Local GIS Jobs This Week

Programmer Analyst II (GIS) – City of Costa Mesa

Information Systems Programmer Analyst (GIS) – Ventura County

GIS Specialist – City of San Juan Capistrano

GIS/Drafting Technician I/II/III – LA County Sanitation District, Whittier

Data Processor/Photogrammetry/GIS – Calabasas area

GIS Specialist – Corona area

GIS Developer – Corona area

Junior GIS Developer – Corona area

GIS Specialist – Upland area


Free ArcGIS Online Spatial Analysis Course

Learn what spatial analysis can do for you with a free online course from ESRI.  The course is for people who know something about spatial analysis and want to learn what ArcGIS Online has to offer.  You will get free access to the full analytical capabilities of ArcGIS Online during the course:

  • Hands-on exercises, short video lectures, quizzes, case studies, and discussion
  • Six weeks, two to three hours of study per week
  • Certificate of completion and awards
  • Course dates: May 11 – June 22, 2016

Sign up today!

Free Python Stuff

Looking for free basic Python training?  Check out these free webinars:

  1. 7 Reasons All GIS Professionals Should Learn How to Program with Python
  2. Creating Variables and Assigning Data
  3. Basic Python Statements
  4. Creating and Using Functions in Python
  5. Using Advanced Python Data Structures (Lists, Tuples, Dictionaries)
  6. Using Advanced Python Data Structures (Classes and Objects)
  7. Reading and Writing Text Files with Python
  8. Introduction to ArcPy
  9. Building GUI Applications for ArcGIS Desktop with Python – Part 1
  10. Building GUI Applications for ArcGIS Desktop with Python – Part 2

Looking for a free Python book?  Check this one out!


Local GIS Jobs This Week

GIS Intern – Carlsbad area

GIS Specialist – Upland area

BLM Archaeology Team Lead Intern – Barstow area

Archaeological & Archives Technician – Palm Springs area

3D Modeler – Irvine area

GIS Analyst – Los Angeles area

GIS Technical Training Developer – Los Angeles area

Support Analyst Public Sector – ESRI, Redlands

Data Processor/Photogrammetry/GIS – Calabasas area


Parcel Center XY: Using ArcGIS Server REST API

We currently have a business need to get at parcel center points using parcel numbers.  If some of our business systems can communicate using HTTP, I thought using the ArcGIS Server REST API with our map service would be ideal.  But first I needed to figure out how to do it.  What better way to test the concept by building a Python script! Continue reading

Python Library for Standardizing US Addresses

There is a very nice Python library that you can use to parse and standardize your addresses for geocoding.  Use it to clean up your messy address data.


For more info and to download, visit https://github.com/datamade/usaddress.

To try it out live, visit https://parserator.datamade.us/usaddress.

For Python Nerds: The library utilizes a probabilistic, rather than rule-based approach to parse the data.  This means you can customize and build the library with your own training data if need be.