With all the fires that are going on right now, this interesting interactive map by UCLA shows all buildings in California classified by what Cal Fire Fire Hazard Severity Zone they fall in. Click below and check it out!
Thanks goes to Barry Waite for finding this one!
You can also check out the Cal Fire Fire Incident Map here.
ESRI will be holding an Ocean and Atmospheric GIS Forum at their headquarters in Redlands on Novermber 5-7, 2019. Check it out and register.
Looks like ESRI is starting a new campaign called “See What Others Can’t“. If you attended the 2019 Users Conference in July, you saw some of this already.
According to an email that went out to users, they will be extending the campaign “to include billboards and print, TV, and digital ads.” Billboards and TV? That should be interesting to see. When someone asks you what you do, ask them if they saw the TV commercial or billboard! Here is one of the commercials.
ESRI would like users to embrace and amplify the message on the campaign’s new website to share your stories and feedback with ESRI. Check it out!
I remember trying to learn the metric system back in elementary school (1970’s). Then it just went away like it was not important anymore. I did not have to deal with it again until college.
How was the metric system created and adopted? Well, France created the metric system! The French Revolution (1789-99) and revolutionaries caused changes in many things, including the way things were measured in France. The French public really did not like the new system and went back to the old ways, which exasperated Paris authorities, so the government sent police inspectors to marketplaces to enforce the new system. In 1812, Napoleon abandoned the metric system though it was still taught in schools. However, by 1840 it was reinstated. Click below to read more about it!
GIS Intern – City of Santa Clarita
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GIS Intern – City of Chino Hills
The City of Santa Clarita has an open GIS Intern position. Application deadline is 10/22/2019. Click here for more info and to apply.