the concepts and applications of GIS using ArcGIS […]