Flight Aware’s Misery Map

Planning on traveling during the holidays?  Flying?  Stay on top of the travel misery and view Flight Aware’s Misery Map.  The map gives you an interactive look at travel across the country and overlays weather radar showing the obvious connection between bad weather and bad travel.  Hover over an airport and view the connections and the misery.  There is also a timelapse button to view the weather, and misery, in action!


GIS Jobs This Week

GIS Technician I/II – City of Escondido

Transportation Modeler I/II – SCAG, Los Angeles

GIS Analyst/Programmer – Innovate!, Inc., Remote (Anywhere)

GIS Program Analyst – CSU Fullerton

Field Research Photographer (GIS) – CoStar Group, Los Angeles

Spatial Programmer/Analyst – RAND Corporation, Santa Monica

GIS Lecturers 2015-2016 – USC GIST Graduate Programs

Senior Survey Technician – Jacobs Engineering, Los Angeles

Geoscience Technician – ExxonMobil, Cerritos and Torrance



Looking for aggregate census data and boundary files?  Check out the National Historical Geographic Information System.  They include census information from 1790 to the present.

Through the NHGIS Data Finder, users may:

  • Filter and sort through thousands of available tables and boundary files
  • Select and download multiple tables and boundary files, for different geographic levels and from different years, all in one request

All free of charge!

They have currently released:

  • 2013 American Community Survey 1- and 3-Year Summary Files
  • 2012 American Community Survey 1-, 3-, and 5-Year Summary Files and associated GIS boundary files
  • 2009 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary Files and associated GIS boundary files
  • Time Series Release 5: 17 new tables including Poverty Status, Ratio of Income to Poverty Level, Means of Transportation to Work, and Households by Household Type
  • Data Finder improvements for a better user experience

NHGIS is also preparing the 2013 ACS 5-year Summary Files and 2013 GIS boundary files for release by early 2015.