SAA@UCLA, in collaboration with ASIS&T, is hosting a tour of the Geographic Information Services (GIS) office at Los Angeles City Hall in Downtown.
What is GIS? As the name suggests it’s a field which intersects between geography and information technology. In the case of LA City, cartographic software and hardware is especially used for functions such as zoning, planning, and historic preservation of architectural sites. GIS usually does not grant tours, but by special request they’ve graciously allowed us to visit. So this is a very exclusive and unique tour!
Also, Annie Tang–a former City Hall intern–will lead the group on a short informal tour of the beautiful 1920’s art deco building. Optional activities afterward include lunch in one of the nearby neighborhoods such as Olvera Street or Little Tokyo, as well as a walking tour of Old Los Angeles.
Who: SAA@UCLA, ASIS&T, MLIS and PhD students, IS faculty and staff
What: Tour of Los Angeles City GIS Department, followed by waling tour of city hall
When: Thursday, March 7 @ 10:00 am
Where: Los Angeles Civic Center (more details will follow for those interested in this event)
Please RSVP to Annie Tang – firstname.lastname@example.org
A little history on city hall here.