The One-Page GIS ROI Approach

Some of you might remember Wade Kloos when he was working at ESRI as an Account Manager for the LA and Orange County areas many years ago.  He is currently the Director of Enterprise Systems at Utah Department of Natural Resources and has recently done a presentation at the 2018 NWGIS User Conference about why ROI studies rarely get done and how you can use a One-Page GIS ROI solution yourself for free!

He states, “By doing this ROI investigation yourself, Continue reading

GIS Day 2018 is Here!

GIS Day 2018 is finally here.  I am sure most of us GIS types are going to show off our work this week.  Here are a few locations celebrating GIS Day this week:

Los Angeles County
City of Irvine
City of Riverside
UC Riverside
Ventura College
CSU Northridge
UCLA
Palomar College

Also check out the GIS Day map for a location near you!

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Halloween Candy Map 2018

Americans are expected to spend about $9 billion on Halloween this year as they buy costumes, decorations, greeting cards and candy for the annual Oct. 31 event.

The National Retail Federation estimates that more than 175 million Americans are planning to participate in Halloween activities this year, spending about $3.2 billion on costumes, $2.7 billion on decorations, and $2.6 billion on candy.

Bulk candy dealer CandyStore.com looked through 11 years of data to come up with the favorite Halloween candy in each U.S. state.  Continue reading

The Measure W Map – Using GIS for Taxes

Ah taxes, don’t you just love em?  Every year there seems to be a new tax we have to pay.  And now there is Measure W for a new proposed property tax, and it uses GIS!  Et tu, GIS? 🙂

Do you own property in LA County?  Read on.  You rent in LA County?  Your landlord can raise your rent to cover the tax.  You should read on too.  Continue reading