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SoCal URISA Workshop

SoCal URISA is hosting an Open Source Workshop, introducing attendees to PostGIS, Geoserver, OpenLayers and QGIS. (Bring your laptop.)

Presenter: Jeff Johnson from Boundless Location: Palomar College (about 30 minutes north of San Diego) When: Saturday, June 28, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Cost: Free for SoCal URISA members, otherwise purchase or renew your […]

Upcoming SCAG GIS Trainings – Intermediate and Advanced (free)

Passing this along to you, in case you are a SCAG GIS Services participant (most local governments in Southern California are)

Thank you for participating SCAG GIS Services Program. As promised, SCAG will be providing 8 intermediate and 5 advanced GIS trainings in months of April, May, and June at different venues. Online registration […]

GIS Day – Technical Workshops

As part of GIS Day, a number of training sessions will be offered which will provide an opportunity to improve your GIS skills, and learn more about GIS tools and data offered by the County of Los Angeles.

We have 20 seats in our training room, so seats will be assigned on a first come […]

Free GIS Training

Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) will be hosting a couple FREE GIS Seminars here at the City of Palmdale the first week of October. Contact Justin Patananan (661-945-6804) if you are interested

It’s open to anyone here at the City of Lancaster and the neighboring cities (Palmdale), town councils and local water districts.



LA County GIS Viewer upgrade

The eGIS Group has implemented the newest version of the GIS Viewer, which enhances the user experience. These include:

Faster startup times!!! Integration to Pictometry Online (POL) for LAR-IAC partners (requires username and password) Slight update to themes (moving the Planning and Zoning data into its own theme) Click here […]

Online GIS Course in Coursera

I’ve been reading about how “Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs)” have the potential to change the way we learn – well here’s one for GIS (although it seems to be a bit of a teaser for more courses that may not be free at Penn State.

Here’s the link: https://www.coursera.org/course/maps

This course […]

New Google Maps and related training

You may know this already, but Google is launching a new Google Maps. They also have online training to get the most out of it. I believe the technology behind the maps is changing – from tiled and cached images of the data, to tiled and cached data itself – this could help […]

GIS Day 2012 training track full

As of this morning we have 48 people registered for our GIS Day training track, so we have shut down training track sign-up page.

Most of our classes will be packed, with 2 people per computer. For County staff, the eGIS Program will be providing additional training opportunities over the next few months.

The training […]

Free Introduction and Intermediate GIS Training classes for SCAG members

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is making training available to its members, which include cities and the County.


My recommendation is to look at the training dates held at SCAG, which is in downtown LA.

Here is the training sign-up link: https://scag.wufoo.com/forms/scag-gis-training-2012/


Accessing data from the new American Factfinder

ACS Training

Doug Morales from Public Health passed this to me – the Census Bureau provided this training to his staff, and we will be organizing additional training opportunities in the County where you can learn more.

But it contains valuable information that could get you started today!

CensusBureau […]