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GIS Director position at Maricopa Orchards in Fresno

Job Summary:

Maricopa Orchards is seeking a qualified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) to manage company mapping software along with geographical information and data related to our organization. The GISP candidate will develop our custom GIS database and mapping analysis.  The GISP will also integrate existing company software and data necessary for capturing, managing, analyzing and displaying all forms of geographic information.  In addition, the candidate must be able to collaborate with IT disciplines to ensure that necessary changes to the information technology environment are instituted with an appropriate level of quality, cost, and consistency.

Click here for more info & to apply.

CGIA & SoCal URISA Pizza Night at 2017 Esri User Conference

Hello Everyone,

In conjunction with Geospatial LA and Geospatial San Diego, CGIA and SoCal URISA are hosting “pizza night” for their members and those interested in joining. It should be fun and lively! Pizza will be provided, yum!

Feel free to bring a friend and introduce them to the CGIA family, we hope they will all want to join us.

Here is the flyer for the event and location (click here to download flyer).

Event details:

Monday, July 10th
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Basic Urban Kitchen
410 10th Ave
San Diego, CA

Please RSVP just so we can get a count: http://cgia.org/events/rsvp/ .

Hope to see you there.

GIS position at Orange County Sanitation District

OCSD is currently looking to fill the role of an IT Analyst III (GIS).

https://www.ocsd.com/about-us/jobs/job-openings

Under general direction, provides highly advanced professional level support to departments with highly complex systems and programs including the analysis, evaluation, design, development, and testing of software and hardware programs. This person will assist in the technical responsibility for OCSD's Enterprise Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program and provides services in architectural design, integration, implementation, back-end administration, troubleshooting and performs database management duties. Assist in the development of enterprise solutions in support of other OCSD divisions. Designs optimum system configurations, develops and implements testing plans, ensures system quality assurance, evaluates whether new programs meet users' business needs and technology requirements and makes adjustments where needed. Organizes and prioritizes a variety of Information Technology projects in an effective and timely manner. The successful candidate will provide these services in support of other OCSD divisions, consultants, and contractors; conduct training to users of GIS applications; assist OCSD 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.

GIS/Programmer announcement – Tahoe Conservancy

GIS/Programmer announcement. Please feel free to forward to possible candidates.
https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=61339

Please note that the announcement indicates we will consider hiring from either the Research Program Specialist 1 list or the Staff Programmer Analyst (Specialist) list. To apply for one or both classifications the candidate will need to take the corresponding exam. They can find the exams here: https://jobs.ca.gov/

If folks have questions about applying, please have them contact Stefanie Melendez at 530-543-6014. If they have questions about the job, please have them contact Jim Brockett at 530-543-6035.

Nominations are still open for 2017 CGIA GIS Awards

Nominate a coworker!

CGIA annually recognizes outstanding achievements in GIS within California through its awards program.Awards are open to any person in the State of California, and will be announced at a social event at the ESRI User Conference July 10, 2017, San Diego, California.

Nominations for the 2017 Annual CGIA Awards are now open for these categories.

  • Student Project or Paper  : Granted to the outstanding quality of work using GIS technology. A travel award (up to $500) to the 2017 ESRI User Conference will be given to the recipient of this award. The travel award can be used toward the registration fee (a must), hotel, and/or flight/gas. Receipts are required. The recipient must provide a written summary of his/her overall experience of the ESRI conference along with a brief review of the sessions attended (due no later than July 31, 2017).
  • Exemplary Systems Award: Granted for outstanding application of GIS technology representing innovative, elegant, or creative techniques.
  •  Advancement of Collaboration Award: Granted for outstanding inter-organization collaborative efforts in GIS.
  •  Outstanding Internet Application Award: Granted to the outstanding integration of GIS and web technologies demonstrating excellence in aesthetic presentation, functionality, ease of use, and overall user experience.
  •  Excellence in Education Award: Granted to the educational institution that displays extraordinary approach, contribution, development or commitment to GIS education in California.

Start Nomination

Nominations must be submitted by May 1, 2017

Contact CGIA Board Member- Fiona Renton (fiona.renton@boe.ca.gov), or CGIA Chair Christine Lam (christineslam@gmail.com) with questions.

Nominations open for 2017 CGIA GIS Awards

CGIA annually recognizes outstanding achievements in GIS within California through its awards program.Awards are open to any person in the State of California, and will be announced at a social event at the ESRI User Conference July 10, 2017, San Diego, California.

Nominations for the 2017 Annual CGIA Awards are now open for these categories.

  • Student Project or Paper  : Granted to the outstanding quality of work using GIS technology. A travel award (up to $500) to the 2017 ESRI User Conference will be given to the recipient of this award. The travel award can be used toward the registration fee (a must), hotel, and/or flight/gas. Receipts are required. The recipient must provide a written summary of his/her overall experience of the CalGIS conference along with a brief review of the sessions attended (due no later than July 31, 2017).
  • Exemplary Systems Award: Granted for outstanding application of GIS technology representing innovative, elegant, or creative techniques.
  •  Advancement of Collaboration Award: Granted for outstanding inter-organization collaborative efforts in GIS.
  •  Outstanding Internet Application Award: Granted to the outstanding integration of GIS and web technologies demonstrating excellence in aesthetic presentation, functionality, ease of use, and overall user experience.
  •  Excellence in Education Award: Granted to the educational institution that displays extraordinary approach, contribution, development or commitment to GIS education in California.

Start Nomination

Nominations must be submitted by May 1, 2017

Important Updates for CalGIS LocationCon 2017

CalGIS 2017 updates:

Conference dates are May 22-24, 2017 (Note: no longer 25th).

Schedule (subject to change) is now posted: https://calgis2017.locationcon.org/conference/schedule/session/2017-05-22

Registration tool is also live: https://www.regonline.com/calgislocationcon2017

Link for reserving hotel rooms: https://aws.passkey.com/event/49044166/owner/17821/home

The early bird deadline (and hotel room block deadline) for regular conference attendees is April 23rd.

Giveway: Complimentary pass to CalGIS 2017 on May 22-24

CGIA has a complimentary pass to CalGIS 2017, held in Oakland from May 22-24, and we would like to give it away to one of our members! All you have to do is fill out this brief form by 3/31/17 and we will notify the winner at the beginning of April. It's at least a $249 value! The pass does not include any travel expenses; it just gets you into the conference. We require that you help out at the CGIA booth in the exhibit area during prime exhibition hours (e.g. happy hour reception on Monday night). Don't worry, you'll have time to attend plenty of sessions.

CalGIS LocationCon 2017 is a co-hosted conference that combines the annual California GIS conference (CalGIS) with LocationCon which is a new LocationTech event that targets Eclipse Foundation members and others who attend FOSS4GNAFOSS4G and LocationTech Tour events.

CalGIS LocationCon 2017 provides content for and builds bridges between the CalGIS community who focus on GIS best practices in government, non-profit, education and consulting in California, and the LocationTech community who develop advanced location aware technologies via collaboration with commercially-friendly open source software.

CalGIS LocationCon 2017 attendees will include a diverse mix of geospatial professionals, developers, decision-makers, researchers, vendors, students and other geo-focused professionals.

Click here to go to the CalGIS 2017 conference website

 

SoCal Marine GIS Users Group Meeting 3/30

The Southern California Marine GIS User Group is excited to announce its 2017 Spring Meeting, hosted by the Orange County Sanitation District's Ocean Monitoring group!

The meeting with be at OCSD's Ellis Avenue location on March 30th, from 1 to 4 pm.

If you're interesting in presenting, please contact Ken Sakamoto at: ksakamoto@ocsd.com.

FREE REGISTRATION: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scmgisug-spring-2017-meeting-tickets-32832415639

 

CGIA GeoSummit at UC Merced

CGIA is pleased to sponsor the 6th Annual GeoSummit at UC Merced on Thursday, April 6, 2017.  This event is the premier GIS event in the Central Valley.  The event is free, registration is required, campus parking is about $6.00 for the day, and lunch is included.  For more information and to register please follow this link:  http://geosummit2017.eventbrite.com .  See you there!

CalGIS 2017 Abstracts Deadline Extended to Feb 17

Call for Presentations and Workshops - Feb 17 Deadline

CalGIS LocationCon 2017 invites presentations on a wide range of topics to be discussed May 22-24, 2017. This is a unique chance for members of the Open Source GIS community and traditional GIS groups to meet and showcase their tools, solutions and projects. Invitation is open to all.

Submissions will be assessed on their originality, interest to GIS and GIS related fields, and likelihood of advancing the discipline. Submissions may be technical or creative, scientific or experiential, individual or institutional in scope and approach. Submissions and optional papers will be assessed on how well they demonstrate a clear goal of relevance to geospatial technology, use of systematic investigation or methods, completeness of results or recommendations, and significance of conclusions.

Click here for more conference info

Giveaway: One free pass to Los Angeles Geospatial Summit on Feb 24th

The Seventh Annual Los Angeles Geospatial Summit is an annual one-day professional development and networking event presented by the USC Spatial Sciences Institute. It will be on Friday, February 24, 2017 .

CGIA has a complimentary pass and we would like to give it away to one of our members! All you have to do is fill out this brief form by 2/6/17 and we will notify the winner within a few days.

Summit topics include:

  • Learn about Google Geo and the power of location-based services and analysis in all parts of the business enterprise in the opening keynote address.
  • Get the industry lowdown on the potential and opportunities from drones with GIS.
  • Hear how the City of Los Angeles GeoHub and the impact of open data on government.
  • Find out new “tips and tricks” for GPS data collection.
  • Get mentorship advice.
  • Network with industry professionals throughout the day.
  • Gain experience in presenting and listening to “lightning talks” and poster presentation.
  • Talk with company and organization representatives at the lunchtime Knowledge Network tables:
    • BAE Systems
    • California Geographic Information Association
    • California Surveying and Drafting Supply, Inc.
    • County of Los Angeles
    • Esri
    • SoCal URISA

Registration Fee (includes continental breakfast, beverage breaks, and lunch)

Students: $40
CGIA and SoCal URISA Members and USC alumni: $60
Professionals: $70

Qualifies for GISP credit

Photos from Plane Tour

CGIA hosted an event with EagleView/Pictometry to take a tour of the planes that capture high resolution aerial imagery. It was awesome and informative. We got to view the sensors from under the plane!

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URISA’s GIS Leadership Academy

For the first time since it debuted in 2007, URISA's GIS Leadership Academy is coming to California. It will be in San Diego, April 3-7, 2017. The ULA is not a conference, but a week-long GIS leadership and management training program and space is intentionally limited to encourage deep discussions and exercises.  Don't delay registering as the event is filling quite rapidly! http://www.urisa.org/education-events/urisa-leadership-academy/

Registration is discounted until February 1.

Check out the daily schedule.

CalGIS 2017 Abstract Deadline is Jan 31

CalGIS LocationCon invites presentations on a wide range of GIS and mapping topics. Accepted speakers receive significant registration discount!

CalGIS LocationCon 2017 is a unique chance for members of the Open Source GIS community, traditional GIS groups, government, and industry to meet and showcase their tools, solutions, and projects. 

Whether it is big data, analytics, small satellites, IoT, AI, BIM/CAD, drones, 3D, cartography, or any other use of geospatial you should submit your abstract and share your project, knowledge and experiences. Selected speakers will receive a discount on conference registration fees.

Submit now!

Info on discounted speaker registration fee: https://calgis2017.locationcon.org/registration

CGIA Event Follow-up: Location of Plane Tour

The location for the plane tour (January 27, 2017 at 7:45 AM) will be held at:

Signature Flight Support
3333 E Spring St, Suite 205
Long Beach, CA 90806

If additional details arise in terms of getting to the location, you will receive an email so please be sure to sign up!

Call for Papers for CalGIS/LocationCon 2017

CalGIS/LocationCon 2017 Conference is coming May 22-24 in Oakland!

CalGIS LocationCon 2017 is a co-hosted conference that combines the annual California GIS conference (CalGIS) with LocationCon which is a new LocationTech event that targets Eclipse Foundation members and others who attend FOSS4GNAFOSS4G and LocationTech Tour events.

CalGIS LocationCon 2017 provides content for and builds bridges between the CalGIS community who focus on GIS best practices in government, non-profit, education and consulting in California, and the LocationTech community who develop advanced location aware technologies via collaboration with commercially-friendly open source software.

CalGIS LocationCon 2017 attendees will include a diverse mix of geospatial professionals, developers, decision-makers, researchers, vendors, students and other geo-focused professionals.

CALL FOR PAPERS IS NOW OPEN

What's Different about CalGIS LocationCon 2017 vs. past CalGIS conferences? CalGIS LocationCon 2017 will offer a deeper, more rewarding conference experience compared to past CalGIS conferences in many ways:

  • 4-day conference vs. past 3-day conferences
  • Monday workshop day offering a range of workshops that are included in the conference registration package and not required to be purchased as add-on features
  • Expected audience that is twice as large as past CalGIS conferences
  • More diverse and dynamic mix of conference attendees that is a combination of the typical CalGIS crowd with the Location Tech community
  • Expanded geospatail content showcasing the latest highly innovative research in both commercial and open source solutions
  • Wide range of diverse keynote/plenary sessions
  • Additional social events to encourage more interaction, networking and information sharing
  • Lunch provided daily
  • Vendor/exhibitor area that is centrally located with high traffic during the conference

Help Support the Conference!

  • Spread the word to colleagues and friends
  • Encourage your company or organization to be a sponsor
  • Give a presentation to share your knowledge
  • Help plan the conference by volunteering

CGIA Event: Tour of plane that captures aerial imagery (1/27/17)

The next CGIA event is planned and it is just around the corner! Capture of high resolution aerial imagery for Los Angeles County will commence within the next month and EagleView is kind enough to arrange a tour of their twin engine plane for CGIA members! We'll get to check out the camera sensors used to capture orthogonal imagery, oblique imagery, and/or infrared.

"Ever Wonder How Aerial Imagery is Captured?  
Learn how imagery is captured when varying resolutions are needed
"Why is Imagery captured at Different Altitudes"
Learn How a imagery capture is flight planned and the challenges that come with that plan.
"What are all the equipment components used to capture imagery"
Learn the various processes and equipment used to capture imagery from a small plane. 

 

Date: January 27, 2017
Time: 7:45 AM (Why so early? So we do not disrupt capture schedule and cut into optimal sunlight hours.)
 
Signature Flight Support
3333 E Spring St, Suite 205
Long Beach, CA 90806

Space is very limited so sign up here if you want to join in on the tour: https://wejoinin.com/sheets/cvuxd

If you have any questions, please email Christine Lam at chair@cgia.org

CGIA Member Spotlight: RuthAnne Harbison

ruthanne-gis2 RuthAnne Harbison, GISP

Job:

GIS Coordinator
City of Merced

Bio:  Have been in public service for 46 years starting in the Health Department for the County of Madera. Also worked for the Courts, Environmental Health, and the Information Technology departments in the County of Madera.  While in Environmental Health was introduced to GIS and became the lead for the GIS Committee.  Was transferred to IT in March of 2003 and recruited for my current position a couple of months later.

Have served as the GIS Coordinator, practitioner, coach, advisor of all things GIS here in Merced in and across all departments. Working with staff in each department, have been able to grow the use of GIS for the benefit of the citizens of Merced.

Have served on the board of CGIA as a board member for Cities, Secretary for several years, Vice-Chair, Chair, past chair, Membership Committee chair, and now again on the board for Cities. As part of the outreach initiative, have chaired the GeoSummit at UC Merced for the last five years.  It is one of CGIA’s most successful partnerships.  I’ve been on the planning committee for CalGIS for 10 years, chairing the conference in 2008 where we had 458 attendees and 51 vendors.  Also currently serving on the executive board for the CA GIS Council.

I’ve been involved with the Women in GIS movement for several years and serve on the outreach committee.

I’ve enjoyed presenting at various conferences, community events, and schools on the wonders and benefits of GIS. Have presented a GIS Day event here in Merced for 12 years and host a map gallery the entire month of November in the Civic Center lobby with maps from several departments and various agencies in Merced County.

Project(s): For the last nine years GIS has supported the dispatch system for the City of Merced Police and Fire. We currently use several layers for officers to display a map in their software and dispatchers can see their location as well as do proximity dispatching for better efficiency on calls for service.  We are starting to use the Collector app more in various divisions in Public Works to develop a better record of infrastructure inventory and history of inspections.  Story maps are also becoming popular with several departments and are fun to put together.

What is the best career advice you received? Be honest, caring, respectful, trustworthy, and a good listener.

Best GIS quote: “What if your entire organization could use spatial data?”  I think it really gets people thinking about all the possibilities.

Me:  I was born in upstate Wisconsin and grew up in central California.  (Still a Green Bay Packers fan.)  I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and we all like to travel.

Thanks for the memoriesI have truly enjoyed getting to know so many of you and work with you on projects and conferences.  You have all inspired me throughout my GIS career and I am grateful for your kindness and friendship.  I wish you all the best in your careers and hope our paths cross again.

GIS Day with Geospatial San Diego and SoCal URISA

Geospatial San Diego and SoCal URISA are teaming up to bring you a multi-faceted GIS Day event. The event will feature a presentation by Phil Gershkovich of Cooper Aerial Survey (~30 min) followed by a tour of the San Diego Office of Emergency Services (OES) operations center (~45-60 min) provided by Rob Barreras, Sr. Emergency Services Coordinator. After the presentation and tour, we're heading over to Societe Brewing Company for food and beer. Please join us for this great networking event!

Location:

San Diego County - Office of Emergency Services (OES)

5580 Overland Avenue, Suite 100

San Diego, CA 92123

When:

16 Nov 2016

5:00 - 8:00pm

 

For more information, see:  goo.gl/lIg0f3