With summer in full swing and the temperatures increasing, it’s always good to be mindful of fires. The USDA Forest Service has a nice website dedicated to current fire activities. Included are current large incidents, fire detection maps, fire detection GIS data, data on Google Earth, data in web services, and much more. Check it out!
The Huntington Digital Map Collection is an internet catalog of over 8,000 maps of California and the World from The Huntington Library, Art Collection & Botanical Gardens. The maps range from 16th century European portolan charts to 20th century land use maps, including maps owned by British explorer Sir Richard Burton; the Solano-Reeve collection of surveys of Los Angeles and Southern California tracts; and printed tract maps from the Rare Book Collection. You can see all of the available maps in the Huntington collection with thumbnails and short descriptions so you can easily choose the ones you want to view more fully. Check it out!
What’s new for ArcGIS Software this quarter can be found in this ESRI blog. Noticed that ArcGIS Desktop 10.8.1 was not mentioned. No worries, you can find that in the online help.
And it looks like the latest software is ready for you to download.
Love maps and beer and football too? Then check out this ESRI Map Gallery submission, “Geography of a Stadium” that explores Heinz Field. Check out the beer distribution!
Well, the 2020 ESRI UC has come and gone … actually there are a few more online events and special interest group meetings today. My impression of this online conference? Let’s just say parts were informative. However, I bet it was a monumental task to pull it all together.
The plenary and workshop videos are still online when you login to esri.com/uc . Not sure how long they will stay up. I did notice they have some recorded content on YouTube here and also on the ESRI video site here.
Add a comment below about your impressions of the conference. Let’s hope we are back in San Diego next year!
This is a reminder of the SCAG/ESRI Special Interest Group meeting, Thursday July 16th from 1 pm to 3 pm. It is a free event and open to all government agencies. It will introduce you to an exciting new initiative: the SCAG Regional Data Platform (RDP). Your involvement in this project is essential to shaping the future of planning and sustainable development in the SCAG region, locally and regionally. To kick-start a meaningful collaboration, we would like to gather local jurisdictions to introduce the project and what it means to you, showcase initial ideas, ask for feedback, and explain what’s coming in the next year. This meeting will also highlight progress on a number of other SCAG initiatives, such as the SoCal Greenprint, and High Injury Network (HIN).
*Please note that this Special Interest Group Meeting is a private event, and is therefore not listed in the official EsriUser Conference schedule
We hope you will join us for this special event!
Join us via Zoom
Please RSVP to the SCAG Special Interest Group Meeting
The RDP Core Team, Tom Vo at firstname.lastname@example.org or Javier Aguilar at email@example.com can answers any questions and provide further information on this event.
SCAG RDP Core Team
URISA just announced their Inaugural Virtual GIS Leadership Academy, to be held August 3-7, limited to 30 individuals.
The curriculum emphasizes best practices and skills-based training taught by GIS experts committed to preparing others for leadership in managing challenges and figuring ways to help groups and organizations achieve their goals. The cost to attend will be $600 for URISA members and $800 for non-members.
For more info and to register, click here.
The 2020 ESRI UC is next week online! Download the attendee guide to know how to access the virtual conference, know the plenary schedule, and access sessions and other events.
Thousands of people in the U.S. may be at risk from dams that are rated in poor or unsatisfactory condition. An Associated Press investigation has identified at least 1,680 dams in 44 states and the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico that are considered to be high hazard and in poor or unsatisfactory condition. A dam is listed as high hazard if its failure is likely to result in people being killed. The dams and their date of last inspection have been plotted on an interactive map. Looks like there is only 1 in California.
A new online flood risk map has been released by the nonprofit organization First Street Foundation. The online tool can tell you the current flood risk for your home and possible future risks.
The flood model used by Flood Factor is based on models of flood risk from rainfall, overflowing rivers high tides, and coastal storm surge. It takes into account such as factors as flooding history, elevation and proximity to water. To predict future risk of flooding other factors are also taken into account, such as different climate models and predicted sea level rise and predicted future precipitation patterns in the local area. Check it out!