The USGS has released the first unified geologic map of the moon. This new work represents a seamless, globally consistent, 1:5,000,000-scale geologic map derived from the six digitally renovated geologic maps. The goal of this project was to create a digital resource for science research and analysis, future geologic mapping efforts, be it local-, regional-, or global-scale products, and as a resource for the educators and the public interested in lunar geology. Click below to check it out!
Monthly Archives: April 2020
New State GIO
GIS Council Chair Isaac Cabrera Appointed State GIO
Click here to see the full post: http://cgia.org/cagiscouncil/2020/04/28/gis-council-chair-isaac-cabrera-appointed-state-gio/
The Computer Algorithm That Detected Coronavirus
2020 ESRI UC Will Be Online
ESRI has decided that the 2020 User Conference will be online this year due to COVID-19. More info about it here.
Crowd-sourced Grocery Store Reporting Tool
The is a crowd-sourced grocery store reporting tool that you can use. Check out the post about it on the LA County Enterprise GIS site here.
Earn a Masters of Science in Geographic Information Science (MSGISci) @ CSULB
In these crazy times don’t stop thinking about your future. Geospatial is everywhere; especially prevalent in today’s news. Harness and hone geospatial skills and the power of the technology through a Master of Science in Geographic Information Science (MSGISci) at California State University Long Beach (CSULB).
Our MSGISci is a 1-year, 30-unit MS degree program. Classes are offered on weeknights and weekends to accommodate working professionals. Program details and application instructions can be found at http://www.beachgis.com. The application deadline for both domestic and international applicants has been extended to June 1st.
Please visit www.beachgis.com. Email questions to Program Director Dr. Suzanne Wechsler (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or Program Coordinator Stephanie Centeno (email@example.com).
ESRI MOOC: Cartography
Excel Not Working in ArcMap
Maybe you used to be able to open up Excel files in ArcCatalog and ArcMap, or maybe your new install will not open them. You get this great message when you try to open Excel files:
Failed to connect to database. An underlying database error occurred. Class not registered
This happens when your IT group moves you to Microsoft Office 365 in the cloud, or you never had Microsoft Office on your computer. ArcCatalog and ArcMap depend on certain Microsoft Office system drivers to be installed on your computer which allows you to open Excel files in your GIS. Sure would be nice if the error message would tell you that!
Free Access to Nearmap for Government
The aerial imagery company Nearmap announced today that it is making its high-resolution aerial imaging available free of charge to state, local, and county health officials and government agencies for COVID-19 relief effort planning. Agencies that do not currently have access to an active Nearmap subscription or trial can request this service immediately by visiting Nearmap’s website or calling 801-292-2321.
US Census Knowledge Quiz
What role do postal carriers play in census preparations? What new response category will be featured on this year’s census form? Test your Census expertise on these questions and more with the Pew Research Center’s U.S. Census Knowledge Quiz. The 12-question quiz covers the history, purpose, and changes to the U.S. Census and provides test-takers with answers and explanations immediately following their attempt.
Readers who are displeased with their results may want to sign up for the Pew Research Center’s “short email mini course” on the U.S. Census (accessible by clicking the linked text “email mini-course”). This free course is divided into five sections including “What is the census and why is it taken?” and “What is new and possibly challenging about the 2020 census?” Enrolled users will receive “an email with a lesson every few days,” allowing for a manageable way to better understand why this data collection process is so important.
If you are stuck at home with kids right now, a great teaching tool too! Check it out by clicking here.
Also check out the Census Historical Timeline. AND check out the 1940 Census website. You can search for images of the pages people signed. I was able to find my Grandparents who also listed my father and his sister when they were children, pretty cool!