2020 ESRI UC All Done

Well, the 2020 ESRI UC has come and gone … actually there are a few more online events and special interest group meetings today.  My impression of this online conference?  Let’s just say parts were informative.  However, I bet it was a monumental task to pull it all together.

The plenary and workshop videos are still online when you login to esri.com/uc .  Not sure how long they will stay up.  I did notice they have some recorded content on YouTube here and also on the ESRI video site here.

Add a comment below about your impressions of the conference.  Let’s hope we are back in San Diego next year!

SCAG/ESRI Special Interest Group Meeting Today

Hello everyone,

This is a reminder of the SCAG/ESRI Special Interest Group meeting, Thursday July 16th from 1 pm to 3 pm.  It is a free event and open to all government agencies.  It will introduce you to an exciting new initiative: the SCAG Regional Data Platform (RDP).  Your involvement in this project is essential to shaping the future of planning and sustainable development in the SCAG region, locally and regionally. To kick-start a meaningful collaboration, we would like to gather local jurisdictions to introduce the project and what it means to you, showcase initial ideas, ask for feedback, and explain what’s coming in the next year. This meeting will also highlight progress on a number of other SCAG initiatives, such as the SoCal Greenprint, and High Injury Network (HIN).

*Please note that this Special Interest Group Meeting is a private event, and is therefore not listed in the official EsriUser Conference schedule

We hope you will join us for this special event!

Join us via Zoom
https://esri.zoom.us/j/98165518627

Please RSVP to the SCAG Special Interest Group Meeting

https://arcg.is/1iGvKK

The RDP Core Team, Tom Vo at vo@scag.ca.gov or Javier Aguilar at aguilar@scag.ca.gov can answers any questions and provide further information on this event.

Best Regards,

SCAG RDP Core Team

Virtual URISA GIS Leadership Academy

URISA just announced their Inaugural Virtual GIS Leadership Academy, to be held August 3-7, limited to 30 individuals.

The curriculum emphasizes best practices and skills-based training taught by GIS experts committed to preparing others for leadership in managing challenges and figuring ways to help groups and organizations achieve their goals.  The cost to attend will be $600 for URISA members and $800 for non-members.

For more info and to register, click here.

Looking for GIS/GitHub Expert

My firm (National Demographics, Inc) is looking for someone both knowledgeable with GIS and familiar with GitHub to help us modify and use a GitHub-posted program (for an online GIS mapping tool) for a company project.

We seek a consultant to advise us on how hard it would be to modify that tool to achieve our needs, and perhaps to do the modification work for us. GitHub site and program here: https://github.com/districtr/districtr

If interested, please contact Douglas Johnson, djohnson@NDCresearch.com. Thank you.

Neglected Dam Map

Thousands of people in the U.S. may be at risk from dams that are rated in poor or unsatisfactory condition.  An Associated Press investigation has identified at least 1,680 dams in 44 states and the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico that are considered to be high hazard and in poor or unsatisfactory condition.  A dam is listed as high hazard if its failure is likely to result in people being killed.  The dams and their date of last inspection have been plotted on an interactive map.  Looks like there is only 1 in California.

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US Flood Risk Map

A new online flood risk map has been released by the nonprofit organization First Street Foundation.  The online tool can tell you the current flood risk for your home and possible future risks.

The flood model used by Flood Factor is based on models of flood risk from rainfall, overflowing rivers high tides, and coastal storm surge.  It takes into account such as factors as flooding history, elevation and proximity to water.  To predict future risk of flooding other factors are also taken into account, such as different climate models and predicted sea level rise and predicted future precipitation patterns in the local area.  Check it out!

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