SoCal URISA Seminar – ESRI and Open Source Web Mapping

Upcoming event information:
So Cal URISA – ESRI and Open Source Web Mapping ESRI, Redlands, CA
Date: 22 Oct 2013 9:00 AM

8:30am – 9:00am:  Arrival and networking
9:00am:  Start
9:00am – 10:30am:  ESRI – Web Mapping, Ryan Hunsicker – MapBox
10:30am – 10:45am:  Networking Break
10:45am – 12:00pm:  2 Presentations 1/2 Hour each or 6 Lightning Talks – 10 Minutes each

ESRI Campus Tour – Limit 12

ESRI Headquarters
380 New York Street
Redlands, CA 92373

Check in at main lobby in Building Q

Free to So Cal URISA Members

For more information and to register online:

If you are interested in presenting for either a 1/2 hour or giving a lightning talk, we still have spots to fill.  If you are interested in either, please contact Ryan Hunsicker.

Best regards,
Southern California Chapter of URISA

CPAD – California’s Protected Areas Database

GreenInfo Network’s CPAD has been updated and is ready for download or use through a web service – go to for details.  The new data set expands the number of agencies with holdings to almost 1,000 and adds significantly in San Diego County, plus many other improvements.  This data version (CPAD 2013b) also has more detailed subtypes for agencies (you can now query for “Land Trusts” and other sub types), and an initial default Gap (biodiversity) rank field.  You can review and comment on the data, and take a simple online evaluation survey at  Questions?  Send email to

Broadcast maps for NFL, College Football, and MLB

Interesting maps showing broadcast areas for NFL, College Football, and MLB games.


Thanks goes to Tom Lutgen at Burbank Water & Power for finding this site.  He poses the question “Interesting to see the market boundaries for each team – like, why is San Diego the only SoCal market to get the Atlanta-Miami game on Fox?  Advertising bucks at play I suppose”.

The Best Map Ever Made of America’s Racial Segregation

Last year, a pair of researchers from Duke University published a report with a bold title: “The End of the Segregated Century.” U.S. cities, the authors concluded, were less segregated in 2012 than they had been at any point since 1910. But less segregated does not necessarily mean integrated–something this incredible map makes clear in vivd color.  Read the Wired article here.


Thanks to Mike Mercurio’s GIS student Alexi Elconin for finding this one!

Sharpen Your GIS Skills Seminar

As a GIS professional, you have to maintain your edge. Esri invites you to hone your tradecraft at the Sharpen Your GIS Skills seminar. This free, half-day event will show you best practices to accomplish your tasks and update your workflows to increase your effectiveness.

Attend this seminar to do the following:

  • Learn how and when to use basic to complex analysis tools to drive better decision making
  • Find out about the wealth of data, templates, and other resources available for your projects
  • Get ideas for extracting more value and better information from your existing software and data
  • Increase your knowledge of the latest GIS tools and how you can take advantage of them
  • Expand your professional network by meeting Esri staff and others who are using ArcGIS to solve similar challenges

Space is limited. Find the seminar location in your area and register today!  NOTE: For those in the SoCal area, there is one on October 1, 2013 in Anaheim.

California as an Island

The Glen McLaughlin Map Collection of California as an Island is now available online.  The 731 maps were collected by Glen McLaughlin over a period of 40 years and acquired by Stanford University in 2012. It is the largest known private collection of maps showing California as an island.  It is now available for anyone to search, find, view and download via the Stanford University Library’s catalog. Please visit to read more about the collection.