University of California
Informatics and GIS Program


Maps and data are central to ANR's research and extension mission. The IGIS Statewide Program supports ANR by providing support for GIS training, mapping tools, spatial data science, and the latest technologies for data collection, analysis, and visualization. Our goal is to ensure that all ANR local and statewide programs have the capacity to use the latest geospatial tools and science for all aspects of their outreach, extension, and research activities...  Read more

IGIS Services - People, Tools, Data


The GIS Service Center provides GIS and mapping services to projects across the ANR Network.  These projects range from custom cartography, GIS and spatial analysis, Web mapping, Mobile Application Development, and GIS consultation.  For more information please follow the following links.


IGIS Service Center Request Intake Process... Read FAQ

Help Request Form

Please use the following form to request assistance from the IGIS Service Center... Request Help


List of current and past IGIS Service Center Projects... See list of Projects


We offer a variety of hands-on workshops throughout California on GIS, web mapping, remote sensing, GPS and drone mapping. These workshops are tailored to the interests of ANR staff and their collaborators, and represent a shared effort between IGIS and the UC Berkeley Geospatial Innovation Facility (GIF). Follow-up support is available through our online office hours and online training resources.


Research drones provide an unparalleled ability to create high resolution maps of vegetation cover, including the three-dimensional structure and chemical properties invisible to the naked eye. We use quad-copter drones and multi-spectral cameras to map crop health, surface hydrology, canopy structure, and a host of other applications. In addition to training, we offer drone mapping services to ANR staff and their collaborators. Read more.

Office Hours

Training Calendar


IGIS 2018 in Review

World Ag Expo, Tulare, 2018

The end of the year is always a good time to reflect back on what we've accomplished and where we've been, so we can see where we're going. 2018 was another good year for IGIS, with a number of notable accomplishments and new initiatives. 2018 was...

Posted on Monday, December 31, 2018 at 1:03 PM
Tags: annual review (1), IGIS (58)

IGIS Releases New Map of the UCANR Network

UCANR Map December 2018

IGIS is pleased to release a new map of the ANR network. This poster-size map of the state includes 60 Cooperative Extension Offices, 9 RECS, and 6 affiliated campuses. The legend is accompanied by short descriptions of the main components of ANR, as...

Posted on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 12:33 PM
Tags: IGIS (58)

Monterey is the Place to be for Drone Training in 2019

Flight Instruction at DroneCamp

As drone usage continues to grow exponentially, 2019 stands to be another busy year for the IGIS drone training program. We are pleased to announce two offerings of our popular 3-day comprehensive drone mapping short course, both of which will be held in...

Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 2:54 PM
Tags: dronecamp (2), drones (18), IGIS (58)

California Adaptation Clearinghouse Website Launched

Climate Stories

IGIS and the California Naturalist Program are pleased to help celebrate the launch of a new information portal on climate adaptation. The California Adaptation Clearinghouse was officially launched at the California Adaptation Forum in August in...

Posted on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 4:29 PM
Tags: Adaptation (1), CalNat (1), Clearinghouse (1), Climate Change (1), IGIS (58), OPR (1)

Mapping post-fire landscapes at Hopland Research & Extension Center


The River Fire began July 27, 2018 at 1pm on Old River Road in Hopland. By the evening it had spread, and was threatening numerous buildings in the area. We have a ANR Research and Extension Center (HREC) there, and Shane Feirer from IGIS lives and works...

Posted on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 10:24 PM
Tags: drones (18), igis (58)
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