Call for Participation: #maptimeDavis Research Cluster

Call for Participation: #maptimeDavis Research Cluster

The UC Davis DataLab (formerly the Data Science Initiative, DSI) has selected geospatial research as one of the focus areas for a Research Cluster for the 2019-2020 academic year. We’re calling it the #maptimeDavis Research Cluster because we see it as an extension of the #maptimeDavis community already active on the UC Davis campus. 

What is a Research Cluster? A Research Cluster is an interdisciplinary group of researchers of all types (undergraduate, graduate, faculty, post doc, staff, etc.) that meet to learn concepts and methods with an aim towards furthering the research capabilities of the participants. 

What is the focus within the broad topic of geospatial?  The participants in a research cluster collaboratively decide on a topic and any goals.  Previous successful research clusters are working collaboratively on publications and producing a day-long conference.

How to participate:

  1.       Register your interest & contact info here: https://forms.gle/EM5W4taNzy84UUQ96
  2.       Michele Tobias will coordinate with interested people to find an initial meeting time.
  3.       At the first meeting, we will discuss the interests of the participants, decide on a topic, and draft a plan for moving forward.

Please send questions to Michele Tobias mmtobias@ucdavis.edu

#Geobeverages at 3rd and U Café

When: July 26th, 2019 @ 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Location: 3rd and U Café

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About: THIS Friday, join us for #geobeverages to celebrate summer!   This is an informal gathering for those in the geospatial industry, academia, or with an interest in mapping tech of all kinds. We will be meeting at 3rd and U Café. There are food options available as well as tea, coffee, and beer. Anyone who is spatially inclined is welcome!  Kids are also welcome. See you there!

Friday, July 26th, 2019 4:30 to 6:30 PM – 3rd and U Café –  223 3rd St, Davis, CA 95616

#Geobeverages at Delta of Venus

When: June 7th, 2019 @ 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Location: Delta Of Venus
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About: 
Next Friday, join us for #geobeverages to celebrate the end of the quarter!   This is an informal gathering for those in the geospatial industry, academia, or with an interest in mapping tech of all kinds. We will be meeting at Delta Of Venus. There are food options available as well as tea, coffee, and beer. Anyone who is spatially inclined is welcome!  Kids are also welcome. See you there!

Friday, June 7th, 2019 4:30 to 6:30 PM – Delta Of Venus – 122 B St · Davis, CA

#maptimeDavis – Introduction to Python in ArcGIS Pro & ArcGIS R-Bridge

When: June 4th, 2019rbridge
@ 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: 1014 Wickson Computer Lab
Cost: Totally FREE!
Prerequisite: Prior Experience with GIS, Python and/or R recommended.
Presenters: Matthew Twietmeyer from ESRI

About: Learn how to use Python and R programming languages with ArcGIS Pro in this workshop. After a short introduction about how ArcGIS integrates with Python and R, we will work through several tutorials together with experts on hand to answer questions.

R-ArcGIS Bridge: You’ll find hotspots of crime and analyze demographic data. Then, you’ll use the R-ArcGIS bridge to transfer the data to R to test theories concerning factors that affect unlawful behavior and  predict areas where higher numbers of crimes are likely to occur.

Python: You will predict seagrass habitats using machine learning tools and spatial analysis habitats using Python and ArcGIS Pro.

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#maptimeDavis – Geospatial Career Panel

careerpanel-square-big-e1519322179921When: May 28th, 2019
@ 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: 360 Shields Library
(DSI Classroom)
Cost: Totally FREE!
Prerequisite: None.

 

Panelists:

  • Shannon DeArmond
    GIS Supervisor – Far Western Anthropological Research Group, Inc.
  • Matt Tweitmeyer
    Solution Engineer –  ESRI, Sacramento Office
  • Christina Boggs-Chavira, PG
    Engineering Geologist – California Department of Water Resources
  • Shruti Khanna Phd
    Senior Environmental Scientist – California Department of Fish & Wildlife

About:  Wondering where a career in geospatial sciences might take you? Come query our panel. Local geospatial professionals will come and tell us about themselves, their organizations, and what they think is important for careers in geospatial. Bring your questions for the Q&A.

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#maptimeDavis – Getting Started with ArcGIS Pro

arcgispro2When: May 21st, 2019
@ 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: 1014 Wickson Computer Lab
Cost: Totally FREE!
Prerequisite:
Prior Experience with GIS (Any software) recommended.

Presenters:  Matthew Twietmeyer, GISP;
Solution Engineer, ESRI

About: Learn the basics of working with ArcGIS Pro, including some workflows and best practices. This workshop will teach you to navigate the interface, create and edit projects, analyze data, use the raster functions pane, analyze vector and raster data and utilize geoprocessing tools.

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#maptimeDavis – Historical Mapping with Open Source Tools

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When: May 14th, 2019
@ 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: 360 Shields Library
(DSI Classroom)
Cost: Totally FREE!
Prerequisite: Install QGIS (3.4) – QGIS.org free download; R (3.6.0) – R-project.org free download; RStudio (1.2.1335) – rstudio.com free download.
Presenters: Emily Merchant and Michael Mortimer

About:

Learn how to map people and things in the past, using publicly-available data and open-source software! As those in the spatial sciences already know, putting things on a map can help us draw insights and support arguments. But analysts who work with digital maps typically confine their scope to the present, while many historians and other past-oriented scholars in the humanities and social sciences use pencil and paper as their primary tools for spatial thinking.

This #maptimeDavis workshop will focus on visualizing social phenomena in geographic space. We will use open-source tools to map specific moments in the past and map change over time, primarily in North America from 1701 to the present. We will address the challenges of historical mapping, including finding historical data, standardizing metrics over time, and accounting for shifting boundaries.

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