Sustaining Members





Public forum on NAIP Imagery – January 25th, 2018 2:00pm-4:30pm

NAIP Public Forum

Reduced funding from federal partners are causing the USDA Farm Service Agency to explore funding and licensing options for NAIP. Recently NorCal URISA was asked to see if we could help have a conversation across the community about NAIP and perhaps bring more use cases and needs forward that […]

CGIA Member Spotlight: Steve Kincaid

Steve Kincaid

Job: GIS Analyst II, City of Redding, CA

Bio: Steve has been a GIS Analyst for the City of Redding for the past 6 ½ years. He has comprehensive knowledge of GIS in local government, specifically in the areas of ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Online, and ArcGIS Desktop. Steve also assists in the […]

Zip Code Survey


The CGIA Board would like to schedule an event near you but we have no idea where you are in California. Please take this less than 30-second survey to enter your zip code so we can map it! If we do schedule an event near you or need your help, we can then email […]

GIS Analyst I Position Open at City of Redding



GIS Analyst I

City of Redding, California

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description:

The City of Redding is establishing an eligibility list to fill a full-time vacancy as well as future vacancies that occur during the life of the list. Under direction, incumbents are expected to: operate Geographic Information […]

California Department of Fish and Wildlife – Job Announcement

California Department of Fish and Wildlife – JOB ANNOUNCEMENT POSTING


Sacramento County

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Who We Are: The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) manages California’s diverse fish, wildlife and plant resources and the habitats upon which they depend. […]

Upcoming NG-911 Workshops (Nov/Dec) sponsored by SoCal URISA

4 GISP CEUs are granted to attendees!

Click to Register – Limit of 35 attendees per workshop

Topics Covered:

Why Next Gen 9‐1‐1 (NG9‐1‐1)? Keystakeholders: PSAP, Address, GIS 9‐1‐1 Technology, Terminology & Standards GIS and Next Generation 9‐1‐1 Getting Your GIS Ready Real‐World Examples and Lessons Learned


DATE: Tue, November 28, […]

GIS Day at Ventura College 11/17

Extend your GIS Day through the end of Geography week! More info at:

Save the Date – GIS-Pro & CalGIS 2018 – Oct 8-11, 2018

CalGIS 2018 will be presented in partnership with URISA’s GIS-Pro annual conference. CGIA and the four California URISA Chapters are excited to support this event.

Date & Location: October 8-11, 2018 in Palm Springs!

Check back for more information here:

GIS Day at LA County

LA County is celebrating its 10th GIS Day. If you are in the area it is one of the larger events out there – with over 50 booths from vendors, county departments, schools, and many presentations.

LA County’s GIS Day is free to attend both for the public and presenters, supported by County departments and […]

Senate Bill S.1253 Introduced – Geospatial Data Act of 2017

This bill was introduced in the Senate on 5/25/2017 to “improve the coordination and use of geospatial data”. The lead sponsor of the Geospatial Data Act (S.1253) is Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and the co-sponsors are Senators Mark Warner (D-VA), Dean Heller (R-NV), and Ron Wyden (D-OR).

The Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) […]

GIS Day in Irvine – Tuesday Nov, 14 (10am-2pm)

If you’re looking for something to do as you gear up for GIS Day 2017, the City of Irvine is holding its annual event a day early on Tuesday Nov. 14.

Info at:

The event includes both exhibits and workshop opportunities.

CAL FIRE RPS1 (GIS) Position in Sacramento

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Geographic Information System Specialist RESEARCH PROGRAM SPECIALIST I (GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS) $5,255.00 – $6,578.00



GIS Technician II/I Position Open at Placer County Water Agency

Placer County Water Agency is looking for a temporary GIS Technician II/I. Duties may include:

Create maps based upon verbal or written instructions, rough sketches and data collected by field personnel. Use Geographic Information System (GIS) software programs, commands and compilation methods to generate and utilize spatial overlays. Update and maintain the Agency’s GIS database […]

Senior GIS Specialist position open at Foothill Associates

Foothill Associates, an environmental consulting corporation, is seeking a full-time Senior GIS Specialist in their Rocklin, CA office.

Responsibilities: The Senior GIS Specialist will lead the GIS Division in preparation of presentation-quality maps and other graphics. Additional responsibilities include providing direction and mentoring for GIS staff; development/refinement of map production and analysis procedures; management of […]

Save the Date: CalGIS 2018

CalGIS 2018 will be presented in partnership with URISA’s GIS-Pro annual conference. Save the Date: October 8-11, 2018 in Palm Springs, CA!

Stay tuned for more info later this year!

2017 CGIA GIS Award Winners

CGIA announced the winners of the 2017 Awards at the ESRI Conference in San Diego in July.

The winners are: Advancement of Collaboration Award – Santa Clara Collaborative GIS Group Exemplary Systems Award – Lorri Peltz-Lewis, US Forest Service Outstanding Internet Application Award – Tie – Rebecca Ferkovich, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection


CGIA Member Spotlight: An-Min Wu

An-Min Wu


Lecturer of Spatial Sciences, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, California

Bio: An-Min Wu teaches GIS courses in the online Geographic Information Science and Technology graduate program and in the interdisciplinary Population, Health and Place PhD program at USC. Her area of expertise is in geospatial analysis and modeling. As […]

LA County Geographic Information Officer (GIO) position is open

LA County has opened its GIO position to outside entities. This is a great opportunity for those seeking the challenge of running a large GIS operation in the largest County in the United States!

View job posting

Salary $126,684.00 – $166,152.00 Annually

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, […]

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 […]