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.

NGAC Summer Meeting Held

The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) held their summer meeting June 26-27, 2018 at the Department of the Interior, Washington, DC.  The NGAC is a Federal Advisory Committee (FACA) to the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC).  The role of the NGAC is to provide advice and recommendations related to the national geospatial program and the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure.  A summary of the meeting can be found here.

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.