The Informatics and Geographic Information Systems (IGIS) Statewide Program will hold a three-day "Dronecamp" to be held July 25-27, 2017, in Davis. This bootcamp style workshop will provide "A to Z" training in using drones for research and resource management, including photogrammetry and remote sensing, safety and regulations, mission planning, flight operations (including 1/2 day of hands-on practice), data processing, analysis and visualization.
The workshop content will help participants prepare for the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot exam. Participants will also hear about the latest technology and trends from researchers and industry representatives.
Dronecamp builds upon a series of workshops that have been developed by IGIS and Sean Hogan starting in 2016.
“Through these workshops and our experiences with drone research, we've learned that the ability to use mid-range drones as scientifically robust data collection platforms requires a proficiency in a diverse set of skills and knowledge that exceeds what can be covered in a traditional workshop,” said Hogan. “Dronecamp aims to cover all the bases, helping participants make a great leap forward in their own drone programs.”
Dronecamp is open to all, but will have a focus on applications in agriculture and natural resources. No experience is necessary. The number of seats is limited, so all interested participants must apply before they can register. Applications are due on April 15, 2017. For further information, please visit http://igis.ucanr.edu/dronecamp/.
The Informatics and Geographic Information Systems (IGIS) Statewide Program now offers online office hours for all ANR staff and academics. Every Monday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., an IGIS staff member will be hanging out on Zoom hoping to hear from ANR people and discuss all things GIS.
They are ready to discuss issues such as these:
- how to use GIS in your work - needs assessments, research, communication, operations, evaluation, etc.
- where to find spatial data
- going from a question to a GIS analysis
- making a quick and dirty map for print or online
- software recommendations
- ArcGIS tools, workflows, and trouble-shooting
- spatial data analysis with R
- spatial stats
- WebGIS and Story Maps
- tools for mobile data collection
- storing and sharing data
- what you can do with drone imagery, and how to get it
- what you can try yourself, and when you may need to get help
- the IGIS GIS Service Center - what they do and how it works
No question is too big or too small! And while they may not be able to answer every question, they will either find out or point you in the right direction.
- Online office hours are for ANR personnel only.
- To help ensure that the most appropriate person is available to talk with you, they ask that you sign up for a time slot, with a brief description of your topic or question.
- Zoom connection information will be sent when you sign up.
- Can't make Monday afternoons? Choose 'Other' as the time slot when you sign up, and they will contact you to set up an alternative time.
- If you have a slow internet connection, you can turn off your web-cam or simply phone in.
UC ANR's Informatics and Geographic Information Systems (IGIS) Statewide Program is offering a new series of training workshops. This series of agriculture– and natural resource–oriented GIS, Web mapping and Global Positioning System trainings will be held at a variety of venues around California.
The five-hour trainings, scheduled from October through January, will be offered in Sacramento, Riverside, Davis and Berkeley and at the UC ANR Lindcove Research and Extension Center.
For the schedule of upcoming events and to find a workshop near you, visit http://igis.ucanr.edu/IGISTraining.
For more information about IGIS, please visit http://igis.ucanr.edu.
ANR members no longer need to pay for an ESRI license or software from a campus. ANR is now providing them at no cost to employees through the UC Informatics & Geographic Information Systems Statewide Program (UC IGIS).
To purchase a new or renewed ESRI license/software, simply visit http://ucanr.edu/sites/IGIS/ESRI_Software and complete the brief survey there. UC ANR staff will then email you a license file so you can enable your new software (including GIS tools, tutorials and data).
You might still receive an email from a UC campus asking if you will be purchasing a new license or software from them this year. You may disregard the request.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact UC IGIS staff at email@example.com.
Recently many of you responded to the Survey of Informatics and GIS Needs, Knowledge and Data Availability, which we really appreciate! The insight about the understanding and use of geospatial technologies in ANR is helping the IGIS team develop strategies to make these resources and tools more readily available within the Division. There is still time to add your comments, so please do so!
Please join me this Friday, Feb. 8, for a short, informative webinar about the new Informatics and GIS Statewide Program. I’ll present some of the goals and objectives of the new program. I’ll also describe the data currently available and how you can contribute data.
You can ask questions and make comments by calling in or writing into Adobe Connect. The phone number and Adobe Connect link are below.
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Adobe Connect Link: http://uc-d.adobeconnect.com/r2zfy4sukre/
Call in Number: (866) 740-1260, Access Code: 9125259#
Thank you for your interest.