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Los Angeles County Geographic Information Officer (GIO) Position is Open (July 2017)

Los Angeles County has opened its Geographic Information Officer (GIO) position to outside entities. Â This is a great opportunity for those seeking the challenge of running a large GIS operation in the most populous county in the United States!

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Salary $126,684.00 – $166,152.00 Annually More about Los Angeles […]

LA County opening GIS exams for its GIS Series (July 2016)

I am please to announce that the County of Los Angeles is opening GIS exams for the recruitment of talented staff to fill a number of vacant GIS positions within the County and to support its GIS recruitment and retention efforts. Â There are limitations on the number of applications that we will process, […]

LA County Publishes its GIS Data Catalog

In order to make our data easier to find, sometimes a nice table or spreadsheet is what you want.  LA County has created a new page which lists all of the GIS Data Los Angeles County has identified in its systems, compiled and organized, with active links on this site to where the data […]

States that fit into LA County by Population

This was sent to me recently – shows you how big LA actually is!

Videos of GIS Day 2015 presentations

If you missed our opening speakers, we had a video crew on hand to film the presentations from Bernie Szukalski, Ted Ross, and Lilian Coral. Â They did a great job of kicking off GIS Day, and I wanted to thank Andres Trinidad and the DHS film crew for capturing these great moments.

Our presentation […]

Updates to LA County BaseMap

For those folks who use our online mapping systems, and for those partners who directly leverage our map services, we are rolling out a number of small changes to our cartography in order to make our maps more accurate and useful, as well as more suited to mobile devices.

This post covers changes to our […]

LA County Open Data Portal goes live

This morning LA County launched its Open Data Portal at https://data.lacounty.gov/.  Beyond GIS data, the data portal expands the scope of our open data efforts to non-GIS data, including budget and finance information.

Developer tools and Open APIs enable developers to leverage the data as a service, and to build applications […]

LA County GIS Directives

LA County released a set of GIS Directives as authorized by the CIO and the Chief Exectuive Officer a years ago – I wanted to share. Â There are three directives:

Enterprise GIS Repository – which mandates that departments will publish authoritative data to a central repository for sharing, and further published to the

Los Angeles County creates 140 GIS positions and classifications

Today, April 22nd, I am very happy to report that the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the reclassification of 140 existing positions into the GIS classification series that was approved two years ago (click here for that older announcement).  This included the creation of a new item, GIS Technician […]

Mapping all of the pools in the LA Basin

This was an interesting article that just came out. Â The use of crowd-sourcing and Mechanical Turk are interesting twists on creating data:



Here is a link to their methodology: