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Informatics and GIS Program


New 2012-2013 SOD Confirmations Added to OakMapper!

New 2013 SOD Blitz and 2012-13 UC Davis DataNew confirmed cases of Sudden Oak Death (SOD) (P. ramorum) have been added to OakMapper, a project that tracks the spread of Sudden Oak Death from data collected by citizens and organizations. All official SOD cases are collected and confirmed by the California Department of Food and Agriculture or the University of California. Community SOD cases are submitted by citizens via the OakMapper website and iPhone application. 442 new points collected between 2012-2013 have been added to OakMapper bringing the total number of confirmed SOD locations to 3246. The new data consists of laboratory confirmed cases collected by the annual SOD Blitz campaign of 2013 from the Forest Pathology and Mycology Lab run by Dr. Matteo Garbelotto and also laboratory confirmed cases collected by the UC Davis Rizzo Lab run by Dr. David Rizzo.

Click on the image left to view a close-up of the new confirmed SOD data (in green) from SOD Blitz and UC Davis. 

Explore the new data online here.


Posted on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 5:54 PM
Tags: oakmapper (3), sudden oak death (2), webgis (11)

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!

photo 1940 photo 2013

Posted on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 6:13 PM
Tags: vtm (9)

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
Tags: class (29)

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