Informatics and GIS Program
Informatics and GIS Program
Informatics and GIS Program
University of California
Informatics and GIS Program


IGIS is a new ANR Program established in 2012 to provide GIS support, software, data and training to ANR.

Click here for more information on the components of IGIS: Training, ANR-Flux, InfoBase & Service Center.

Click here for upcoming IGIS training workshops.

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UCANR Locations

UCANR Locations

This web mapping application was developed to allow the user to locate the UC ANR Research and Extension Centers and Cooperative Extension offices found around California.  You use the tools on the top of the mapping application to zoom to an individual REC, to display the legend, to turn layers on and off, print the current display to a pdf or jog, and search for address.

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PRP Science Engagement Workshop
Posted 9/26/2016 - I recently attended the Pacific Research Platform Science Engagement Workshop hosted by CITRIS and Calit2 at UC Merced. The PRP is a "data freeway" currently being developed by researchers at UC San Diego and UC Berkeley to connect the major research...

GIS as Calculus, and other Reflections from the 2016 California Naturalist Conference
Posted 9/19/2016 - Getting closer to nature?I must confess when I first thought about a GIS-themed poster for the California Naturalist conference last weekend, the two topics seemed like somewhat odd bedfellows. The central character of naturalists, it seemed to me, is a...

Spatial Technology for Citizen Science at the 2016 California Naturalist Conference
Posted 9/11/2016 - Today marks the end of this year's California Naturalist Conference (, where IGIS was once again honored to be a contributor at the fantastic gathering. Highlights from the event include: Working with Greg...

This year's class: the why, how and what of GIS
Posted 8/30/2016 - Here are the tag clouds from this year's GIS class: the why, how and what of our upcoming semester's projects. Word clouds from Wordle. The Why: what are the key problems class members want to focus on...  The How: possible methods we will...

GIS for Needs Assessments
Posted 8/30/2016 - I recently attended a really useful ANR training from the office of Program Planning and Evaluation (PPE) on needs assessment. Incorporating needs assessments into research and extension makes a lot of sense for many reasons. We all want to address...

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