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IGIS sets data workshops schedule

Drone flies over sorghum at Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center.

The Informatics and GIS program has scheduled its 2021 fall lineup of GIS and data workshops. All workshops (with one exception) are online and free, with required registration and additional information that can be found on the IGIS Training page. Additionally, all UC ANR employees and workshop alumni are eligible to sign up for IGIS Office Hours for a wide range of consultations on geospatial and data topics.

Introduction to ArcGIS Story Maps (IGIS, Virtual)
Friday, Oct. 8
1 - 4 p.m.

Story Maps for ArcGIS is a powerful and popular platform for creating websites that convey compelling narratives through text, media and maps. Story Maps are increasingly used for online extension, program reporting and presentations. This workshop will get you started and give you the tools to create your own Story Map.

Requirements: Participants must have an ArcGIS Online account set up prior to the workshop (free for all UC ANR employees, temporary accounts available for others). The Intro to AGOL workshop, or equivalent background, is a prerequisite for this workshop. Details and registration.

DroneCamp 2021 – (IGIS, In-person Flight Instruction)
Saturday, Oct. 16
Marina, CA
Cost $50

For participants of DroneCamp 2021, this half-day, in-person training will cover flight instruction at the Fort Ord Natural Reserve near Monterey. Morning and afternoon sessions available. Camping is available. 

Requirements: No experience necessary. Drones will be provided. Documentation  of COVID vaccination required. Details and registration.  

Introduction to ArcGIS Pro (IGIS, Virtual)
Friday, Oct. 22
1 - 4 p.m.

ArcGIS Pro is ESRI's powerhouse desktop application for all things GIS. It can do everything from basic cartography to advanced geospatial modelling. This introduction will get you started creating maps with local and online GIS data.

Requirements: Participants must have ArcGIS Pro installed on their personal computer prior to the workshop. ArcGIS Pro is for Windows only. Licenses are free for all UC ANR employees, and temporary accounts available for others. No experience needed, but the ArcGIS Online workshop or equivalent experience is strongly encouraged. Details and registration.

Introduction ArcGIS Field Maps (IGIS, Virtual)
Friday, Nov. 5
1 - 4 p.m.

ArcGIS Field Maps is ESRI's most recent and most powerful platform for mobile data collection. It is the successor to ArcGIS Collector, which is being phased out. This hands-on workshop will explain how the platform works and guide participants through creating a mobile data collection app.

Requirements: Participants must have an ArcGIS Online account set up prior to the workshop (free for all UC ANR employees, temporary accounts available for others). The Intro to AGOL workshop, or equivalent background, is a prerequisite for this workshop. Details and registration.

Introduction to Jupyter Notebooks in ArcGIS (IGIS, Virtual)
Friday, Nov. 19
1 - 4 p.m. free online

Jupyter Notebooks are a user-friendly and interactive way to write Python code. ArcGIS Pro supports Juptyer notebooks natively, opening the door to a wide range of options for automation and extensibility. This workshop will get you started using Jupyter Notebooks in ArcGIS Pro to automate processes, tweak analyses and access online data.

Requirements: Basic familiarity with ArcGIS Pro is expected. Licenses for ArcGIS Pro are free for all UC ANR employees, and temporary accounts available for others. Experience with Python is helpful but not required. Details and registration

Introduction to Cartography in ArcGIS Pro (IGIS, Virtual)
Friday, Dec. 10
1 - 4 p.m. free online

ArcGIS Pro is ESRI's premier desktop GIS application and is commonly used to produce maps ranging from clean and simple for publications and permits, to coffee-table book quality. This workshop will review the principles of sound cartography, and cover a range of tips and tricks for making functional and beautiful maps with ArcGIS Pro.

Requirements: Participants must have ArcGIS Pro installed on their personal computer prior to the workshop. Basic familiarity with ArcGIS Pro is expected. Licenses for ArcGIS Pro are free for all UC ANR employees, and temporary accounts available for others. Details and registration.

 

Posted on Friday, October 1, 2021 at 11:09 AM
  • Author: Sean Hogan

IGIS to host next ANR DroneCamp June 18-21

Sean Hogan, IGIS academic coordinator, gives instructions at drone camp.

The UCANR IGIS team will hold its next DroneCamp training June 18-21, 2018, at UC San Diego.

This bootcamp-style workshop will cover the full suite of steps and skills for using drones for mapping and data collection, including:

  • UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) and sensor technology 
  • Principles of photogrammetry and remote sensing 
  • Safety and regulations 
  • Mission planning 
  • Flight operations including hands-on practice 
  • Data management, processing, and analysis 
  • Visualization 

The fee for this three-day workshop is $500 for University of California employees and students, and $900 for everyone else. A limited number of fee waivers are available based on need.

Additional information and registration information can be found at http://igis.ucanr.edu/dronecamp. Registration requires a short application (no fee) about your background and learning goals. Anyone interested in attending is encouraged to submit an application by April 15 for guaranteed early registration.

Posted on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 10:52 AM
  • Author: Andy Lyons
Focus Area Tags: Innovation

Apply for IGIS drone bootcamp by April 15

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/.

Posted on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 12:33 PM

Employee comments sought on unmanned aircraft policy

The Office of the President invites comments on a proposed new policy for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The Policy is to establish minimum standards for the safe use and operation of UAS and Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS), including drones and model aircraft, on any University Location or at any Authorized University Activity. This policy requires that all UAS operations are performed in a manner that mitigates risks to safety, security and privacy, and ensures compliance with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (Public Law 112–95) and all applicable laws.

The proposed UAS policy is posted at http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/254913.pdf.

Please send your comments or suggestions to Robin Sanchez at rgsanchez@ucanr.edu, no later than April 18, 2017.

Posted on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 10:44 AM

Thank you, and looking ahead for a great 2017!

Dear Colleagues,

As we wrap up 2016, I want to take a moment to thank you for everything you've done on behalf of UC ANR this year. Whether you are conducting research, organizing extension programs, teaching nutrition, leading volunteers or quietly working behind the scenes to support our various activities, your work makes a huge difference in the lives of all Californians.

In addition to those activities, many of you also took the time to give feedback to the recent strategic planning exercise, gathered to exchange ideas at the Research to Policy conference, or contributed to enhancing the UC ANR mission in many other ways.  A special thanks to the folks who chaired a committee, led a program team or served as county director – having strong, passionate leaders at every level of this organization is what makes us effective.

We are continuing to grow in numbers as hiring outpaces retirements. In 2016, 29 academics joined UC ANR and three more are poised to start in 2017. We also established four new endowed chairs with matching funds from UC President Janet Napolitano, the California Rice Research Board, the California Pistachio Research Board and, recently, the Orange County Farm Bureau. Thanks to the hard work of many stakeholders – both internal and external – we identified 26 academic positions (http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/253192.pdf) for a new round of hiring priorities over the next two years. 

At the request of President Napolitano, we've submitted a five-year plan for UC ANR that will help us operationalize the Strategic Vision 2025 in a very thoughtful and timely manner. The next step is to further develop specific action plans for implementation and ensure the financial stability to support our vision. After the winter break, we will share the plan with the UC ANR community, as well as external stakeholders, and invite additional input as we move forward.

I'm very excited about 2017!  Some great groundwork has been laid this past year to further enhance our ability to deliver the UC ANR mission and enjoy new partnerships. I hope you will have a chance to relax and enjoy the holidays with friends and family and return refreshed to tackle the challenges that await us in the new year.

Happy Holidays!

Glenda

Glenda Humiston
Vice President

 

Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 2:16 PM

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