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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 (62), 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 (62), San Diego (4), UCANR (14)
Focus Area Tags: Innovation

IGIS creates California bioregion maps

What are "Bioregions"?  Bioregions are an area bounded by natural rather than artificial borders that has characteristic flora and fauna and includes one or more ecosystems.  IGIS worked with the the California Naturalist Program to create a simple maps of the bioregion in California.  These maps contain the bioregion boundaries with some natural features such as major rivers and a small inset of all bioregions in California.  These maps will be used as the first figure in a publication series that describes each bioregion.  These maps will be used in California Naturalist courses and for general natural resource science education.

The sample map below is one of 11 maps created for this project.  It shows the Central Valley Bioregion and its surrounding area.

Posted on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 4:28 PM

California Climate Data - The next version of the Basin Characterization Model is coming soon!

The California Climate Commons ( will be hosting a new version of the California Basin Characterization Model, sometimes called the BCM or Flint data (after the modelers, Lorraine and Alan Flint).  The new version of the BCM is currently being processed and is planned to be hosted by California Climate Commons in the next month. Lorraine Flint discusses what's new in this dataset in the following Forum.   California Climate Commons will be hosting the California model outputs initially and a Nevada dataset will be added later this year. This new dataset features 18 modeled futures; you can read the California Climate Commons article called "Why So Many Climate Models?" to find out more about them as well as learn about how to work with the large number of climate models that are available. 

Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 12:19 PM
Tags: BCM (1), California (4), Climate Models (1), Data (20), Future Conditions (1)
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