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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:




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.


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


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 […]

GIS Courses at Rio Hondo College

Rio Hondo College GIS courses start the week of August 24th.

Registration is open for classes on campus and an Introductory course on location at the LA County Department of Public Works (900 S Fremont Ave, Alhambra). Directions for applying for admission and registering for the classes can be found at http://riohondo.isteaching.com/fall-semester-2015.html

Here is a […]

GIS Case Study – City Boundaries in Los Angeles County

Department of Public Works (DPW) http://dpw.lacounty.gov/mpm/cityannexations/

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Problem: Precisely locating city boundaries on the ground is crucial for infrastructure management and construction project planning. In Los Angeles County, it is standard practice is to show accurate city boundary locations, where applicable, on all survey maps being submitted […]

Map of California GIS Contacts

The California Geographic Information Association has released a map showing GIS contacts across the State. This very useful map will allow you to connect with GIS professionals across the state, and hopefully will serve as a way to connect the GIS community in the state of California.

Using the map, you can: