OpenTopography provides high-quality geographic data relating to earth science as well as a platform for researchers to share their own data. Based at the University of California, San Diego, OpenTopography is an ambitious project that “facilitates community access to high-resolution, Earth science-oriented, topography data, and related tools and resources,” and is funded through the National Science Foundation.
You can search or browse the project’s datasets via an interactive data map and a data catalog, both found under Data. Most of these datasets are available in Lidar point cloud format, and many are also available in other formats, such as raster or Google Earth. Check it out!
GIS Analyst – City of El Monte
Temp GIS Specialist I – Riverside County
Cartographer – Auto Club, Costa Mesa area
California has adopted a massive, interactive online database of location-based government data that includes over 1200 publicly available data sets from 25 state entities.
The California State Geoportal collects geospatial data from government agencies including housing, water, transportation and health information. The data is compatible with geolocation software and is designed to be shared, layered onto maps and analyzed.
The portal was designed by ESRI. Check it out!
ESRI has released ArcGIS Earth version 1.10. With this release, users can now:
- Edit KML files
- Interact with additional data types, including web services
- Leverage mobile scene packages and take content entirely offline
- Quickly share data from the desktop to a mobile device using a QR code
Check it out and download the free app.
ESRI released ArcGIS Pro 2.5 last week. You can download it from your ESRI account on my.esri.com.
Visit the ESRI blog about what’s new and watch the video below showing the new features in ArcGIS Pro 2.5.
On December 31, 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) was informed of an outbreak of “pneumonia of unknown cause” detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China – the seventh-largest city in China with 11 million residents. By January 23, there was over 800 cases of 2019-nCoV confirmed globally, including cases in at least 20 regions in China and nine countries/territories. As of this writing, there are now 17,485 confirmed cases and 362 deaths!