The GIS Management Handbook

URISA released the third edition of The GIS Management Handbook. The book is a comprehensive guide and reference to the field of GIS management. It provides practical information on the development, implementation, and operation of GIS programs and projects, for a full range of public sector, not-for-profit, and private sector organizations and companies. This book takes a practical approach providing clear descriptions of concepts, issues, and practices that may be used in operational to improve and maximize the efficiency of GIS programs and projects. The book comes in hardcover and digital versions.

The Most Important 18th-Century Map of California

If you have some cash to spend, like $600,000 to $800,000, you too could own this rare map of California! COSTANSÓ, MIGUEL DE. 1741-1814: Original Manuscript Map of Coastal California Signed (“Miguel de Costansó”).

Costansó was the engineer for the Portola Expedition, creating the first land based maps of the California coastline, and discovering and mapping the port of San Francisco for the first time. There are only 4 copies that still exist, and you can own one of them! Check it out, and good luck on your bid!

ArcGIS Online Updates

ESRI will be updating ArcGIS Online on November 9th. Some update highlights include:

  • Map Viewer Enhancements
    • Greater support for feature aggregation
    • Enhanced visualization in heat maps
    • New and enhanced editor for Arcade expressions
    • Greater visibility, customization, and control of hatch fills
    • Support for uploading PNG, GIF, SVG, or JPEG files as custom symbols
  • Improvements to Administrative Workflows
    • Visibility of last viewed date in the administrator’s item report
    • Ability to specify a default set of member categories for new members
  • ArcGIS Instant Apps
    • Support for exporting data as a CSV file in Sidebar
    • Animation of two or more numeric fields in Slider
  • Deprecations and Retirements
    • ArcGIS Dashboards Classic
    • Legacy Home Page in ArcGIS Online
    • Presentation for Map Viewer Classic
    • Minimalist Template in ArcGIS Instant Apps

For more information on the update, visit their posting about it here.

2022-23 CGIA Community Council Coordinating Committee Nomination

The California Geographic Information Association (CGIA) is looking for nominations for their new Coordinating Committee. The Coordinating Committee assists the Chair and Vice-Chair in the governance of the Council “on internal business matters such as developing agendas for Council meetings, maintaining the Council website, supporting communications, holding elections, responding to requests from Council members or constituencies, and establishing workgroups.”

Nominations close at 5:00 pm Friday, September 30, 2022. For more information, visit their announcement here.