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Informatics and GIS Program


New VTM photo reshot from Joyce - check it!

The latest from Joyce. This photo is "looking southwest from point on highway between Drytown and Amador. Cattle ranch headquarters surrounded by grassland without a brush problem. Amador Co." Taken by Albert Everett Wieslander himself, who incidentally graduated from CNR in 1914!

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Posted on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 6:13 PM
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Google earth video of Humboldt County pot farms

Really interesting video of 600 pot farms in Humboldt Co. as readily shown via Google Earth. I am re-posting this in light of Alice's excellent talk today.

Posted on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Photos from the American Fire

These are courtesy of Christopher Dow, crew leader for our SNAMP field work. They were in the Last Chance area gathering post-treatment data when the American Fire started. They were able to collect all the field data we needed for SNAMP before leaving. Which is great news for SNAMP. The fire burned through our northern control and treatment firesheds. Check out the SNAMP project here.

Posted on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 3:10 AM

Fall 2013 GIS class ideas...

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 use...

The What: some of the datasets that might be used...


Posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 12:39 AM
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Welcome to Fall 2013!

Fall semester is here! Summer was a great adventure, with a terrific Intro to GIS workshop at the Forest Camp (see Sam's photo below), and a just fantastic workshop down at Google where we learned about some really cool new Google tools with former Kellylabber Karin Tuxen and the rest of the Google crew.

Teaching GIS at the terrific Zivnuska HallThis summer we said goodbye to a few Kellylabbers - Sarah Lewis graduated (update here), and Jessica O'Connell is moving back to the southeast for research. New lab members include undergraduate student Tiffany Yu and graduate student Lauren Haumann, who are working on the OurSpace project. New postdocs and visitors include Alice Kelly, ESPM PhD (from S&E division), who will be working on her NSF postdoc project "Sustainability and Safety in the Pacific West's National Parks," and Paulina Wong, who comes from Hong Kong on a Fulbright Scholarship and whose background is in the use of three-dimensional (3D) spatial analytical tools to simulate visualize urban environments, she'll be working on the OurSpace project.

Also, check out the individual project pages at the right for news about what we are working on: SNAMP, VTM, Keck, Wetlands, OakMapper, OurSpace, and Oak encroachment, among other things.  Welcome back to Berkeley!

Posted on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 2:46 AM

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