Public Information During Emergency Response and Recovery

The California Chapter of the Urban Regional Information Systems Association (CalURISA) is pleased to host the ESRI presented webinar: Public Information During Emergency Response and Recovery. This webinar will demonstrate the new Public Information Template for ArcGIS Experience Builder, designed to quickly deploy vital location information to the public during emergencies. The template streamlines the creation of a 3-in-1 web map application for use on devices with small, medium, and large screens. Chad Miller, GIS Analyst with the County of Monterey will host the session, with key presenters being Stephanie Baker and Jason Latoski, Solutions Engineer for ESRI’s Local Government Team, along with guest presentations from Kevin Lacefield of Sonoma County and Matt Lamborn of Napa County.

For more information and to register, click below.

NASA Remote Sensing Webinar Series

NASA has a free remote sensing webinar series presented by their Applied Remote Sensing Training Program. Their introductory 4 part webinar will be about the use of Solar Induced Fluorescence (SIF) and LIDAR to assess vegetation change and vulnerability.

By the end of this training, attendees will be able to understand the basic concepts of SIF and LIDAR sensors, how to interpret the measurements, and how they can be used to address different applications. In addition, attendees will also be able to access, open, and analyze SIF and LIDAR data.

The series starts in March 2021. Click below for more info and to register.

Fireworks 2019!

July 4th is just around the corner, which means there will be fireworks again!

Use the app to view cities in LA, Orange, Ventura, Riverside, and San Bernardino County that allow the sale and discharge of fireworks.  Included are days and times when fireworks will be sold and when you can light them up, as well as links to city websites and telephone numbers.  Data was collected from municipal codes, websites, and/or contacting each city.  Some cities allow sales to start today AND allow you to discharge them today as well!  Check it out!


Calling All SoCalGIS Cities – Help!

I thought of using a title for this post like “He Totally Messed Up The Map And You Won’t Believe What Happened Next” just to get you to click, but I settled for the one above instead! 😀

Now that I have your attention…

If you are using GIS in a city or county government in Los Angeles County or Orange County and you have a public web site for your GIS maps and apps, please help me out!

Please check the SoCalGIS Resources page and make sure that the link to your city or county web site is correct.  If the URL has changed or your site is missing from the list, please let me know via email.

And if you have other resources you use that you think would be a good idea to have on the SoCalGIS site, let me know about that too!



SoCalGIS Meeting This Friday

Just a reminder that our SoCalGIS meeting will be this Friday, April 7th, from 10am to 12:30pm at Rio Hondo College in Whittier.  You will learn more about GIS at Rio Hondo College and expect a drone demo and demo of data processing tools!

Please register for the meeting here:

Parking is free in Lot A nearest to the footbridge crossing to the Career Technology building.  Directions will be emailed to you as well as the agenda and parking pass.  Make sure you register!

Here is a map of the campus.  Rio Hondo College, 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, CA, 90601.

Tentative Agenda:

  • Welcome
  • 1Spatial – Demonstration of 1Integrate product
  • NorthSouth GIS – Demonstration of Enesgy product
  • Rio Hondo College GIS – Drone demonstration including workflow and processing using Pix4D

Any questions, contact Warren Roberts.