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About micheletobias

I lead two lives - one as an artist and the other as a scientist. More and more I'm finding my two worlds colliding, and it's not the disaster you might expect.

#maptimeDavis Winter 2020 Schedule

#maptime is time for making maps!

Join the geospatial community for a mapping skills workshop series
& collaborative Spatial Sciences Research Cluster meetings.

Date Topic Speaker
7 Jan Spatial Sciences Research Cluster  
14 Jan Finding Historical Air Photos with UCSB’s FrameFinder Dawn Collings
21 Jan Spatial Sciences Research Cluster  
28 Jan ESRI Resources on Campus Karen Beardsley
4 Feb Spatial Sciences Research Cluster  
11 Feb Planet Satellite Data with QGIS Plugin Planet’s Staff
18 Feb Spatial Sciences Research Cluster  
25 Feb Drone imagery processing using Agisoft Metashape: single-workstation and high-performance computing cluster applications Mallika Nocco & Derek Young
3 Mar Spatial Sciences Research Cluster  
10 Mar Participatory Mapping With Field Papers Nina Fontana & Michele Tobias

Workshops are designed, prepared, and presented by members of the community.  #maptimeDavis is produced by the UC Davis Library’s DataLab & Spatial Sciences Research Cluster with help from several campus clubs and informal learning groups. More info: http://datalab.ucdavis.edu/spatial-sciences/

#maptimeDavis Fall 2019 Schedule

#maptime is time for making maps!  

Join the geospatial community for a mapping skills workshop series & collaborative Spatial Sciences Research Cluster meetings.

All workshops meet at the DataLab Classroom, 360 Shields Library, unless otherwise noted.

Date Time Topic Speaker
Oct 1 10:00-12:00 Spatial Sciences Research Cluster
Oct 3 2:00-4:00 Install Fest DataLab Team
Oct 8 10:00-12:00 AI-Assisted Mapping: Using Facebook’s RapiD OSM Editor Cameron Denney, Kaart
@ Facebook
Oct 15 10:00-12:00 Spatial Sciences Research Cluster
Oct 22 10:00-12:00 Cloud-computing for Large Geospatial Datasets Lauren Mabe
Oct 29 10:00-12:00 Spatial Sciences Research Cluster
Nov 5 10:00-12:00 – Meet at the Map Room in Shields Library Map Collection Tour & Library Map Data Projects Dawn Collings
Nov 7 2:00-4:00 Intro to SQL (non-spatial) Michele Tobias
Nov 12 10:00-12:00 Spatial Sciences Research Cluster
Nov 19 10:00-12:00 NASA Develop Program Overview Jose Ochoa
Nov 21 2:00-4:00 Spatial SQL Michele Tobias
Nov 26 10:00-12:00 Spatial Sciences Research Cluster

Workshops are designed, prepared, and presented by members of the community.  #maptimeDavis is produced by the UC Davis Library’s DataLab & Spatial Sciences Research Cluster with help from several campus clubs and informal learning groups. More info: http://datalab.ucdavis.edu/spatial-sciences/

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

#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).

#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 Mapping Surface Water Change with Google Earth Engine

greatsaltlakeIn this special 3 hour #maptimeDavis session, Ani Ghosh will teach attendees how to use Google Earth Engine for spatial analysis questions related to mapping surface water. Google Earth Engine code editor uses Earth Engine JavaScript API to access various datasets, perform spatial analysis and data visualization in your browser. Prior experience with any programming language (javascript, R, Python… even writing functions for Excel) will be helpful but is not necessary.  This workshop is scheduled to last three hours to allow for plenty of time to learn and try Earth Engine, but participants do not need to stay for the entire session.

When? Tuesday, April 24, 1:00-4:00

Where?  The Data Science Initiative Classroom – Shields Library room 360

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