Useless FCC Broadband Map

In February the FCC released their new broadband map showing the availability of high-speed internet in the US.  Many of you might remember their previous map which turned out to be completely useless.  Well … this new one seems to be about the same, not matching the reality on the ground.  Click below to read more about the story.

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A great example of how to lie with maps.  Hey!  There’s a book about that!  You should get it, it’s a great book.

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New LA County GIO

Congratulations to Steven Steinberg on becoming the new GIO at LA County!

Before joining the County, Steven was the Principal Scientist and Department Head for Information Management and Analysis at Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP) a public agency for environmental research located in Costa Mesa.

Steven has extensive experience with geospatial analysis technologies including GIS, remote sensing, and image analysis in interdisciplinary applications.  He has a B.S. in Natural Resources, a M.S. in Natural Resources Policy and Management, and a Ph.D. in Forestry (Geospatial Sciences).  He also has co-authored books, such as GIS Research Methods: Incorporating Spatial Perspectives (2015) and GIS for the Social Sciences: Investigating Space and Place (2006).

Send Your Name to the Sun

In celebration of the summer 2018 launch of the Parker Solar Probe, NASA is inviting the public to submit their names to be added to a microchip which will be placed onboard the spacecraft.

Read more about it on Geo Lounge (click image below), which also has a link to the site for you to register your name.  But hurry, you must submit your name by April 27, 2018!

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GIS Internship Opening

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has a paid Technical Services Student Internship opening for a current college student or graduate in GIS.

More information about that student internship can be found here and here.

This person will be working on current GIS projects in the Sheriff’s Department.  There is a possibility that the internship will lead into a full time GIS position.

To apply for the internship position, please send resumes to tsd-recruitment@sbcsd.org.