Spatial Sciences

"Participatory Mapping with Field Papers" #maptimeDavis Workshop on March 10, 2020

The Spatial Sciences Research & Learning Cluster is a community for people (undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, post docs, staff, etc.) at UC Davis and our immediate community with an interest in working with spatial data. Participation is open to everyone, at any skill level. The Spatial Sciences Research & Learning Cluster is a welcoming and supportive community. Our goal is to help people engage in new and creative ways with spatial data and to connect with other students and researchers who also work with spatial data.

This research and learning cluster focuses on engaging with spatial data through our workshop series called #maptimeDavis. These are instructor-lead formal workshops teaching a specific skills. These workshops typically (but not always) require participants to bring a laptop computer with software installed pertaining to the topic of the workshop. If a particular software is needed for a workshop, we'll let you know what you need before hand if you register.

How to participate:

  1. Attend events.  #maptimeDavis Workshops meet on Tuesdays 10:00-12:00 in via Zoom.
  2. Help at a workshop. Making workshops run smoothly is a team effort. We often need folks to help answer questions, relay communications to the presenter, or help participants who get stuck.
  3. Present a workshop. You don't need to be an expert to teach well.

Please send questions to Michele Tobias -

#maptimeDavis Workshop Schedule

Workshops meet Tuesdays 10:00-12:00 via Zoom, unless otherwise noted. Zoom connection details are in the link for each event.

Registration is required to get the link for the event.


This is our schedule as of March 10, 2022. Registration links will be added below as they become available.

Date Topic Speaker
4/12/2022 Intro to GIS with QGIS - register  Michele Tobias
4/26/2022 Working with Cal-Adapt Climate Data in R - register Andy Lyons (UC ANR)
5/3/2022 Engaging Underserved Communities through GIS Mapping - register Angelina Rahimi & Vosawale Lesuma (Aora Planning)
5/10/2022 Spatial SQL - register Michele Tobias
5/17/2022 Intro to Google Earth Engine - register Luke Salvato


#maptimeDavis Council

In the summer of 2021, the Spatial Sciences Research & Learning Cluster recruited community members to help advise and produce our #maptimeDavis workshop series.  We assembled a team with a variety of skills and interests including students, staff, and faculty. This year's #maptimeDavis Council members are:

  • Sadia Gul, Energy Graduate Group
  • Alex Mandel, Development Seed
  • Karen Beardsley, Global Affairs
  • Matthew Conner, UC Davis Library
  • Naomi Kalman, Consultant
  • Mina Rezaei, Geography Graduate Group
  • Michele Tobias, UC Davis DataLab

We are always looking for volunteers to join our efforts! If you are interested in joining #maptimeDavis Council, please email Michele Tobias -

#MapTimeDavis Archive

The table below is an automatically generated list of all of the DataLab calendar items for #maptimeDavis events.

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