Rio Hondo College GIS

Rio Hondo College GIS Courses are scheduled for both online and in the field this fall starting August 23rd.  GIS labs on campus are available for use.  Fall courses include Introduction to GIS, Intermediate GIS, (Surveying w/) Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Cartography, Crime Mapping and Geospatial Programming (Python).  Furthermore, the campus GIS labs are currently available on campus. For more information visit https://gisteacher.wixsite.com/riohondo/fall2021

Imagery MOOC

ESRI has a new massive open online course (MOOC) on Imagery. If you’re interested in test-driving ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online, ESRI’s new cloud-based imagery product, or seeing how to bring drone-captured imagery into ArcGIS Pro for visualization and analysis, this no-cost course is a great opportunity. The course is from August 11 to September 22, 2021 and is free. Check it out and sign up!

Summer GIS Courses @ Rio Hondo

GIS Courses are scheduled online for this Summer at Rio Hondo College with several optional field exercises.  During this time, classes at Rio Hondo College are online for Summer 2021 and tentatively returning to on-campus and Hybrid Fall 2021.  We will have optional local field exercises during July to provide hands-on opportunity using drones for survey mapping workflow and processing.  For more information visit https://gisteacher.wixsite.com/riohondo/summer2021 

Introduction to GIS (GIS 120) 4 units CRN 50133 (Dates 06/07-08/13)

Applied Geographic Info Systems (GIS 130) 4 units CRN 52362 (Dates 06/21-08/13).  Note, if you have not attended GIS classes at Rio Hondo before, please contact wroberts@riohondo.edu for course waiver to register for the class (introduction to GIS is a prerequisite).

Still Time for your MS in GIS!

One-Year MS in GIS @ CSULB – Apply Now for Fall 2021!

The Department of Geography at California State University is accepting applications for our 1-year 30-unit Master of Science in Geographic Information Science (MSGISci). Classes are scheduled on weeknights and weekends to accommodate working professionals. Program details and application instructions can be found at http://www.beachgis.com. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis, and will be accepted until June 1st 2021.

Hands-On Mapping: The Story of a Blind Cartographer

The talk will take place Friday, April 23, 2021 on Zoom.

On the event of the fifth anniversary of the David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University, please join us for an online talk by special guest Dr. Joshua Miele who will talk about his story as a blind cartographer.

Joshua will use the creation of TMAP – Tactile Maps Automated Production – to frame the broader landscape of how tactile maps and graphics can be used by blind people to understand many kinds of spatial information. He will discuss the power of touch as a spatial percept, as well as the design constraints on tactile representations that are surprising and challenging to most visual designers. Key topics include historical techniques for creating tactile maps, examples and counterexamples of tactile map use cases, and promising technologies for expanding the availability of accessible maps in the future.

Please register here: https://events.stanford.edu/events/908/90805/

Mapping Grand Canyon National Park

UPDATE 4/15/2021: The recorded webinar can be watched here.

For those of you that like historical cartography and the Grand Canyon, you might find this online lecture very interesting.

2021 “Maps & America” Arthur Holzheimer Lecture: “Mapping Grand Canyon National Park”
April 8 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT

Tom Patterson, US National Park Service Cartographer (Ret.)
Mapping Grand Canyon National Park 

Tom Patterson, US National Park Service Cartographer (Ret.), will present a virtual talk, “Mapping Grand Canyon National Park,” on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 4 pm PDT.

Patterson’s presentation will focus on four recently published maps of Grand Canyon National Park that owe their design inspiration to renowned mapmakers of the twentieth century.

This will be the 31st annual Maps & America lecture, supported by an endowment created by Arthur and Janet Holzheimer.

The lecture series was inaugurated by the noted cartographic historian, Brian Harley, in 1990. Over the years, the series has featured many of the leading figures in the field of map history and provided a multifaceted survey of this rapidly developing field. A list of previous speakers can be viewed here.

Click below to register for the webinar.

One-Year MS in GIS @ CSULB

One-Year MS in GIS @ CSULB – Apply Now for Fall 2021!

Geospatial is everywhere. Harness and hone your geospatial skills and the power of the technology through a Master of Science in Geographic Information Science (MSGISci) at California State University Long Beach (CSULB).

The MSGISci is a 1-year, 30-unit MS degree program offered through the Department of Geography at CSULB. Classes are scheduled on weeknights and weekends to accommodate working professionals. Program details and application instructions can be found at http://www.beachgis.com.

Application review will begin April 1st. The deadline for domestic applicants is June 1st and April 1st for international students. 

Make sure to apply for financial aid for all graduate programs you may be considering. https://fafsa.ed.gov/.  

ArcGIS Earth Technical Session

Join the ArcGIS Earth team on February 24 for a technical session at the ESRI Federal GIS Conference to introduce the newest capabilities available in ArcGIS Earth. Whether you’re a first-time user or a seasoned professional, this session is designed to bring value to all ArcGIS Earth users by delivering a product overview as well as a demonstration of some of the newest, most exciting capabilities currently available, and a sneak peek into what’s on the roadmap. The session will be followed by a live Q&A with the product team to field all your questions related to ArcGIS Earth. Click here for more info and to register.

SCAG 2021 Student Showcase

SCAG is inviting college and university students in the region an opportunity to conceptualize, create, and submit ArcGIS StoryMaps using SCAG’s open data. This is a meaningful way to tell a story or provide insight, showcase plans and projects, engage supporters and stakeholders, illustrate the possibilities of data, and highlight the usefulness of open data at the regional level.

The 2021 Student Showcase will be a virtual StoryMap competition with two award categories: Innovation and Planning. An internal staff of planning professionals will evaluate the projects and select four winners.

In all, there will be a total of $6,000 awarded (one $2,000 first place prize and one runner-up $1,000 prize each per category).

Click here for more info.

Want to learn more about ArcGIS StoryMaps? Attend the Toolbox Tuesday on StoryMapping: Transforming Data Into Interactive Stories on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. Attendance is encouraged but not required. Entrants may also review meeting materials that will be posted online following the training to participate.