Nike Manufacturing Map

Many companies are becoming more open about how and where their products are manufactured. The Nike Manufacturing Map is an interactive map which shows the location of independent factories contracted to make Nike products. The map also allows you to access information about the product made by each factory and data about the employees.  Continue reading

That’s Amazing! Huell Howser’s Travel Shows

Huell Howser was an American television personality best known for hosting, producing, and writing California’s Gold, a human interest show that aired on California PBS stations.  He would explore natural wonders, historic landmarks, and quirky destinations in California.

Before he passed away in 2013, he donated his videotaped collection of California’s Gold episodes and others to Chapman University.  The school established the Huell Howser Archives which offers the public free access to the entire digitized collection of his life’s work!

And yes, there is a story map!  Just click on a location to get episode info and a link to the video to watch.  As Huell would say … That’s Amazing!



Your friends at SoCal URISA would like to encourage you to participate in GIS Day 2017 by visiting a local K-12 school to introduce/ promote GIS! There are plenty of ideas and resources on the GIS Day website. Posters, videos, and games are available for download. Scroll to the bottom to see the Children, Teen, and Adult hands-on activities.

If you do participate, please share your fun with us at: @URISAsocal or on our Facebook page.

SoCal URISA will have a booth set up at the LA County GIS Day event. Stop by to meet us and sign up for membership!


CSULB GIS Day Networking Social

Dear Friends of CSULB Geography:

Just a reminder to let you know about CSULB’s GIS Day Networking Social. We hope you will join us.

Please join CSULB Geography for our Annual GIS Day Mixer!  Reunite with classmates, meet our current CSULB GIS students and build your professional geospatial network!

Wednesday November 15th
CSULB Geography GIS Day Mixer
6:00 – 9:30 PM  @ On the Rocks
5755 E. Pacific Coast Highway Long Beach CA

Please RSVP to by November 10th.

 …What a way to top off your day of celebrations! I hope to see you there.