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Monthly Archives: March 2016
Diverging Color Ramp Addin
Using ArcGIS 10.4 and looking for a diverging color ramp for your map features? Try the Diverging Color Ramp Addin.
This addin enables you to intelligently apply a dichromatic color ramp to feature layers containing points, lines, or polygons in ArcMap 10.4. Continue reading
Add April 7th to your calendars for the City and County Engineers Association (CCEA) meeting.
Time: Social – 11:30am to Noon, Buffet Lunch – Noon to 12:45pm, Program – 12:45pm to 1:30pm
Place: Luminarias Restaurant, 3500 Ramona Boulevard, Monterey Park, CA, 91754, (323) 268-4177
Cost: $30 – Members, $35 – Non-members, $15 – Students
Program: Marianne Jeffers, Section Head, LA County Mapping and GIS Services and Mark Greninger, Geographic Information Officer, LA County – “How LA County Public Works Improves Services with GIS”
Hi SoCalGIS group,
We’re reaching out to you and your organization about an upcoming mapathon Saturday April 2nd (http://meetu.ps/2Wjm0m) at the LA Times in downtown LA to get people together to edit OpenStreetMap and import all the buildings in the City of Los Angeles!
This is part of a larger effort to import all 3 million buildings in Los Angeles County using open data from the LARIAC (Los Angeles Region Imagery Acquisition Consortium) Program and the L.A. County Assessor. The import will improve Southern California’s maps by adding building shapes and data on heights, elevation, general use, year built, and the number of residential units. Continue reading
USGS Crowd-Sourced Structures Data Webinar
This is a reminder that U.S. Geological Survey is hosting a webinar next week on our Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) program. VGI provides an editing environment that allows interested persons to add, delete, and modify certain structures in the USGS structures database. The online VGI editor is based on the popular Open Street Map interface and anyone who is interested can sign up for an account to help us update structures and improve the quality of our data for future release to the public.
Structure types available for editing include schools, colleges/universities, fire/EMS stations, police stations, correctional facilities, state capitol buildings, hospitals, ambulance services, cemeteries, and post offices. Continue reading
Geocortex User Group Meeting Today!
The Southern California Geocortex User Group Meeting is today from 1pm to 4pm at the City of Burbank. Location and parking info here. Hope to see you there!
Geocortex User Group Meeting Tomorrow
Don’t forget the Southern California Geocortex User Group Meeting will be tomorrow March 22, 2016 from 1-4pm at the City of Burbank. The meeting room address will be:
Burbank Community Services Building
Conference Room 104
150 N 3rd St
Burbank, CA 91502
Coffee and refreshments will be provided. Continue reading
US Navy Brings Back Celestial Navigation
We all depend on GPS in one form or another, be it on our cell phones to locate us on the map or our in-car navigation systems to get us to our destination. But what if suddenly GPS was unavailable and maybe for a very long time? Can you find where you are? Can you get to your destination? Now where did you put that paper map? Continue reading
Find Your Shamrock Shake
St. Patrick’s Day marks the peak of a seasonal event celebrated with cult-like intensity by its followers: the appearance of the McDonald’s Shamrock Shake.
The Shamrock Shake is available in the US, Canada, and Ireland from February to mid or late March. It is up to the franchise owner if they want to offer the beverage. This turns the US (and parts of Canada, and Ireland) into a frosty green patchwork of have and have-nots. Continue reading
12 Decades of Obscure Music on a Map
Ready to lose hours of productivity digging through decades of music from around the world? Check out this app, called Radiooooo, that uses a world map for you to access tunes from every decade back to 1900. Continue reading