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

GIS Jobs Not So Close

So I could not find any GIS jobs in the SoCal area this week, but I did find some interesting ones that might be great for someone looking to move!

GIS/Graphic Designer & Technical Illustrator – Fehr & Peers, San Francisco, CA

GIS Coordinator – SWRPA, Stamford, CT

Sr. GIS Analyst – Critigen, Kaneohe Bay, HI

Sr. GIS Programmer/Analyst – Arizona DOT, Phoenix, AZ

GIS Analyst I – Tri-State G&T, Westminster, CO

GIS Analyst – City of Richmond, VA

GIS Technician – Dakota County, Apple Valley, MN

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!