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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 […]

FOSS4G 2014 Videos Available

If anyone missed the FOSS4G 2014 international conference in Portland, we can thank the presenters and event organizers for their generosity. This year’s 187 General Sessions were recorded and are available online for all of us.

The videos cover a wide range of subjects, […]

CalGIS Recape #3 – live imagery is coming

MapBox did a pretty cool demonstration of something that is likely coming in the somewhat near future – Live mapping – in this case from a satellite company called SkyBox (click here for their site) – they have a shot from the Port of LA/Long Beach which is pretty amazing.

SoCalGIS […]

September Regional GIS Forum Meeting

If you were unable to make the Regional GIS Forum Meeting, SCAG was able to videotape it and put it online: http://scag.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?clip_id=504

Thanks Javier for organizing and hosting.

For more information about the Regional Forum click here: http://egis3.lacounty.gov/eGIS/la-regional-gis-forum/


GIS Day 2011 is on LA NOW

LA NOW (the County’s channel) profiled GIS Day – it’s a great little clip at the beginning of the segment.

Take a look – some of our GIS folks were profiled!


eGIS Committee Meeting Agenda for August 16th, 2011

Please find the agenda for tomorrow’s eGIS Committee Meeting attached here: August – 20110816.eGIS meeting notice and Agenda (pdf file)

We’ll see some updates on GIS Day, as well as training from ISD and the new GIS Lab.

For the agenda

One item I will be discussing is the map template file […]

Mailifest Destiny – US expansion visualized as post offices

Thanks to Joel Myhre for passing this along.

This is very cool: http://boingboing.net/2011/08/10/mailifest-destiny-u-s-expansion-visualized-by-post-offices.html

With the post office planning on shutting a lot of post offices down, I guess this will need to be updated.

Note – it says at the bottom that the video was created using “Processing.” Looks like an interesting too:

Cockpit view of landing at LAX

My wife thought I would like this, and I did. Check out this video on YouTube

It’s a very cool video showing the pilot’s view of a sunset landing at LAX. Why did I add this here? The creator highlights certain geographic features as downtown, etc. which highlights the way […]

Geography of a Recession

Fred Dominguez passed along this very interesting link – this is another frontier of GIS.

Political reporter LaToya Egwuekwe’s The Decline: The Geography of a Recession is an animation that shows monthly unemployment statistics by county form January 2007 to May 2010. Used with permission.


This is a very good use of time-delay […]

150 years of Sacramento River Delta Changes in 100 seconds

For those of you interested in the changes in the Sacramento Delta…. Learn what humans have changed. http://www.youtube.com/user/metropolitanwater?feature=mhum#p/a/u/0/vaFlCS9VsXQ