The USDA National Aerial Imagery Program (NAIP) has 2020 California aerial imagery services available. Also provided are services for earlier NAIP years and links to source data downloads and related files containing specific imagery dates. Click below for more info and links to the image services.
Registration is open for the next National Geodetic Survey (NGS) Geospatial Summit, taking place online on May 4-5, 2021, from 1:00 – 5:00 pm, ET. NGS strongly encourages attendees to participate on both days.
The NGS plans to replace the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83) and the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88) as part of modernizing the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS).
Attend this year’s Geospatial Summit to:
Learn the benefits of NSRS modernization,
Hear about NSRS modernization progress,
Prepare for how the transition will affect you,
Ask questions of NGS experts, and
Share your feedback about the planned changes.
The summit is free for everyone to attend. Click below for more info and to register.
For those of you that like historical cartography and the Grand Canyon, you might find this online lecture very interesting.
2021 “Maps & America” Arthur Holzheimer Lecture: “Mapping Grand Canyon National Park” April 8 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT
Tom Patterson, US National Park Service Cartographer (Ret.) Mapping Grand Canyon National Park
Tom Patterson, US National Park Service Cartographer (Ret.), will present a virtual talk, “Mapping Grand Canyon National Park,” on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 4 pm PDT.
Patterson’s presentation will focus on four recently published maps of Grand Canyon National Park that owe their design inspiration to renowned mapmakers of the twentieth century.
This will be the 31st annual Maps & America lecture, supported by an endowment created by Arthur and Janet Holzheimer.
The lecture series was inaugurated by the noted cartographic historian, Brian Harley, in 1990. Over the years, the series has featured many of the leading figures in the field of map history and provided a multifaceted survey of this rapidly developing field. A list of previous speakers can be viewed here.
Did you remember to register for the 2021 ESRI User Conference? To be honest, I completely forgot about it!
The conference will be online again. Registration is open. It is free to all to attend the Plenary Sessions only. Those maintaining ArcGIS software maintenance will have access to all content. Click below for more info and to register.
ESRI is hosting free training on building geo-enabled apps that can make your communities smarter and businesses more successful. You will build applications for iOS and Android devices without touching a piece of code! Click below for more info and to register. It just started!