#maptimeDavis Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Mapathon

When: January 16th, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: DSI Classroom (360 Shields Library)
Prerequisite: No experience necessary!  Bring a laptop (and we recommend a mouse).

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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.

In previous Mapathons, we contributed data to Crowd2Map to provide road and building data to help rescue workers find women in need of intervention before their communities commit Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).  Anyone can contribute and you can make a difference! Interested? Please stop by at anytime with your laptop!

Bonus: We have Stickers!

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#maptimeDavis – Polished and Professional Maps

 

Lab2_Cartography_Labels_Legends_and_Titles_demo_final (1)When:
December 3, 2018 @ 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location:
1014 Wickson (computer lab)
Cost:
Totally FREE! Computers with correct software will be provided.
Prerequisite:
Beginner-level or better skills in ESRI ArcGIS or similar software (e.g. QGIS).

Presenters: Amber Manfree

About: Creating maps that are both useful and beautiful takes practice. Come to this workshop to hone your skills!

Well-designed maps can inform and inspire in websites, presentations and in print. This workshop addresses map making from the design perspective, focusing on communication effectiveness. In a lab exercise, students use design principles to craft an engaging thematic map with Geographic Information System (GIS) software.

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Women in Geospatial Science Meetup

WomeninscienceWhen: November 14th, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Location: Three Ladies Cafe (*Different than usual*)
Cost:  Totally FREE!
Prerequisite: No experience necessary. Everyone is welcome!
Host: Shannon DeArmond and Michele Tobias

About:
Join us for a meetup in honor of GIS Day! This casual lunchtime gathering in Downtown Davis will be an opportunity to meet other women in the area who are studying or working in the field of GIS.


How to prepare:

    1. Register for Event
    2. Show up 🙂

#maptime Davis is brought to you by the UC Davis Library’s Data Management Program & 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).

#maptimeDavis – Spatial SQL

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When: October 29th, 2018 @ 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location:  360 Shields Library (DSI Classroom)
Cost:  Totally FREE!
Prerequisite: No experience necessary!
Presenters: Michele Tobias

About: Do you ever wish you could speed up your spatial analysis – just tell the computer to process the data, then sit back, and let it go?  Do you work with big datasets that don’t load well in a graphical GIS like ArcMap or QGIS?  Maybe you’ve got a bunch of shapefiles that need to be combined in a specific way? Well, this is the right place for you. This session will provide background and hands-on experience with geospatial databases. Participants will learn how to import data, manage the spatial columns in a database, and run spatial processes like buffer or clip from a database environment.

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#maptimeDavis – Analyzing Drone Data

When: October 22nd, 2018 @ 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: DSI Classroom (360 Shields Library)
Prerequisite: No experience necessary!
Presenters: Taylor Nelsen

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About: Imaging technologies such as UAVs (drones) or other low altitude imaging procurement systems are valuable data collection tools, especially for high throughput data. Images are rich in data that is often underutilized. This workshop will go over how to extract quantitative data from multi-spectral images, normalize and make use of these measurements. We will be using basic QGIS and R capabilities to explore an example data set from California wheat.

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