LAR-IAC is a collaborative body made up of Los Angeles (LA) County agencies, local municipalities, and educational institutions that cooperatively pool funding resources to support the acquisition of geospatial data for the LA County region. The LAR-IAC data is the most accurate and detailed geospatial dataset available anywhere commercially in LA County. This data will soon be available through a new SSI web interface to USC researchers and graduate students, empowering them to work on Thesis research and class projects focused on LA County of a very high caliber.
At the Creating the Policy and Legal Framework for a Location-enabled Society conference in Boston, Kirk Goldsberry, who is a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard, gave a fascinatng presentation with the help of two of his students on the topic of personal geographic data and privacy. Geoff Zeiss provides a recap.