Cartographic Grounds

Mapping has been one of the most fertile areas of exploration for architecture and landscape in the past few decades. While documenting this shift in representation from the material and physical description toward the depiction of the unseen and often immaterial, Cartographic Grounds by Jill Desimini and Charles Waldheim takes a critical view toward the current use of data mapping and visualization and calls for a return to traditional cartographic techniques to reimagine the manifestation and manipulation of the ground itself.  Continue reading

Fall SoCal Marine GIS User Group Meeting

The Southern California Marine GIS User Group has announced it’s 2016 Fall Meeting hosted by the Port of San Diego.  The Southern California Marine GIS is a welcoming group of GIS professionals and aficionados doing work in and about the Southern California marine and maritime community. Their goal is to create connections and foster innovation to improve and accelerate marine and maritime GIS in the local area.  Click below for more info.

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Daily Planet Imagery

This ArcGIS Online web map shows imagery for the planet that is updated on a daily basis. It features the NASA MODIS imagery True Color band composition (Bands 1 4 3 | Red, Green, Blue) which most accurately shows how we see the earth’s surface with our own eyes.

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The image service supporting this map is time enabled, but time has been disabled on this image layer so that the most recent imagery displays by default. If you would like to view imagery over time, you can update the layer properties to enable time animation and configure time settings. The results can be saved in a new web map to use later or share with others.  More about the MODIS imagery image service here.

GIS Positions at Loma Linda University Health

Loma Linda University Health is creating a new GIS Department and is looking for a GIS Administrator and a GIS Developer.

The GIS Administrator is responsible for architecting, designing, implementing, and maintaining GIS infrastructure. Leads and coordinate workflow-related issues/design, build and test interfaces between disparate systems, and support production solutions. The GIS Administrator leads and facilitates defining/documenting requirements using structured analysis methods, coordinates data analysis, and design training sessions, as needed. This position demonstrates strong technical acumen and communications skills, delivers technical solutions to business problems, and interact successfully and effectively within IT department, with Business Analysts, business SMEs, GIS Developer and leaders. Position requires strong technical knowledge in all areas of system development life cycle, database management and requires extensive experience using development tools such as JavaScript, Python, and Internet protocols. This role will also require some experience with web development tools to assist GIS Developer including JavaScript, CSS, JSON, ASP, .NET, XML and HTML as appropriate. Must be able to demonstrate experience in multiple ESRI products such as ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS for Server, ArcGIS Online, ArGIS Spatial Database Engine, administration, ESRI Geoportal Server, ArcGIS API, ESRI Leaflet, etc. Performs other duties as assigned.

The GIS Developer is responsible for architecting, designing, development, implementing, and maintaining GIS applications across the enterprise. Leads and coordinate workflow-related issues/design, build and test interfaces between disparate systems, and support production solutions. The GIS Developer leads and facilitates defining/documenting requirements using structured analysis methods and coordinates data analysis and design training sessions, as needed. This position demonstrates strong technical acumen and communications skills, delivers technical solutions to business problems, and interact successfully and effectively within the IT department, with Business Analysts, business SMEs, GIS Administrator, and leaders. Position requires strong technical knowledge in all areas of application development life cycle, database management and requires extensive experience with using development tools such as JavaScript, Python, internet protocols, and mobile web deployment. This role will also require experience with web development tools including JavaScript, CSS, JSON, ASP, .NET, XML and HTML as appropriate. Must be able to demonstrate experience in multiple ESRI products and tools such as ArcGIS, ArcGIS for Server, ArcGIS Online, ArcMap, Web AppBuilder, ArcObjects, geoprocessing, Runtime, ArcGIS API, Leaflet, etc. Performs other duties as assigned.

If you are interested, please contact Nicholas Yu at nyu@llu.edu .

Early Earthquakes in LA Area May Have Been Man-Made

A new study from the USGS suggests that some early 20th century earthquakes in southern California might have been induced (man-made) by past practices that were used by the oil and gas industry.

In the new study, scientists evaluated the likely cause of several significant earthquakes within the Los Angeles Basin between 1900 and 1933, together with consideration of available oil industry records over this period.

They found that several damaging earthquakes, Continue reading

Free GPO Webinars

Check out these free, educational webinars from the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO), taking place this November.

Beyond Google – Another Look at Finding Government Information, November 9, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Eastern): https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar/event/220-beyond-google-another-look-at-finding-government-information

OSHA’s Web Pages: A Wealth of Occupational Safety Information, November 10, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Eastern): https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar/event/223-osha-s-web-pages-a-wealth-of-occupational-safety-information

Measuring America Series: Accessing International Data, November 16, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Eastern): https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar/event/221-measuring-america-series-accessing-international-data

U.S. Naval War College Information Resources: Maritime, Naval History, Geopolitical, and Educational Treasures, November 17, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Eastern): https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar/event/222-u-s-naval-war-college-information-resources-maritime-naval-history-geopolitical-and-educational-treasures

Science Soup: Mix Your Way through the Ingredients of Some Major Science Databases: Science.gov, PubMed, and WorldWideScience, November 29, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Eastern): https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar/event/226-science-soup-mix-your-way-through-the-ingredients-of-some-major-science-databases-scitence-gov-pubmed-and-worldwidescience

Using the BEA Interactive Data Tool to get Local Data, November 30, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Eastern): https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar/event/224-using-the-bea-interactive-data-tool-to-get-local-data

Presenters from GPO, other Federal Government agencies, and from Federal depository libraries across the Nation will present on topics related to Federal Government information and the Federal Depository Library Program. All sessions are presented virtually through GPO’s FDLP Academy: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-academy.

Attendees will receive a Certificate of Participation from GPO for each webinar they attend. Closed captioning is available for all webinars. Registrants will be sent access information upon registering. View their complete archive of recorded webinars and webcasts at http://login.icohere.com/public/topics.cfm?cseq=1172.