GIS Position at SCAG

Southern California Association of Governments has an opening for a GIS professional to join their team.  They are looking for a highly motivated individual to fill the position of Regional Planner Specialist in the Planning Division.  This position will serve as the technical expert working to develop and maintain SCAG’s geospatial models, tools and value-added data sets that support innovative 3D visualization project development.

Click here for more info and to apply.

Webinar: Use of Drones in Solid Waste Operations

Webinar, March 24, 2020, 12pm

Instructor: Sean Christian, PE, FAA 107

The use of geospatial technologies plays a critical role in Civil Engineering and is the underlying data that most construction, daily operations and permit compliance to rely on when operating sanitary landfills.

The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or UAVs coupled with advances in GIS/CAD capabilities is quickly changing how construction management, field operations, surveying, and design work together.

The presentation provides an overview:

  • GIS and drone technology have in managing traditional operations of sanitary landfills
  • Recycle centers and how low-cost investments in software and hardware
  • Technology can yield significant payback in efficiency gains
  • Infrastructure management and improved decision-making

Click here more more info and to register.

ArcGIS Drone Collections

Apparently ESRI has a product called ArcGIS Drone Collections.

ArcGIS Drone Collections includes four prepackaged configurations of ArcGIS products specifically tailored for processing drone imagery and creating information products such as 3D visualizations and remote-sensing analysis. Each collection provides a different level of scalability and functionality to meet your organization’s imagery needs.

More info about it here.

2020 ESRI UC and Coronavirus

A colleague sent me a picture taken at the ESRI Developer Summit going on right now in Palm Springs, and I can tell you very few people are there.  Kind of looks like a ghost town.  Further, according to the DevSummit Twitter feed, ESRI decided to make it a virtual event and not a live in-person conference.

ESRI sent out an email today about the 2020 ESRI Conference that will be in San Diego in mid July.  This was at the bottom of the email:

Health and Safety at Esri Events: Coronavirus Response

In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we will be taking precautions at our events to protect the health and safety of all attendees. Please see the Esri User Conference FAQ for more information about current guidelines, event details, and assistance.

The conference is still on, but might change depending on the circumstances.