Spatial Sciences

#maptimeDavis Workshops & #maptimeDavis Studio

"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.

This research and learning cluster provides two specific avenues for engaging with spatial data:

  1. #maptimeDavis Workshops - Instructor-lead formal workshops teaching a specific skills. These workshops typically require participants to bring a laptop computer with software installed pertaining to the topic of the workshop (we'll let you know what you need before hand).
  2. #maptimeDavis Studio - A time for community discussion and learning. Typical meetings include introductions; descriptions of people's work; sharing of successes, trouble spots, and questions; and group learning on a scheduled topic. For Fall 2020, we will focus on the same topic as the previous week's workshop. You do not need to have active, on-going research to participate or be a valuable resource to this community. We recognize that ideas, learning, and engagement happen on many levels.

How to participate: #maptimeDavis Workshops and Studio will meet on alternate weeks on Tuesdays 10:00-12:00 in via Zoom.

Please send questions to Michele Tobias -

#maptimeDavis Workshop & Studio Schedule

Workshops and Studio meetings 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.

Date Topic Speaker
April 6, 2021

Simplified Volcano Hazards Maps: Lessons Learned and Future Directions

David Ramsey, U.S. Geological Survey and USAID, Cascades Volcano Observatory
April 13, 2021

End-to-end Deep Learning Workflows using Geospatial Technology

David Yu, ESRI
April 20, 2021

Agent-Based Modeling with NetLogo

Sarah Grajdura
April 27, 2021

Projected Coordinate Systems in R

Michele Tobias
May 4, 2021

Introduction to Spatial Statistics in R

Wesley Brooks
May 11, 2021

Art Software for Cartography & Other Visual Research Communication (Studio Discussion)

Michele Tobias & the Community
May 18, 2021

Lightning Talks

Evlyn Pless (Organizer) & the Community

#maptimeDavis Workshop Archive

Date Topic Speaker Video Link
Feb. 22, 2019 #MaptimeDavis Workshop: Data Visualization for Geospatial Data with QGIS Michele Tobias Recording
May 1, 2019 #MaptimeDavis Workshop: Intro to GIS with QGIS Michele Tobias Recording
April 14, 2020 #MaptimeDavis Workshop: Intro To GIS with QGIS Workshop Michele Tobias Recording
April 28, 2020 #MaptimeDavis Workshop: R for Spatial Data Leah Nagel Recording
May 12, 2020 Mapbox Demo by #MaptimeDavis Megan Danielson Recording
Oct. 13, 2020 #MaptimeDavis Workshop: Contributing Geographic Data Through OpenStreetMap(OSM) Gaurav Thapa Recording
Oct. 27, 2020 #MaptimeDavis Workshop: Journal Map Figure Design Michele Tobias Recording
Nov. 10, 2020 #MaptimeDavis Workshop: Crop Type Mapping with Deep Learning Using TensorFlow Alex Mandel & Lily Thomas, Development Seed Recording
Nov. 24, 2020 #MaptimeDavis Workshop: Mapmaking with R Ryan Peek Recording
Jan. 12, 2021 #maptimeDavis Workshop: Earth Engine & R for presentation-quality contextual maps Christian John Recording
Feb. 9, 2021 #MaptimeDavis Workshop: Geocoding Personally Identifiable Data Michele Tobias Recording
Feb. 23, 2021 #MaptimeDavis Workshop: Getting Started with the New ARCGIS Field Maps Canserina Kurnia & Mark Stewart, ESRI Recording

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