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Exploring the National Zoning Atlas (#maptimeDavis)

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Explore the National Zoning Atlas

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In this workshop, we will begin by reviewing the GIS and attribute data collection methods used by the UC Davis Center for Regional Change to build the California Zoning Atlas, the largest component of the National Zoning Atlas (NZA). Then, we will walk through how to use the NZA map viewer and compare jurisdictions within California and between states. We will conclude with an open discussion of policy implications, advocacy outcomes, ongoing challenges, and possible research questions. Attendees do not need to have any special software, and in-person attendees only need a tablet/laptop if they would like to explore the map viewer at their own pace or have their own screen during the workshop.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to

  • Understand the data collection workflow for building the zoning atlas
  • Interpret the information in the National Atlas Viewer
  • Develop research questions or advocacy directives based on information in zoning atlases or zoning maps

Concepts Covered:

Speaker: Clancy McConnell

Clancy McConnell. is a GIS Researcher in the Center for Regional Change, where he lead a team of seven undergraduate GIS zoning analysts to build the California Zoning Atlas and study zoning patterns in rural and agricultural California. He is also a postdoc in the Thorne Lab in the Environmental Science and Policy Department, where he uses GIS to study climate risk for conifers and oaks to inform adaptive seed sourcing. As an extension of my dissertation research, Clancy also uses GIS to develop new ways to study change in rivers and inform river restoration design.

Location: Seminar Room (room 1025) in the UC Davis PSEL (Physical Sciences & Engineering Library). Zoom details will be emailed upon registration for people wishing to attend online.

Prerequisites: Beginners are encouraged to attend this workshop! There are no prerequisites, although having some familiarity with how GIS works would help participants understand our data collection process and potential research applications.

Software: None


May 17
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Tags:


Spatial Sciences Research Cluster


Seminar Room at PSEL (room 1025)