University of California
Informatics and GIS Program


Maps and data are central to ANR's research and extension mission. The IGIS Statewide Program supports ANR by providing support for GIS training, mapping tools, spatial data science, and the latest technologies for data collection, analysis, and visualization. Our goal is to ensure that all ANR local and statewide programs have the capacity to use the latest geospatial tools and science for all aspects of their outreach, extension, and research activities...  Read more

IGIS Services - People, Tools, Data


The GIS Service Center provides GIS and mapping services to projects across the ANR Network.  These projects range from custom cartography, GIS and spatial analysis, Web mapping, Mobile Application Development, and GIS consultation.  For more information please follow the following links.


IGIS Service Center Request Intake Process... Read FAQ

Help Request Form

Please use the following form to request assistance from the IGIS Service Center... Request Help


List of current and past IGIS Service Center Projects... See list of Projects


We offer a variety of hands-on workshops throughout California on GIS, web mapping, remote sensing, GPS and drone mapping. These workshops are tailored to the interests of ANR staff and their collaborators, and represent a shared effort between IGIS and the UC Berkeley Geospatial Innovation Facility (GIF). Follow-up support is available through our online office hours and online training resources.


Research drones provide an unparalleled ability to create high resolution maps of vegetation cover, including the three-dimensional structure and chemical properties invisible to the naked eye. We use quad-copter drones and multi-spectral cameras to map crop health, surface hydrology, canopy structure, and a host of other applications. In addition to training, we offer drone mapping services to ANR staff and their collaborators. Read more.

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Training Calendar


SPUR 2021 update: Mapping changes to police spending in California

The Fall 2020 UC Berkeley’s Rausser College of Natural Resources Sponsored Project for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) project “Mapping municipal funding for police in California” continued in Spring 2021. This semester we continued our work with Mapping...

Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 3:00 PM
  • Author: Nina Maggi Kelly
Tags: class (32), data (22)

DroneCamp Collaboration Gets a Shot in the Arm with UCOP Grant

Like many things that start small and then go viral, the growth of DroneCamp has been welcome but challenging to sustain. The situation just got a whole lot better thanks to a grant from the UC Vice President for Research and Innovation. DroneCamp was...

Posted on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 9:08 AM
Tags: dronecamp (6), igis (75)
Focus Area Tags: Innovation

New Support Areas in IGIS Office Hours: Earth Engine, Cal-Adapt & Google Apps Script

For the past several years, IGIS has been offering online Office Hours for the ANR community on a range of topics related to geospatial science and technology. In 2020, we increased our Office Hours appointments to 4 hours a week. Today the...

Posted on Friday, March 12, 2021 at 11:17 PM
Tags: IGIS (75)

Retooling Software Workshops for an Online Environment, Part I. Reflections from 2020

Retooling Software Workshops for Online

Introduction The 2020 COVID19 pandemic changed the way educators work across the board. Like many groups, we had to quickly retool our geospatial workshops from a largely in-person format to online delivery. We quickly learned that simply replacing...

Posted on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 3:30 PM
  • Author: Andy Lyons
  • Contributor: Sean Hogan
  • Contributor: Shane Feirer
  • Contributor: Maggi Kelly
Tags: IGIS (75)
Focus Area Tags: Innovation

Retooling Software Workshops for an Online Environment, Part II. Goals and Directions for 2021

Retooling Software Workshops for an Online Environment

Introduction In Part I of this blog post, I reflected upon some of the lessons and conversations from 2020 as we migrated our geospatial technology workshops from in-person to online formats. In Part II, I share my hopes for 2021, including a wish...

Posted on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 3:00 PM
  • Author: Andy Lyons
  • Contributor: Sean Hogan
  • Contributor: Shane Feirer
  • Contributor: Maggi Kelly
Tags: IGIS (75)
Focus Area Tags: Innovation
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