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



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.


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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.

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Distillation from the NEON Data Institute

So much to learn! Here is my distillation of the main take-homes from last week. Notes about the workshop in general:Making participants do organized homework and install software is necessary for complicated workshop content:...

Day 4 Wrap Up from the NEON Data Institute 2017

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Day 4 is it! Final day of LUV-DATA. Today we focused on hyperspectral data and vegetation. Paul Gader from the University of Florida kicked off the day with a survey of some of his projects in...

Day 4 Wrap Up from the NEON Data Institute 2017

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NEON 2017 Data Workshop Notes - Day 3

Today we focused on uncertainty. Yay! Goulden gave a talk on sources of uncertainty in the discrete return lidar data. Uncertainty comes from two main sources: geolocation - horizontal and vertical...

Day 2 Wrap Up from the NEON Data Institute 2017

Our home for the week

First of all, Pearl Street Mall is just as lovely as I remember, but OMG it is so crowded, with so many new stores and chains. Still, good food, good views, hot weather, lovely walk.Welcome to Day 2!

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