#maptimeDavis – Getting Started with ArcGIS Pro

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

Presenters:  Jason Latoski, 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


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


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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#maptimeDavis – UC Davis Annual Drone Fair

When: May 7th, 2019 @ 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: Kemper Lobby
Cost:  Totally FREE!
Prerequisite: None.
Presenters: Drone pilots and enthusiasts.

On Tuesday,  May 7th, from 1:00-3:00 in the Kemper Lobby, join the UC Davis Drone (UAV) Club and researchers from all over campus and the drone community for the UC Davis Annual Drone Fair! This is your chance to see different types of custom and commercial fixed wings, copters, kites along with sensors like LIDAR, Thermal, Hyperspectral, etc… of all sorts that are utilized by researchers across campus.


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#maptimeDavis – Intro to GIS with QGIS

maptime2019Map_CanaryPineLocationsWhen: April 30th, 2019
@ 1:00 – 3:00 pm
360 Shields Library
(DSI Classroom)
Cost:  Totally FREE!
Install QGIS (3.4) – QGIS.org free download
Presenters:  Michele Tobias




Get ready for an introduction to world of GIS Learn and to use open source, community-driven desktop GIS software! Why get into GIS? Today, every major utilizes this skill and it is an invaluable asset to research and data. GIS reveals deeper insights into data, such as patterns, relationships, and situations. It is a powerful set of tools for storing and retrieving data at will, transforming and displaying spatial data from the real world for a particular set of purposes.

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#maptimeDavis – NDVI Time Series Data in R

When: April 23rd, 2019 @ 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: 360 Shields Library (DSI Classroom)
Cost:  Totally FREE!
Prerequisite: Basic knowledge in R is recommended, but not required.

Presenters: Mahesh Maskey & Kristen Shapiro


About: Learn how to use R over time and have a great time at this workshop. NDVI  (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) information is very useful in various field of studies like agriculture, crop yield, types of vegetation, plant phenology, climate change, seasonal change and beyond. This workshop outlines a method to extract NDVI from Landsat remotely sensed images over different periods of year in R. In addition, participants will explore widely used R-functions in visualizing both temporal and spatial dynamics of NDVI.

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#maptimeDavis – OpenStreetMap Humanitarian Mapathon

When: April 16th, 2019 @ 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: 1017 Wickson
Cost:  Totally FREE!
Prerequisite: No experience necessary! Bring a laptop (and we recommend a mouse).

Presenter: Center for Spatial Sciences and the UC Davis Mapping Club


About: #maptimeDavis OpenStreetMap (OSM) Humanitarian Mapathon will support disaster planning and relief by creating data needed for humanitarian efforts such as identifying roads and communities in satellite imagery.  We’ll start with an introduction to OpenStreetMap editing for all levels of experience. Using the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Task Editor, then we’ll pick a few tasks to work on as a group.

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#maptimeDavis Spring 2019 Schedule

#maptime is time for making maps! Join the UC Davis geospatial community for a mapping skills workshop series.  Workshops take place Tuesdays from 1:00 – 3:00 pm in the DSI Classroom, 360 Shields Library.  Register for workshops on the UC Davis Library’s Workshops Page.

Date Topic Speaker
April 16 Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Mapathon *1017 Wickson Hall Register Mapping Club
April 23 NDVI Time Series Data in R  Register Mahesh Maskey & Kristen Shapiro
April 30 Intro to GIS with QGIS  Register Michele Tobias
May 7 UC Davis Annual Drone Fair *Kemper Hall Lobby Register Center for Spatial Sciences
May 14 Historical Mapping with Open Source Tools  Register Emily Merchant & Michael Mortimer
May 21 Getting Started with ArcGIS Pro  *1014 Wickson Computer Lab   Register Matthew Twietmeyer, ESRI
28 May Geospatial Career Panel Discussion  Register Center for Spatial Sciences
June 4 Introduction to Python in ArcGIS Pro & ArcGIS R-Bridge *1014 Wickson Computer Lab  Register Matthew Twietmeyer, ESRI

Workshops are designed, prepared, and presented by members of the community.    #maptime Davis is brought to you by the UC Davis Library’s Data & Digital Scholarship Department & the UC Davis Center for Spatial Sciences with help from several campus clubs and informal learning groups.  Space is generously provided by the Data Science Initiative (DSI).