Cold War LA

Between 1956 and 1974 those living in Los Angeles had little idea that they were surrounded by numerous nuclear warheads.  16 Nike missile sites as well as radar and control sites were established to defend the Los Angeles area, just in case Russia decided to send their bombers our way.  Read about it and more on the Cold War LA website!


Big Ten Academic Alliance Geoportal

The Big Ten Academic Alliance Geoportal is a project that aims to make geospatial resources more discoverable and accessible to scholars. The Geoportal aggregates publicly-available geospatial resources, which are curated by librarians and specialists at twelve universities in the Big Ten Academic Alliance. These resources include GIS datasets, digitized historical maps, and web services, and each item is also accompanied by descriptive metadata along with links to download or view the full resource. They are easily searchable by both text and map and they can also be browsed by place, data type, and subject. The Geoportal’s resources include locations worldwide (including Antarctica), though their coverage is most extensive in the United States. It should be noted that this site does not itself host any data; instead, it serves as a one-stop shop that connects users to data hosted by numerous separate websites.  Check it out!


NGAC Summer Meeting Held

The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) held their summer meeting June 26-27, 2018 at the Department of the Interior, Washington, DC.  The NGAC is a Federal Advisory Committee (FACA) to the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC).  The role of the NGAC is to provide advice and recommendations related to the national geospatial program and the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure.  A summary of the meeting can be found here.

Geospatial Developer Position

EDF Renewables has a full-time Geospatial Developer position that is open in their Applications Development & GIS Department in San Diego.  The Geospatial Developer would be responsible for technical tasks directly related to geospatial application programming, GIS task automation scripting, database systems and customer interactive mapping development.  Also maintains and supports existing applications in addition to the development new desktop, web and mobile applications and tools.

For more information and to apply, visit their posting on LinkedIn.