Deep Learning and ArcGIS using Python

ESRI has an upcoming GeoDev Webinar about Integrating Deep Learning with ArcGIS using Python (August 24th).  This webinar will showcase examples of applying Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning to geospatial data using ArcGIS API for Python. It will cover several scenarios of applying the latest machine learning and deep learning techniques to geospatial data.  Sign up today!

727 Best Colleges

Looking for a college?  Though GIS programs were not used as a factor, check out this listing of colleges based on graduation rates, tuition charges, family borrowing, and alumni earnings (plus 22 other data points) to find the country’s top values.

Top ranked in the SoCal area:

#2 University of California – San Diego
#3 University of California – Irvine
#4 University of California – Los Angeles
#12 California Institute of Technology – Pasadena
#22 California State University – Long Beach
#32 University of California – Riverside
#45 California State University – Dominguez Hills
#47 California State Polytechnic University – Pomona

And if you are looking for colleges in the area that have GIS programs, check out the Education section on the resources page.

Rio Hondo GIS Courses

Rio Hondo College GIS courses start the week of August 18th.  Registration is open for Fall GIS classes on campus and an Introductory course on location at the LA County Department of Public Works (900 S Fremont Ave, Alhambra).  A new Geospatial Programming (Python) & Web Services class (GIS280) is also offered.

A list of GIS classes can be found here.  Fees are $46/unit and some classes can be used to transfer to CSU and others.  Steps for applying for admission and registering for the classes can be found here and can be performed entirely online with no fees.  Applying for admission however should be done early to provide you the option to registering without delay as classes can fill quick.

Please contact Professor Warren Roberts at wroberts@riohondo.edu for inquiries about waivers needed for prerequisites and corequisites or any other info that you would like to ask.

Free ESRI Public Safety Webinars

ESRI is hosting a webinar series dedicated to the trends, technical advancements, best practices, and special topics relating to GIS in public safety.  Each webinar highlights a different subject relevant to your organization’s missions, workflows, and operations.  Upcoming webinars include the following:

  • ESRI Law Enforcement Webinar Series: Introduction to the New ArcGIS Pro Add-In to Support Crime Analysis Workflows, June 7, 2018, 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. (PDT)
  • ESRI National Security Webinar Series: Indoors and Outside—Securing Critical Facilities and Workplaces, June 13, 2018, 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. (PDT)
  • ESRI Fire and EMS Webinar Series: Ventura County Fire’s Response to the Thomas Fire Using GIS, June 20, 2018, 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. (PDT)

Visit the ESRI Public Safety Webinar Series website to register for upcoming events and stay up to date with GIS solutions for public safety agencies.

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2017 Geography Graduate Program Rankings

Though the article is from last year, I think it still applies if you are a student looking for a great Geography Graduate Program for the fall.  You can check out the rankings here.

Some top schools in California include UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Berkeley.

The article also touches on why online might not be a good idea for a graduate program and just taking GIS courses for a GIS certificate does not give you a deeper understanding of the world and teach you the ability to think spatially … Geography will.

USGS Water Resources and Land Change Information

The USGS Library provides reference services and instructional sessions to library users on finding print, digital, and online library materials. They are offering two webinars.

The first will focus on how to find and use information sources and products related to water use, surface water, groundwater, water quality, floods, droughts, and hurricanes (data, databases, publications, maps, and field and laboratory methods).  Click here for more info and to register.

The second will focus on how to find and use information sources and products related to long-term and short-term land changes from natural-hazard events, land-use change, and example reference inquiries related to finding current and historical land information.  Click here for more info and to register.

Both webinars will also cover education tools available from the USGS and other geoscience stakeholders.