Kern County has an opening for a GIS Programmer/Analyst. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kernco/jobs/3052579/geographic-information-systems-programmer-analyst
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GIS Recognized by APWA
Each year, the American Public Works Association (APWA) membership votes on top trending technologies in public works, and for the fourth year in a row, GIS has been recognized for its integral role in all aspects of public works. Click below to read all about it!
2023 SCAG Scholarship Program
The SCAG Scholarship Program offers a $4,000 scholarship award for seven high school seniors or community college students from the SCAG region (and potentially two additional scholarship awards that are not tied to a specific county but may be awarded at the Regional Council’s discretion). Recipients may also have the opportunity to meet with elected officials and practicing planners to learn more about careers in public service.
2023 CGIA Award Nominations
Nominations for the 2023 CGIA Awards are now open. Each year the California Geographic Information Association recognizes outstanding achievements in the GIS profession within California. CGIA awards are open to any person in the State of California. An award is an outstanding way of recognizing individuals and programs in the GIS community for their efforts in the education, implementation, and advancement of GIS.
For more information and to nominate someone, visit https://cgia.org/2022/12/nominations-for-the-2023-cgia-awards-are-now-open/
The deadline is January 23rd.
GIS Analyst @ Stantec
Stantec in Solana Beach is looking for a GIS Analyst. For more information and to apply, follow this link: https://cardno.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/Cardno_Careers/job/Solana-Beach-CA/GIS-Analyst_REQ-7969
Merry Christmas 2022
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a great holiday season! Enjoy this year’s Christmas Card … I think Santa is learning about points, lines, and polygons!
CGIA Community Council Meeting
The California Geographic Information Association will have their next quarterly meeting on 12/8/2022 at 10AM. They will be discussing the MySitePlan Lawsuit (another surveyors vs GIS practitioners issue, more about that here if you are interested) and the FCC Broadband Map/Challenge process. The agenda can be found here.
The GIS Management Handbook
URISA released the third edition of The GIS Management Handbook. The book is a comprehensive guide and reference to the field of GIS management. It provides practical information on the development, implementation, and operation of GIS programs and projects, for a full range of public sector, not-for-profit, and private sector organizations and companies. This book takes a practical approach providing clear descriptions of concepts, issues, and practices that may be used in operational to improve and maximize the efficiency of GIS programs and projects. The book comes in hardcover and digital versions.
World Historical Gazetteer
The World Historical Gazetteer (WHG) is providing a collection of content and services that permit world historians, their students, and the general public to do spatial and temporal reasoning and visualization in a data rich environment at global and trans-regional scales. Check it out!
In California, some of our reservoirs are still low. Check out this article and slider apps comparing satellite images of the reservoirs 5 years ago and today.