Sustaining Members





2016-17 Chair’s Message

I am honored and looking forward to serving you as Chair of the California Geographic Information Association (CGIA). I have been a board member for the past two years and am a Senior GIS Analyst at the County of Los Angeles Enterprise GIS (eGIS) Group in the Internal Services Department.christine1_resized

The Board of Directors have worked diligently the past few years to make the CGIA website a valuable resource for the geospatial community (e.g. collection and dissemination of GIS documents, map of California GIS contacts) and to build a close partnership with the California GIS Council. I would like to put the focus back on our members and my goals for the 2016-2017 year are to:

  • Expand our outreach to our members
  • Engage our members in additional activities and events organized by CGIA
  • Continue to promote the effective use of GIS across the state of California as outlined in our mission statement (

You, as a CGIA member, are valuable in helping us continue our efforts to provide more opportunities in serving the geospatial community in California. We have developed a survey and I hope you take this time and opportunity to communicate your thoughts about CGIA as well as help develop GIS events for the upcoming 2016-17 year.

Survey link:

You have a dedicated group of elected Board of Directors that are ready to serve you ( Please feel free to share any ideas you have by emailing me at


Christine Lam
2016-17 CGIA Chair