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#maptimeDavis – Analyzing Animal Health Spatial-explicit Networks Using R

feb6When: February 6th, 2019
@ 10:00 – 12:00 pm
Location: 360 Shields Library
(DSI Classroom)
Cost: Totally FREE!
Some prior experience (beginner) with R recommended but not required.

Presenters: Beatriz Martinez Lopez, Jose Pablo Gomez & Jerome Baron. (UC Davis Center for Animal Disease Modeling and Surveillance (CADMS))

About: In this workshop, we will be using open source tools (R) to generate, visualize and analyze spatial explicit networks with applications for animal health.

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#maptimeDavis – 1 Hour Map Challenge!

When: January 23rd, 2019 @ 10:00 – 12:00 pm
Location:  360 Shields Library (DSI Classroom)
Cost:  Totally FREE!
Prerequisite: No experience necessary!
Presenter: Center for Spatial Sciences

About: Challenge yourself to creating a data visualization in this #maptimeDavis session! Use your geospatial skills to create a map. Work alone or in a small group. You’ll be given several data sets to choose from, choose 2 or more, make a map for 1 hour, then share your progress with the group.

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#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).


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
1014 Wickson (computer lab)
Totally FREE! Computers with correct software will be provided.
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

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 – Intro to QGIS

October 8th, 2018 @ 1:00 – 3:00 pm
DSI Classroom (360 Shields Library)
None. Totally FREE!
Install QGIS (2.18) – free download

Presenter: Sierra Mabanta

About: This workshop will teach any user to utilize opensource (learn more) GIS software. The workshop will cover typical basic GIS software workflow needs such as loading data, changing the way data is displayed, and where to find analysis tools. You can use QGIS anytime at home, for absolutely free on Mac, Linux, or Windows.
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