The USGS National Geospatial Program is again updating the US Interagency Elevation Inventory. If you have elevation data, they would like you to give them information so that your data is discoverable by others. Your data need not be in the public domain, and the entry will provide a link to inquire about the data, or to a download site if available. This is not a repository for data; it is a way to make data findable.
Click here for more information and links on the CGIA website.
Wildfires can be sparked by a number of sources, including naturally via lightning strikes or simply by heat from the sun, but experts say most are caused by humans.
Many Earth-observing satellites can detect the heat signatures associated with wildfires. NOAA’s N-20 satellite passes over every spot on Earth at least twice a day and can detect fires with 375-meter accuracy.
Check out this wildfire app that displays hotspots and fire activity in real time in the US and Canada, and within 3 hours for the rest of the planet.
Join us for a new Fall semester of 2022. GIS Courses are scheduled for both online, and hybrid (one evening a week with the option to attend virtually) including frequent optional field exercises. The semester starts on August 20th.
Interested in a new course? GIS for Public Works (GIS 222) with instructor Sean Christian PE with 30 years of GIS experience with Los Angeles County Sanitation. Other course offerings include Introduction to GIS (GIS120), Intermediate GIS (GIS220), Surveying w/ Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (GIS150), Cartography (GIS221), Crime Mapping (GIS 281), and Geospatial Programming (Python / GIS280). The campus GIS labs are open on campus and field trips are scheduled for Fridays and weekends.
ArcGIS Enterprise 11.0 is here. Before you jump on the bandwagon, be aware that ArcGIS Enterprise 11.0 includes several retired and modified workflows. These architecture and application changes are likely to impact your environment when upgrading from an earlier version of the software. For example, the removal of the ArcMap-based runtime will prevent you from publishing map services using ArcMap. You will also need to convert ArcMap based services to ArcGIS Pro based services. You should consider 10.9.1 until you are ready for 11.