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.  See below for the current #maptimeDavis Workshop Schedule.
  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 2:00-4:00 via Zoom, unless otherwise noted. Zoom connection details are sent to registrants by our registration system. Registration is required to get the link for the event.


This is our schedule as of September 14, 2022. Registration links will be added below as they become available. Events (and their corresponding registration links) can also be found on DataLab's Events Calendar.

Date Topic Speaker
9/27/2022 Hood Canal Landscape Assessment and Prioritization Tool (HC-LAP): A Web Mapping Application to Support Conservation Efforts in Hood Canal (Washington) - details & registration David Puckett
10/18/2022 Introduction to ArcGIS Insights - registration link coming soon! Karen Beardsley
10/25/2022 Introduction to Geospatial Raster and Vector Data with Python - details & registration Ryan Avery, Development Seed
11/1/2022 Introduction to Google Earth Engine - details & registration Luke Salvato
11/15/2022 Making Map Figures for Academic Journals & Books (with QGIS) - details & registration Michele Tobias


#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:

  • Alex Mandel, Development Seed
  • Karen Beardsley, UC Davis Global Affairs
  • Matthew Conner, UC Davis Library
  • Naomi Kalman, Consultant
  • Michele Tobias, UC Davis DataLab
  • Veronica Herrera, Geography Graduate Group
  • Emma Forester, Geography Graduate Group

We thank the past council members for all of their work!

  • Sadia Gul, Energy Graduate Group
  • Mina Rezaei, Geography Graduate Group

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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