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
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
Engineering Technician – City of Pasadena
Associate Engineer – City of Anaheim
Applications Developer – City of Pasadena
Laboratory/Field Intern – OC Vector Control District
GIS Technician – Rosemead area
Visualization Product Engineer – ESRI, Redlands
GIS Specialist – Newport Beach area
Senior GIS Programmer Analyst – City of Riverside
GIS Programmer Analyst – City of Riverside
GIS Analyst – Rancho Cucamonga area
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
There is an opening for a GIS Specialist at Santa Margarita Water District.
Under general supervision, the GIS Specialist inputs, updates, and maintains GIS databases and coverage, layers, and linkages to various databases; assists in training users; maintains system backups; performs a variety of routine to difficult GIS operations to support District systems, and provides other support as a technical specialist. Continue reading
Check out the NOAA Coastal Imagery Viewer. The latest for the West Coast is Feb 6-9, 2016. The imagery was acquired to satisfy a wide range of integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping (IOCM) requirements, such as emergency response and coastal zone management. Continue reading
How do you feel today? How was your commute into work? Feeling a little run-down because you lost an hour of sleep?
Remember Arc/Info and coverages? Coverages were just features stored as files in a directory. Then along came ArcView with data stored in shapefiles, which was different. Then later ArcMap with the ability to store GIS data in Microsoft Access or an Enterprise Database like Oracle or SQL Server. Then came the File based Geodatabase, which was … dejavu … features stored as files in a directory.
Remember ArcView 1, 2, and 3.x? You saved your data view and multiple layouts to a project file (.APR file). Then later with ArcMap you saved your data view and one layout to an .MXD file. Then came ArcGIS Pro with … you guessed it … a .APRX project file to store all your work.
What’s next? When ArcGIS Pro first was released, you had to have a named user account in ArcGIS Online tied to an ArcPro license to use it. At version 1.2, ArcGIS Pro licensing now has more options. ESRI added licenseing the “old way”, with concurrent use and single use licensing options. For concurrent use licensing, you will need the 10.4 version of the License Manager running on a server like you do right now for your concurrent use ArcGIS Desktop licenses.
GIS Analyst – Rancho Cucamonga area
Data Analyst – Pasadena area
Senior Planner/Programs Specialist – Los Angeles area
Telecom GIS Specialist – Costa Mesa area
Utilities GIS Specialist – Costa Mesa area
Land Survey Technician – Fountain Valley area
Software Test Coordinator GIS – Los Angeles area
Application Developer I – Los Angeles County
Regional Planning Assistant II – Los Angeles County
Geospatial Engineer – Los Alamitos area
Do you manage or coordinate vegetation or landscape data sets such as field plot/transect data or disturbance/treatment polygons? If so, the LANDFIRE Program needs your data. LANDFIRE is an interagency vegetation, fire, and fuel characteristics mapping program, sponsored by the United States Departments of Agriculture, Forest Service and the Department of the Interior (www.landfire.gov). LANDFIRE data have served as an important data set for programmatic planning, analysis, and reporting for fire and natural resource management.
Is there anything new this year?
LANDFIRE had targeted January 2015 as the key start date for the upcoming remap effort but due to additional data advances with the USGS Land Change Monitoring, Assessment and Projection effort, LANDFIRE is adjusting the beginning of the remap and, as a result, extending the vegetation/fuel plot data call date to March 31, 2016. LANDFIRE is evaluating changing the annual data submission date from January to March for future data calls.
Why should we submit data for remap?
LANDFIRE will be remapping data products with new imagery and new vegetation/fuel plot data to reflect contemporary conditions. There is still time to get your plot data in LANDFIRE, so geospatial landscape data are as reflective of on the ground conditions as possible. Additional plot data have a great potential to improve the quality of the data products especially in areas where lower/limited plot data were available for LF National (circa 2001). For more information on areas that had lower/limited plot data visit: http://www.landfire.gov/participate_plot.php. Locally provided data impact LANDFIRE products and evidence is available for review at http://www.landfire.gov/lf_impacts.php.
What types of data are needed?
Vegetation and Fuel Plot Data:
In preparation for the upcoming remap, LANDFIRE needs contributions of any geo-referenced point, transect, or polygon vegetation or fuel plot data along with any associated digital photos, project descriptions, or final reports. For more information on LANDFIRE’s plot data needs visit http://www.landfire.gov/participate_plot.php where examples of these data and relevant attributes can be found.
Polygon Disturbance and Treatment Activities from 2015/2016:
LANDFIRE uses recent disturbance and treatment data to update map layers in areas where vegetation and fuel have changed. At a minimum, the disturbance/treatment polygons must be attributed by disturbance/treatment (Event) type and year of occurrence. For more information, visit http://www.landfire.gov/participate_contribute.php where examples of these data and relevant attributes can be found.
In addition, LANDFIRE also welcomes feedback on current data products, for more information visit http://www.landfire.gov/participate_feedback.php .
Data Submissions, Contributions, and Thanks:
LANDFIRE collects and welcomes data submissions on an annual basis throughout the year. The data submission deadline has been changed to March 31, 2016 for this data call. Data submitted before March 31 are evaluated for inclusion in the appropriate update cycle, and submissions after March 31 are typically considered in subsequent updates. That said, due to production schedules and the amount of data that needs processing, opportunities to include data that may not have been submitted by the cut-off date often arise. Don’t hold back. Submit data any time.
LANDFIRE also acquires data from websites and agency data base systems. For a list of these sources see the “Website Agency DB” spreadsheet at http://www.landfire.gov/participate_refdata_sub.php. For a list of past data contributions see the “Compiled Data” spreadsheet at http://www.landfire.gov/participate_refdata_sub.php.
LANDFIRE thanks those who have contributed data in the past and is again asking for your help to enhance and improve LANDFIRE products through your data or information contributions.