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LARIAC4 Status Meeting and LARIAC5 Kick-off Meeting

Hello LARIAC participants,


This Thursday (7/28/16) we have our LARIAC4 status update, and LARIAC 5 kick-off meeting. The agenda is attached. This is an important meeting to attend. Pictometry will be providing lunch after the meeting, so it is important that you RSVP so we can get an idea of how much food […]

LA County Image Change App

Explore changes over time in LA County using our high resolution LAR-IAC imagery. Click and drag the time slider bar to see the changes between 2014 and 2011 imagery. Several bookmarks have been created for you to quickly see some cool examples of development and the effects of drought on the landscape (e.g. LAX, Santa […]

Assessment of Green Infrastructure of LA’s Coastal Zone

Loyola Marymount University (LMU) recently announced the completion of a tree canopy and land cover assessment of the coastal area of Los Angeles County, in partnership with the University of Vermont Spatial Analysis Lab and Clark University. At a recent event, a presentation was done of the data analysis, which used high-resolution […]

Forum – LARIAC Data for a Resilient LA Region

Loyola Marymount is hosting a forum for the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability – this one is focused on the use of LARIAC data for resiliency and sustainability. The event is free and open to the public.

Click here to view the flyer: LARC 3rd Month Forum at […]

LA County GIS Viewer- Elevation Profile tool now available

An elevation profile shows the change in elevation over distance, and can be a powerful way to learn about how steep a hillside is, how difficult a terrain is to traverse, show expected water run-off, and helps visualize elevation information for many business needs.


In partnership with Latitude Geographics, LA County is […]

LA County GIS Viewer adds 2014 LARIAC Imagery

Starting January 2014, the Los Angeles Regional Imagery Acquisition Consortium (LARIAC) – click here for more details – funded the acquisition of updated 4-inch resolution orthogonal imagery. A preliminary dataset has been delivered to the County, and it is now available in the LA County GIS Viewer.

Note – 2014 was […]

LARIAC Training Dates

For LARIAC participants, Pictometry will be providing a number of training opportunities in the coming months. Read the descriptions, and register if you are interested.


Eliminating pixelation in imagery (LARIAC imagery)

Thanks to Francis Calasanz for passing this along. This is good information for anyone using imagery, and also for our LARIAC participants.

“FYI…. We had a problem earlier with the LARIAC 3 image pixelating (top photo of Brackett Airport) at small scale (say 1:4000). I was about to forward the problem to you until I […]

LARIAC4 approved by the Board


This Tuesday, December 3rd, the LA County Board of Supervisors approved the contract with Pictometry International Corp to acquire digital aerial imagery and QAQC services – collectively known as LARIAC4.

Link to the Board Agenda (LARIAC4 is item 15) Link to the Approved contract

As the project director, I am excited […]

How LARIAC benefits local governments

A nice article came out today about LARIAC – just in time for GIS Day!

Read the article here.

I’ll be posting some pictures about our event today – hope you can make it!

Link to GIS Day page