NGAC Summer Meeting Held

The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) held their summer meeting June 26-27, 2018 at the Department of the Interior, Washington, DC.  The NGAC is a Federal Advisory Committee (FACA) to the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC).  The role of the NGAC is to provide advice and recommendations related to the national geospatial program and the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure.  A summary of the meeting can be found here.

Geospatial Developer Position

EDF Renewables has a full-time Geospatial Developer position that is open in their Applications Development & GIS Department in San Diego.  The Geospatial Developer would be responsible for technical tasks directly related to geospatial application programming, GIS task automation scripting, database systems and customer interactive mapping development.  Also maintains and supports existing applications in addition to the development new desktop, web and mobile applications and tools.

For more information and to apply, visit their posting on LinkedIn.

Rio Hondo GIS Courses

Rio Hondo College GIS courses start the week of August 18th.  Registration is open for Fall GIS classes on campus and an Introductory course on location at the LA County Department of Public Works (900 S Fremont Ave, Alhambra).  A new Geospatial Programming (Python) & Web Services class (GIS280) is also offered.

A list of GIS classes can be found here.  Fees are $46/unit and some classes can be used to transfer to CSU and others.  Steps for applying for admission and registering for the classes can be found here and can be performed entirely online with no fees.  Applying for admission however should be done early to provide you the option to registering without delay as classes can fill quick.

Please contact Professor Warren Roberts at for inquiries about waivers needed for prerequisites and corequisites or any other info that you would like to ask.

Maintenance Asset Analyst – Palmdale

The City of Palmdale has a Maintenance Asset Analyst position open in their Public Works department.  The Maintenance Asset Analyst will manage the evaluation, analysis and planning to preserve and enhance the existing Public Works infrastructure managed by the Maintenance Division. The Maintenance Asset Analyst will maintain the Maintenance Division’s computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) outlining and establishing a set of planned actions, based on best practice, which will enable assets to provide a desired and sustainable level of service, while managing risk at the lowest life cycle cost.  This position will also perform a full range of asset management functions and Geographic Information System (GIS) duties: prepare formats and transfer asset engineering data from completed projects to appropriate databases; serve as a system matter expert responsible for analyzing, designing, implementing and improving work flow processes for asset management and GIS tasks.

Job closes 7/17/2018.  For more info and to apply, click here.