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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:


LA County Enterprise GIS Services Catalog

The eGIS Services Catalog is the overarching document of the services offered by the Los Angeles County Enterprise GIS Group. It describes in increasing detail (from overview to detailed technical aspects) the six services that are offered as part of the LA County Enterprise Program:

Data Services Online Mapping Services […]

GIS Case Study – LA County Regional Storm Drain System

Department of Public Works (DPW) http://dpw.lacounty.gov/fcd/stormdrain

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Problem: Los Angeles County’s urbanization took place in a region prone to periodic droughts and flooding. Designed to protect life and property from flooding caused by major storm events, a drainage infrastructure of debris basins, catch basins, inlet structures, underground […]

GIS Classes at Santa Monica College

Couple of GIS classes at Santa Monica College are starting up on February 17th

For more information go to:

http://www2.smc.edu/schedules/2015/spring/ – find Geographic Information Systems on the left.


Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.

GIS are computer-based systems used to collect, store […]

Introduction to GIS – seats available

Warren Roberts at Rio Hondo College emailed me to pass along that there are a few seats remaining in his Introduction to GIS course (GIS 120) – this course starts February 2nd – so if you are looking to learn about GIS this is a good place to start.


Undergrad Geospatial Technology Skills Competition

Passing this along from URISA.

If you are an undergraduate geospatial student, enrolled in the Spring 2015 Semester, and like making movies, There is a competition that offers a great opportunity to showcase your talents. In addition to highlighting your cartographic and analytic use of geospatial technology, your video will demonstrate your communication and […]

LA County releases Preferred Technologies for GIS

This document lists the preferred Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies for the County of Los Angeles. This document is designed to help GIS and IT personnel identify technologies during proposal and contract development, procurement, and acquisition of new systems to ensure that they are compatible with existing GIS systems within the County. This document supports […]

NAPSG LA Regional Summit – Save the Date

I am helping to organize this event – which will be focused on how GIS benefits and can benefit public safety professionals. Save the date – I will publish the link to the registration pages when they become available in August.

NAPSG Foundation is holding a one-day Los Angeles Region Summit on September […]

How LA County Health Services uses GIS

Alma Vazquez with our Department of Health Services gave a presentation at our recent eGIS Committee meeting which showed some of the uses of GIS within a Health Services Agency. I thought it was a very nice presentation showing some of the tools and output that makes GIS a valuable tool for a health […]

LA County GIS Data Portal adds instructional videos

We have a pair of instructional videos for the LA County GIS Data Portal that will help you make better use of the data. The first video shows you how to find and download GIS data from our site, while the second shows you how to use free software to begin making […]