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IGIS Trained Foresters to use ArcGIS Pro and Mobile Apps to Collect Data

IGIS worked with UCANR Advisors Mike Jones, Rick Satomi, and Yana Valachovic to conduct two 2-day training workshops in Northern California the week of March 18th-23rd.  These workshops were held in Santa Rosa, CA and Arcata, CA. and they were well attended by approximately 20 participants at each location.  The intent of these workshops were to bring the participants up to speed on the latest GIS software (ArcGIS Pro, and ArcGIS Online), best practices in cartography, managing data, and spatial analysis, and mobile data collection (ArcGIS Collector, ArcGIS Survey 123, and Azenva).

IGIS will conduct these workshops two more times in the coming months.  These workshops will be held at the following locations and dates:

  • Lake Tahoe Community College, April 25 – 26
  • Shasta College, May 10 – 11 

For More Information: Please see the following website: http://ceshasta.ucanr.edu/Forestry/ForestGIS/ 

Register now at: UCANR.EDU/GISWORKSHOP

Posted on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 12:36 PM
Tags: Arcata (1), ArcGIS (6), ArcGIS Pro (4), Avenza (1), Collector (1), Forestry (1), IGIS (61), Santa Rosa (1), Survey 123 (1), UCANR (14), UCCE (3)
Focus Area Tags: Innovation Natural Resources

ESRI User Conference 2018 – Day 2

Have you ever wished you had your own geoportal like ArcGIS Online within your own ArcGIS Online Organization,  now you can with Esri Arcgis Hub.  ArcGIS Hub and the Sites it can create will allow you to do just that.  Now within UCANR we can create sub sites within our organization account.  We have the ability to create sub sites for other groups in UCANR like Integrated Pest Management (IPM), 4H, Master Gardeners, to name but a few.  I look forward to rolling out these Sites to other groups and team within UCANR.

Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 8:43 PM
Tags: California (4), ESRI UC 2008 (2), IGIS (61), San Diego (4), UCANR (14)
Focus Area Tags: Innovation

ESRI User Conference 2018 – Day 1

Day 1 at the User Conference was dominated by the Plenary talks of ESRI Owner Jack Dangermond and others. The morning plenary by Mr. Dangermond and other ESRI Staff is where they highlight the newest technology that we now have access to from ESRI.  In the past I have heard of the User Conference as the “Show” and it continues to live up to that name.  This year they highlighted the new machine learning and AI tools that have been integrated into ArcGIS and the new capabilities of ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Portal, and ArcGIS Pro.  Over the coming days I hope to highlight these technologies and more in greater detail.

Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 8:41 PM
Tags: California (4), ESRI UC 2008 (2), IGIS (61), San Diego (4), UCANR (14)
Focus Area Tags: Innovation

ESRI Storymaps – A tool for extending our work to California

With the ever-changing world of technology and knowledge we have a need to get this information out to the public in a timely manner.  One of the new tools that we can use are Storymaps from ESRI.  These web based application combine text and maps into an intuitive and interactive experience.  For more information about storymaps please go to the esri storymap website.

We at IGIS have helped build several storymaps for different groups within University of California – Agriculture and Natural Resources Division (UCANR).  These story maps have covered topics ranging from the issue of conifer encroachment in the oak woodlands of northern California to information about the UCANR Research and Extension Centers (RECS).  These different sites can be viewed at the following sites:

Title

URL

California Naturalist Program Partners

http://geoportal.ucanr.edu/sandbox/calnattest/

Did you know! REC Tour

http://geodata.ucanr.edu/RECTour/

Oregon white oak and California black oak loss due to conifer encroachment

http://ucanr.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=b85e44975bac4992b5260981007dad51

Our Partners - Master Gardener Program

https://ucanr.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=4291b2dc4125425b99446f9e05994993

UC Hopland Research & Extension Center Call for Proposals

http://ucanr.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=d166ef4d97c849a79bd2620e10f0623d

Wildfire

https://ucanr.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=a6ea0024822b4eb7a96a72138d694f9d

In the coming months we will be offering training opportunities that will highlight these tools and how to build storymaps that can highlight your work.  To build storymaps you will need an ArcGIS Online account.  If you are part of the UCANR network please fill out the following form and we will help you get an account so that you can start building these storymaps yourself.

Posted on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 2:33 PM
Tags: ESRI Storymaps (1), IGIS (61), UCANR (14)

Esri User Conference 2017 – Day 3

Today was a great day at the ESRI User conference. I attended several sessions covering the use of raster and vector data in big data analyses, the use of python and r for data science, and the use of arcpy to create and modify maps in ArcGIS Pro.

Speaking of big data and arcgis, over the past 5 years I have watched ESRI develop their software from a desktop environment to a distributed computer platform capable of analyzing millions of spatial features in minutes and hours instead of days or weeks. These tools are now accessible to the average users of arcgis without the need to understand the underlying big data frameworks and software. We now have the ability to install tools such as GeoAnalytics Server, the Spatial Temporal Datastore, and ArcGIS Pro and take advantage of big data analytics within ArcGIS Pro. By using these tools we do not have to know how to setup and manage tools like apache spark, elasticsearch, or other tools.

The above tools are used to store and analyze vector data. To analyze multidimensional rasters, we have the ability to use mosaic datasets to store and analyze multiple raster datasets and multiple raster formats. Over the past years I underestimated the capability and the utility of mosaic datasets. These datasets have the ability to calculate custom raster functions on the fly. These datasets can also be shared via ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online. I look forward to utilizing the datasets in the future.

One thing to note at the ESRI User Conference is that like last year all of the presentations that I have seen by ESRI staff this year have been on ArcGIS Pro. The ArcGIS Pro software is getting more powerful and ESRI is building more functionality into this new software platform.

I cannot wait to see what day 4 brings tomorrow.

Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 9:55 PM

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