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 encouraged by not required.

This is the tentative schedule as of September 23rd. The schedule will be finalized by September 28th. Registration links and more details are coming soon.

6-Oct#maptimeDavis Studio: The Year of the Map: The Importance of Spatial Data in 2020Leah Nagel/Community Discussion
13-Oct#maptimeDavis Workshop: Contributing geographic data through OpenStreetMap (OSM)Gaurav Thapa
20-Oct#maptimeDavis Studio: OSM DataCommunity Discussion
27-Oct#maptimeDavis Workshop: Map Journal Figure DesignMichele Tobias
3-Nov#maptimeDavis Studio: Map Design & CartographyMichele Tobias/Community Discussion
10-Nov#maptimeDavis Workshop: Crop Type Mapping with Deep Learning using TensorFlowAlex Mandel & Lily Thomas, Development Seed
17-Nov#maptimeDavis Studio: Machine LearningCommunity Discussion
24-Nov#maptimeDavis & Davis R Users Group Workshop: From Spatial Data to Publication Ready Figure: Mapmaking with RRyan Peek
1-Dec#maptimeDavis Studio: Mapping with RCommunity Discussion