California Geological Survey Information Warehouse

The California Geological Survey (CGS) has developed a new online tool that allows you to search all of CGS’s Regulatory Maps, Landslide Maps, and Tsunami Maps.  Also included are related reports and GIS data.

Regulatory Maps include:

  • Alquist-Priolo Fault Zone Maps
  • Alquist-Priolo Fault Zones – GIS data
  • Fault Evaluation Reports
  • Seismic Hazard Zone Maps
  • Seismic Hazard Zone Reports
  • Seismic Hazard Zones – GIS data

Landslide Maps include:

  • Landslide Inventory Maps
  • Landslide maps (digital scans) from CGS Open-File Reports, Special Reports
  • Watershed Mapping Series Maps
  • Landslide Corridor Maps
  • And more soon

Tsunami Maps include:

  • Tsunami Inundation Zone Maps
  • Links to local resources for preparedness activities

CGS will be adding more product to the warehouse.  Visit their site at .

First Look Image from the Landsat Data Continuity Mission

The USGS announced the first look image from the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM). The image captures both the host institution of the NC CSC, Colorado State University, as well as the Galena fire scar just west of CSU. The NC CSC is a member node of the NASA Applied Sciences DEVELOP program and the director, Jeff Morisette, worked at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for 10 year prior to joining the USGS. The center is integrating climate observations and models with remote sensing observation to help meet its mission of bringing the best available earth science to help land managers within the Department of Interior.  See the full press release for more info.

GIS Technician Position at the City of Newport Beach

GIS TECHNICIAN – City of Newport Beach

This position performs responsible geographic information systems (GIS) operations tasks in support of the function or division to which assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED: Receives general supervision from division management staff.

Experience: Three years of responsible experience in geography, surveying, computer mapping and database, and/or CADD systems. Experience using Geographic Information Systems and ESRI software (ArcGIS 10.0 or higher preferred) to create accurate maps, data, and applications through the use of recorded maps, survey data, deed descriptions, field collection, and/or aerial imagery and Geocortex experience to configure and publish map applications is highly desirable.

Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in geography, cartography, computer science, CADD, surveying, engineering or related fields. An Associate’s degree or higher is desirable.

License/Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver’s license.

Please visit the City’s Job Opportunity website to view the job flyer and to apply online by April 3, 2013 at 5PM.