History of Cartography Competition

Students of the history of cartography are invited to submit papers for the 2020 Ristow Prize competition. Undergraduate, graduate, and first-year postdoctoral students of any nationality are eligible to compete. Papers must be in English, not exceeding 7500 words, and should be submitted digitally as a PDF document to kaparker18th@gmail.com by 1 June 2020. Appropriate illustrations, especially maps, are encouraged. The winning essay will receive a cash prize of $1000 and will be published in The Portolan, the journal of the Washington Map Society. The prize, named in honor of the late Dr. Walter W. Ristow, is sponsored by the Washington Map Society of Washington, D. C. For more information, including a list of previous winners, go to the website www.WashMapSociety.org or contact Dr. Katherine Parker at kaparker18th@gmail.com.

GIS Day Next Week

GIS Day 2019 is almost upon us.  If you have an event and want to get the word out, send an announcement request through the About page and I will get it posted right away.

Here is one for the City of Irvine.  They are celebrating GIS Day on November 14.

The big one at LA County will happen on November 13.

GIS Day will be celebrated at a number of colleges like: Pierce College, CSUN, and USC.

Channel Islands Regional GIS Collaborative (CIRGIS) will have GIS Day on December 6 at Ventura College.  The keynote speaker will be Michael Goodchild.

Also make sure to register your event on the GIS Day website.

 

The Huntington Fellowship

The Huntington is pleased to announce an addition to its fellowship program that may hold particular interest for members of this group. This fellowship is unusual among the Huntington’s offerings in having no specific degree requirements. To apply, please go to https://fellowships.huntington.org/; for further details, contact Natalie Serrano at nserrano@huntington.org.

The Huntington Fellowship in the Materiality of Print Culture
This newly created fellowship in the materiality of print culture provides one month of support for research in any aspect of printing history, book production, or illustration technologies including photography. Applications are welcomed from those inside and outside the academy, but are especially encouraged from librarians, curators, conservators, and advanced practitioners of any of the allied arts of printing, printmaking, photography, graphic design, or book production. Applicants must have a focused research project that centers on some material aspect of print culture and must demonstrate how research in The Huntington’s Library collections is critical to its development.

GIS Essentials Workshop

GIS Essentials Workshop Announcement: Thursday, September 26th, 2019

In the GIS Essentials: Mapping Your Community™ workshop you’ll learn to create maps and analyze data about your local community. The class is perfect for beginners and anyone that would like a refresher on mapping and ArcGIS. Workshops are taught by bestselling author Gina Clemmer using the GIS 20: Essential Skills (included in registration) as a guide. 

These half day, hands-on workshops run from 9 AM / 12 EST to 2 PST / 5 EST. Each workshop is taught online, by a live instructor. Students dial in to a conference call and login from any computer to view the screen share. The interactive class makes it easy for students to ask questions and participate in group discussions. The cost is $495.

► The workshop: Focuses on teaching the fundamentals of using a Geographic Information System (GIS) for community analysis and mapping. Participants will learn how to create basic reference maps, color shaded maps and geocoded maps (address mapping).

► Upcoming Dates: Visit https://thegis20.com to sign up.

Thursday, September 26th
Thursday, October 10th
Thursday, November 14th

 Materials: The GIS 20: Essential Skills, Third Edition is included with your registration. The book is currently in the top ten Cartography books on Amazon and is the only ESRI book in the Library of Congress. It will be used for exercises and class discussion. The book includes a six month version of the software.

► Instructor: The class is taught by Gina Clemmer, bestselling author and GIS expert.

► PraiseClass participants consistently give the workshop the highest rank. Students appreciate the direct teaching method which offers a fast and comprehensive learning experience.

Great materials, great instructor and great organization. Thanks!” – Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago

“I especially liked the comprehensiveness of the course as well as the 2-hour segments of learning. Breaking up the learning really helped me retain what I learned. I have taken many IT trainings, but I have to say that Gina Clemmer is one of the best instructors I’ve ever had. I recommend this training to anyone that is interested in learning or improving their GIS skills.” GIS Project Coordinator, NYS Council on Children and Families

“I knew I needed to learn geo-analysis skills and I had to start somewhere. The GIS Essentials course was just the right level to get me where I needed to go. Starting with the basics, working through real-life examples, and upping the complexity made it worth my time. I also appreciated being able to ask questions specific to the projects I was working on. ” Research Data Analyst, Stanford University, School of Medicine

Free Next Gen 9-1-1 Workshop

Take advantage of this free NG9-1-1 workshop.  Topics include:

  • What is the role of Public Safety in NG9-1-1?
  • What is the role of GIS in NG9-1-1?
  • What is Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1?)
  • How 911 location information, validation, and routing is determined (MSAG, ALI, LDB, LVF, ECRF, and other alphabet soups)?
  • What is the rush… Where is the fire?

The workshop is for:

  • 9-1-1 Center and PSAP Personnel
  • Regional & State 9-1-1 Coordinators, MSAG Coordinators
  • GIS Managers, GIS Data Stewards, Addressing Authorities
  • Anyone who may benefit from a discussion regarding 9-1-1, GIS, and their roles in Next Gen 9-1-1

The workshop will be held September 24, 2019 from 10am to 2:30pm at 333 Olympic Drive, Santa Monica.  Lunch will be provided.  Park in the Civic Parking Structure on the corner of 4th & Olympic.

To RSVP, visit http://bit.ly/SantaMonicaScissors .

GIS Classes This Fall

Looking for a GIS class this Fall 2019?  Here are some local colleges that are offering GIS classes:

Cal Poly Pomona – GIS (GEO 2400/2400L), GIS Programming (GEO 3220/3220L)

CSU Dominguez Hills – GIS (GEO 415)

CSU Fullerton – Intro to GIS (GEOG 481), GIS Principles and Apps (GEOG 485), Map Making with GIS (GEOG 281)

CSU Long Beach – Intro to Digital Cartography (GEOG 380), Enterprise GIS (GEOG 484)

CSU Los Angeles – Intro to Geospatial Sciences (GEOG 2680), Fundamentals of GIS (GEOG 3690), Spatial Analysis and GIS Modeling (GEOG 4690)

CSU Northridge – Intro to GIS (GEOG 206/206L), Intermediate GIS (GEOG 306/306L), Advanced GIS (GEOG 406/406L), GIS Project Management (GEOG 408C/408CL)

CSU San Bernardino – Intro to GIS and Cartography (GEOG 202)

Claremont Graduate University – GIS Essential Concepts (IST 370)

Cypress College – Intro to GIS (GEOG 230C/F), GIS Spatial Analysis (GEOG 231C)

East Los Angeles College – Intro to GIS (GIS 025)

Loyola Marymount University – Intro to GIS (EVST 1010 or URBN 1010)

Mt. San Jacinto College – Intro to GIS (GEOG 115)

Occidental College – GIS I (GEO 150/150L)

Palomar College – GIS and Spatial Reasoning (GEOG 150)

Pasadena City College – Intro to GIS (GEOG 011), Map Interpretation and Spatial Analysis (GEOG 012), Data Acquisition and Management (GEOG 013)

Pierce College – Intro to GIS (GIS 025), Intermediate GIS Applications (GIS 033)

Pomona College – GIS in Environmental Analysis (EA 101 PO/EA 101 LPO)

Rio Hondo College – Intro to GIS (GIS 120), Intermediate GIS (GIS 220), Environmental GIS (GIS 230), Crime Mapping GIS (GIS 281), Cartography Design and GIS (GIS 221), Geospatial Programming & Web Services (GIS 280)

San Bernardino Valley College – Intro to GIS (GEOG 130)

San Diego Mesa College – GIS and Spatial Reasoning (GISG 104), Intro to Mapping and GIS (GISG 110), Spatial Analysis with GIS (GISG 112)

San Diego State University – GIS and Spatial Reasoning (GEOG 104), GIS Scripting Fundamentals (GEOG 383), Spatial Data Analysis (GEOG 385), GIS (GEOG 484)

Santa Monica College – Intro to GIS (GIS 20), Intermediate GIS (GIS 23), Applications in GIS (GIS 27)

UCLA – Intro to GIS (GEOG 7), Intro to Spatial Statistics (GEOG M171), GIS Programming and Development (GEOG 173), Geographic Data Visualization and Analysis (GEOG 208)

UCLA GIS Extension – Intro to GIS (GEOG XL 7), Intermediate GIS (GEOG XL 168), Advanced GIS (GEOG XL 170)

UCR GIS Extension – Essential GIS Skills (ERT X454.65), Principles of Web GIS Applications (ERT X453.61), GIS Applications Lab (ERT X453.4)

UCSB – Intermediate Geographical Data Analysis (GEOG 172), Intro to GIS and Science (GEOG 176A)

University of Redlands – Fundamentals of GIS (GIS 611)

USC – GIS for Policy, Planning, and Development (PPD 631)

USC Spatial Sciences – Maps and Spatial Reasoning (SSCI 301L), Statistics for the Spatial Sciences (SSCI 381), Spatial Computing (SSCI 580), Spatial Databases (SSCI 582), Spatial Analysis (SSCI 583), Geospatial Technology Project Management (SSCI 585), GIS Programming and Customization (SSCI 586), Web GIS (SSCI 591)

Ventura College – Fundamentals of Mapping and GIS (GIS V22), Intro to Mapping and GIS (GIS M01)

Earn Your MSGISci at CSULB

If you are interested in earning a graduate degree in GIS, consider the Masters of Science in Geographic Information Science (MSGISci) degree at California State University Long Beach (CSULB). The MSGISci is a 1-year, 30-unit MS degree program. In-person classes are offered on weeknights and weekends to accommodate working professionals. Program details and application instructions can be found at http://www.beachgis.com. Review of completed applications begins April 1, 2019.