Spring quarter’s #maptimeDavis OpenStreetMap Humanitarian Mapathon will support disaster planning and relief by identifying routes and communities in satellite imagery. Join the geospatial community on May 8, 2018, from 1:00-3:00 in the DSI Classroom (360 Shields Library) for an OSM editing session that includes a tutorial for those who are new or need a refresher. No experience is necessary!
Have you been doing geospatial processes that takes hours, days, or weeks to run? Been wondering if there’s an easy way to make it go faster?
Come learn some ways to take your toolbox to the next level with High Performance Computing (HPC). We’ll discuss and walk-through some examples of taking a iterative processes and turning them into parallel processes that can leverage more power from a single computers or multiple computers (clusters).
When? Tuesday, May 1, 1:00-3:00 in the DSI Classroom – room 360 Shields Library
When? Tuesday, April 24, 1:00-4:00
Where? The Data Science Initiative Classroom – Shields Library room 360
The University of California, Davis recently entered into a partnership with the DigitalGlobe Foundation, which will enable campus affiliates to freely access high-resolution satellite images from DigitalGlobe, a Maxar Technologies company (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.) (NYSE: MAXR; TSX: MAXR), for research and educational purposes. Through this collaboration, the DigitalGlobe Foundation will provide sub-meter spatial resolution geospatial data to support the University’s research. The Foundation’s aim is to foster innovative solutions to today’s most pressing challenges, including climate change, food and water security, building resilient cities, and recovery from large-scale natural disasters.
“This type of data is what we often see after disasters like earthquakes, tornadoes, and severe storms, but the actual range of use of the imagery to help answer ecological and agricultural questions is much wider,” said Susan Ustin, Professor of Environmental and Resource Sciences in the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources.
DigitalGlobe imagery has been used to support groundbreaking research on measuring the effects of climate change on the landscape, understanding animal populations and biodiversity, identifying undiscovered archeological sites, and determining how to best provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
You’ve been through all the equipment catalogs and that one thing you need just isn’t available for purchase. Whether it’s ground control targets, quadrat frames, or permanent markers, you’re just going to have to make it yourself. But how? This installation of #maptimeDavis takes us on a tour of UC Davis’ own Craft Center to learn about the tools and resources available to you AND we’ll get a demonstration of common GPS devices for taking your own GPS points.
When? Tuesday, April 17, 1:00-3:00 – Meet at the Craft Center
“Is My Research Mappable?” is an introductory workshop on map making and GIS for researchers.
This workshop will introduce GIS and spatial data, include activities for brainstorming with other researchers, and provide resources for getting started working with spatial data. Examples from medicine, literature, history, and social science! In this session we won’t be using any specific software, but rather we will focus on discussion & demonstrations.
When? Tuesday, April 10, 1:00-3:00 in the DSI Classroom – room 360 Shields Library
#maptime is time for making maps! Join the UC Davis geospatial community for a mapping skills workshop series. Workshops take place Tuesdays 1:10-3:00pm in the DSI Classroom, 360 Shields Library. Register for workshops on the UC Davis Library’s Workshops Page.