GIS Analyst Position @ OCSan

The Orange County Sanitation District has an opening for an IT Analyst III – GIS Analyst. The position is full time and pays $107,244.80 – $130,270.40 annually.

Under general supervision, the IT Analyst III provides Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data development support; participates in the translation of CAD files to GIS format including creation and attribution of relational data per data design standards; research and analyze consultant, OC San, and third-party project drawings to identify assets to be loaded into the GIS database and properly attributed. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining OC San’s GIS data models for two treatment plants and the collections system; maintain GIS database to ensure accuracy of data for use in OC San’s GIS applications; initiate and monitor GIS data versioning; conduct quality assurance checks prior to moving data into production level database. The successful candidate will provide these services in support of other OC San divisions, consultants, and contractors; conduct training to users of GIS applications; assist OC San staff with access to desktop and web based GIS applications; participate in the development and implementation of GIS standards and operating procedures; responds to requests for assistance from system users and resolves operational problems; performs a variety of specialized technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.

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CGIA Needs Leaders

CGIA has openings for its Board of Directors and for the Board Officer – Vice Chair position. These are important roles and leadership opportunities for the California GIS community of practice. They are two-year positions and the term of service will begin in July 2022. Self nominations are welcome. Nominations are due no later than close of business May 20, 2022.

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EV Charging Stations in the US

Check out this interactive map and article about the total EV charging stations in the US. If we will be forced to buy electric vehicles soon, they better up their charging stations! While California has 13,658 charging stations, Alaska only has 40. Check it out!

As a side note, according the NACS, there are more than 145,000 fueling stations across the United States. And as you know, they can fuel multiple vehicles at one time vs. just 1 EV charging station per vehicle.

2022 ASPRS Spring Tech Session

2022 Spring Technical Session Hosted by Pacific Southwest Region ASPRS. May 18, 2022 at 6pm in Concord, CA.

Please join colleagues, students and peers in the Remote Sensing profession for an evening of insightful presentations, thoughtful discussion and snacks!

Featured presentations include “Airborne Thermography for Bridge Decks”, “Statewide Ground Surface Subsidence: Precise Measurement via Remote Sensing Survey – 2015 through 2024”, and “Mapping Accuracy Assessment of UAS Platforms”.

Click here for more information and to RSVP.

New Stuff in ArcGIS Earth

Here are some new enhancements to ArcGIS Earth:

  • The new on-screen navigation controller offers a more flexible navigation of the globe by adding zoom functionality, viewport navigation, vantage point, and orientation control into a sleek and user-friendly on-screen component. It’s also great for navigating on laptops without a mouse!
  • Vector tile layers have been a highly requested and long-awaited addition to ArcGIS Earth—now you can add vector tile layers to the My Data or Startup layer folders or set them as the basemap, depending on the data and what suits your workflow. 
  • With the new 3D labeling capability in ArcGIS Earth, you can customize the style and visualization of 3D labels on the fly and set the label position and style in a 3D global view.

Click below to read the latest on new features and functionality including KML, multi-selection and batch editing, and attribute tables.

California’s Wild Spaces

Love maps and want to save California’s wild spaces? This site is for you!

California is making plans to protect 30% of its lands and coastal waters by 2030 (called 30×30). And with it is a new mapping tool to support their “30×30″ goal.

The CA Nature website allows you to explore the landscape and consider which areas you might want to see protected in the future. The site’s “conserved areas explorer” shows the 24.1 million acres that are already conserved, many of them as parks, forests, and preserves. Other interactive maps show which lands and waters offer the greatest biodiversity, and how rising temperatures and changing rainfall patterns are expected to alter the state’s landscapes. Check it out!

GIS Intern @ Santa Clarita

The City of Santa Clarita has a GIS Intern opening for a college student. The GIS intern will participate in projects related to geographic information data, mapping applications, and a variety of planning, engineering, and administrative functions for the City. 20-25 hours per week is preferred. $17.17 – $27.49 hourly. The expected duration of this internship is from May 2022 to May 2023.

Click here for more info and to apply.

Taxes Due Today?

Usually April 15th is when our taxes are due, but not this year. Due to a holiday in Washington DC today, Emancipation Day, our taxes will be due on Monday the 18th.

Which brings up a question, which states pay the highest tax rates? Check out the map below:

Unfortunately California is the highest … probably not a good idea to retire in California! Note that Tennessee has joined seven other states that do not levy any individual income tax. Also note there are 10 states that have flat income tax. Click here for more info.

And one more thing. If you are in the CalPERS system for retirement, and you retire in another state, you can elect to have no California tax taken out of your retirement check!

If you are planning on retiring, check out this tool that you can use to compare states that have taxes on retirees.