GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS COMMITTEE (GIS} Provides computer-based mapping and spatial-analysis services for Chapter conservation and outings entities. Services include producing green maps and vision maps showing conservation goals for an area, land-use maps showing the current state of a locale, or maps illustrating conservation issues such as wildlife habitat, hydrology, pollution, transportation, etc. The committee makes use of ESRI ArcGIS software it acquired to develop conservation-related maps, in a grant from the manufacturer.

Lore Pekrul, Chair

Meetings: 7:30 pm 2nd Tue of Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct at the Chapter office. Current projects include:

  • Open Space Map of the Verdugo Mountains and San Rafael Hills for the Verdugo Hills Group
  • Map of Sierra Club Groups in the Angeles Chapter for the Angeles Chapter
  • Santa Clarita greenmap update for the Santa Clarita Group
  • Map of the proposed Los Angeles Coastal Recreation Area
  • Map of parks in the City of Los Angeles for the Urban Environment and Parks Committee
  • Map of wildlife corridors in Los Angeles County for the Wildlife and Endangered Species Committee
  • Map of Sierra Club Angeles Chapter Los Angeles County Campaigns
  • Angeles Chapter political district maps (available on our library)
  • Montebello Hills Vision Map

We can also provide ad-hoc maps for Web pages or printed publications.

Some of our work is available in our online library.

The committee matches volunteers with appropriate skills with project requests. We can provide training and software for interested volunteers with good computer skills and a general knowledge of mapping. Members who can volunteer a few hours of time per month should contact the Chair.

Requests for mapping projects for other Chapter entities should be directed to the Chair.

Thanks to ESRI for their donation of their powerful ArcGIS Desktop software.