UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge and UCLA Digital Archives coordinate Los Angeles Region Imagery Acquisition Consortium Program workshop

May 22, 2018
Participants at the LARIAC workshop at UCLA.
Leigh Phan

Recently, UCLA became a member of the Los Angeles Region Imagery Acquisition Consortium (LAR-IAC) Program (membership entitles UCLA faculty and staff with official UCLA Logon ID access to high-resolution aerial imagery of L.A. County, including orthogonal imagery (satellite view), oblique imagery (birds-eye view), building outlines, digital terrain data (elevation), and many sophisticated tools that may be used for research and data analysis.) On May 22, 2018, the LA County Geographic Information Officer and team visited UCLA to host a workshop, in coordination with the UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge and the UCLA Data Archive, to introduce the campus community to LAR-IAC imagery. The workshop included participants from UCLA facilities, transportation, Institute of Digital Research and Education, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA Library, Architecture, as well as NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Through their research funding and generosity, the California Center for Sustainable Communities (CCSC) at UCLA and the following research groups have made this resource available to the wider UCLA community:

– Henry Burton (Civil & Environmental Engineering)
– Timu W. Gallien (Civil & Environmental Engineering)
– Dennis Lettenmaier (Geography)
– Steve Margulis (Civil & Environmental Engineering)
– With support of the UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge and UCLA Data Archive

To learn more about the LAR-IAC program, please visit the LA county GIS page or connect with Leigh Phan (leighphan@library.ucla.edu) data and geospatial lead for the UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge.