Right-of-Way GIS

If you deal with projects in the right-of-way, why not use GIS to manage them? GIS can improve project planning by delivering integrated project and basemap data and information to all stakeholders.  GIS adds new ways to collect, organize and manage ownership records, deeds, surveys, projects plans and more.  GIS enables high accuracy data collection reducing visits to the field.  GIS reduces costs, improves public engagement, and increases project efficiencies.  GIS delivers a framework for better decision making.

It’s a miracle right? All kidding aside, check out these ArcGIS solutions to map and monitor your roads and highways.

GIS Analyst Position @ Cerritos

The City of Cerritos has an opening for a GIS Analyst. Under the direction of the GIS Administrator, the GIS Analyst provides technical support for all City GIS projects and activities. This includes, but is not limited to, support for GIS Internet applications, customized GIS applications, GPS data collection, crime analysis as well as database development and maintenance. The GIS Analyst will develop custom maps and conduct data layer updates, maintenance and development as directed by the GIS Administrator.

For more information and to apply, click here.

GIS Technician Position @ CSUN

Position: GIS Technician

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Start date: Immediate

Location: CSU, Northridge (CSUN) Campus


The Center for Geospatial Science and Technology at California State University, Northridge is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented GIS Technician to support Center activities. More information about the Center can be found on our website at: https://www.csun.edu/cgst.

This position requires a solid understanding of GIS and an in-depth knowledge of ArcGIS Desktop. Under general supervision of a Project Manager, the Technician is responsible for a variety of duties related to the Center’s National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) Project. Therefore, a comprehensive understanding of hydrography concepts is required. These duties may include but are not limited to engaging in data editing and data development, performing QA/QC tasks, creating maps, performing spatial analysis, documentation development, tracking and overseeing task-specific progress, and training and supervising interns. The GIS Technician will also perform other related duties as assigned.


  • BA/BS in Geography OR related discipline with concentration in GIS or a GIS Certificate;
  • 1+ years of related paid work experience;
  • Comprehensive understanding of concepts related to GIS (i.e. map projections, data processing, data and file management, spatial analysis, topology, linear referencing, etc.);
  • Experience and knowledge of hydrography-related concepts and datasets,
  • Demonstrable skills in spatial data creation and editing;
  • Knowledge of Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) procedures;
  • In-depth knowledge of ArcGIS Desktop and Microsoft Office Products (i.e. Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, etc.);
  • Attention to detail and a deep understanding of methods to ensure data and project integrity;
  • Excellent communication skills; and
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities and tasks.


  • Experience and knowledge of the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD);
  • Experience supervising, training, communicating with and delegating to staff;
  • Experience in developing project documentation including, but not limited to: workflows; standards documentation, and progress trackers;
  • Fundamental understanding of relational database design concepts;


Salary commensurate with experience. This position is full time and includes a comprehensive benefits package. Employment is through The University Corporation (TUC).

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University Corporation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity at (818) 677-2077.

Please send resume and cover letter to: Center for Geospatial Science and Technology cgst@csun.edu Use the subject line: GIS Technician Position

Permanent Daylight Savings Time

Well, they did it. The US Senate passed a bill this week to make DST permanent by November 2023, except for states that do not observe DST … good for you Arizona and Hawaii!

The bill now has to pass in the House. If it does, enjoy the darkness in the winter months if you live near the western portion of your time zone! Here is a nice quote:

“Not many people have experienced daylight saving time during the winter, except for some during an experiment — which failed.”

Click the map below to read all about it. Check out the nice maps too!

Thanks goes to Bonnie at Manhattan Beach for finding this article!

One-Year MS in GIS @ CSULB

One-Year MS in GIS @ CSULB – Apply Now for Fall 2022!

Geospatial is everywhere. Develop your geospatial skills through a Master of Science in Geographic Information Science (MSGISci) at California State University Long Beach (CSULB).

The MSGISci is a 1-year, 30-unit MS degree program offered through the Department of Geography. Classes are scheduled on weeknights and weekends to accommodate working professionals. Please visit http://www.beachgis.com for program details, application instructions, and to sign up for an upcoming information session. Join our network of over 100 program graduates by summer 2023!

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will be accepted until June 1st for domestic applicants and April 1st for international students.

ArcGIS Online Organization Home Page

If you have an ArcGIS Online for Organizations account, ESRI will be pushing out an update that will change your home page. If you do not switch to the new home page or request an extension (good to September 2022), your old (legacy) home page will be automatically replaced with a default home page at the next ArcGIS Online update, planned for March 22, 2022. To ensure that your home page looks and performs as desired, transition to the new home page before the legacy home page is automatically replaced. Organizations that do not use the ArcGIS Online home page as a landing page will be automatically transitioned to the default home page. No further action is required.

For more information and how to change your home page with the new editor, click below.