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.

2018 SCAG Student Poster/Story Map Challenge

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) has a major opportunity for college and university students in the region. On May 3, SCAG’s annual Regional Conference & General Assembly will feature a special Student Showcase session featuring sustainability planning posters and GIS Story Maps selected through a competitive application process. This will be an opportunity for students to share their work with more than 1,000 elected officials, planners, and regional leaders.

Students whose projects are chosen will be designated as SCAG Conference Fellows, receiving complimentary event registration, hotel accommodation and admission to an exclusive “Future Leaders in Regional Planning” professional development seminar during the conference.

One project from each category will also be designated as the “best in show” by a panel of judges and receive a $1,000 cash prize.

Abstracts are due April 10 and final projects are due April 24.  For more info on the guidelines and submissions, click below.

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MSGISci at CSULB

The Masters of Science in Geographic information Science (MSGISci) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is currently accepting applications for Fall 2018. The MSGISci is a 1-year, 30-unit MS degree program; classes are offered on weeknights and weekends to accommodate working professionals.

Please visit www.beachgis.com for more details.  Review of applications begins April 1st (please note the upcoming March 2nd FAFSA application deadline for CA applicants https://fafsa.ed.gov/deadlines.htm#).

Next Gen 9-1-1 Workshops

The SoCal URISA Chapter is hosting two free Next Gen 9-1-1 events in Orange County on February 20th and LA County on February 21st.

Topics Covered:

  • Why Next Gen 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1)?
  • Key stakeholders: PSAP, Address, GIS
  • 9-1-1 Technology, Terminology & Standards
  • GIS and Next Generation 9-1-1
  • Getting Your GIS Ready
  • Real-World Examples and Lessons Learned

For more info on these free workshops and to register, visit their Events page.