July 4th is just around the corner, which means there will be fireworks again!
Use the app to view cities in LA, Orange, Ventura, Riverside, and San Bernardino County that allow the sale and discharge of fireworks. Included are days and times when fireworks will be sold and when you can light them up, as well as links to city websites and telephone numbers. Data was collected from municipal codes, websites, and/or contacting each city. Some cities allow sales to start today AND allow you to discharge them today as well! Check it out!
The standard slope tool in ArcGIS Desktop only examines a 3×3 cell neighborhood (and does not include the center cell) to determine slope for each cell. However, using Python you can create a method for calculating slope along a flow direction grid specific to your needs. Check out this article about using Python to calculate a fire “flow direction” based on a DEM and fire lines.
You are entrenched in your current GIS software. Can you do more by moving to a different GIS? Click below to see the 27 differences between ArcGIS and QGIS.
NASA has been directed to land astronauts at the lunar south pole by 2024. Check out the Lunar South Pole Atlas site that includes maps, images, and illustrations designed to provide context and reference for those interested in exploring the area.
Google Maps will now show you natural disasters leading up to and after they strike. Included are hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods. Click below to read all about it.
Just a reminder that Spatial@UCSB will be happening this Thursday, June 6. This year’s theme is Spatial Data for Smarter Cities.
Where: Corwin Pavilion, UCSB – 494 UCEN Rd, Isla Vista, CA
When: Thursday June 6th, 11:00 to 2:30 pm
11:00 Plenary Session:
- Kurt Shellhause (Kasraie Consulting, CIRGIS) – Think Inside the Box, Outside the Box, and about what could Destroy our Box
- Mahnoosh Alizadeh (Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCSB) –
Opportunities and Challenges of Transportation Elecrication in Smart Cities
- Konstadinos Goulias (Dept. of Geography, UCSB) – Activity-Travel GeoSimulation for Smart City Planning, Design, and Operations
- Werner Kuhn (Dept. of Geography, UCSB) – Moderator
12:30 – 2:30 Lunch and Poster Exhibit
Registration has been extended to the end of Tuesday, June 4th. Please contact Karen to RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 893-8224.
If you are interested in the Indigenous histories of North America and beyond you may enjoy exploring Native Land, an ongoing interactive mapping project that attempts to outline ancestral Indigenous territories. Here, you will find a colorful map multi-layered with depictions of where different Indigenous peoples historically lived. You can browse the map itself or search for a particular postal code to see whose territories that location falls within, and clicking on a given territory shows the names of the native people(s) and cession treaties associated with that place with links to sources included. Check it out!