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#Geobeverages at Delta of Venus

When: June 7th, 2019 @ 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Location: Delta Of Venus



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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.



  • 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!
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


When: May 14th, 2019
@ 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: 360 Shields Library
(DSI Classroom)
Cost: Totally FREE!
Prerequisite: Install QGIS (3.4) – free download; R (3.6.0) – free download; RStudio (1.2.1335) – 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) – 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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