Informatics and GIS Program
University of California
Informatics and GIS Program

Introduction to GIS for Crop Agriculture

Davis Agriculture & Natural Resources Building

2801 Second Street, Davis. Ca.

Friday, September 29th, 2017, from 11:00am to 4:00pm

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Goal:  Provide overview of geospatial technologies for monitoring and mapping crop agriculture, with hands on experience using on practical examples.

Workshop ContentThis workshop has been designed for participants interested in agriculture with little to no experience in GIS. An introductory presentation will get you up to speed on what kind of analysis GIS may be used for, as well as the basic characteristics of spatial data. After this brief lecture you will follow an interactive exercise that will introduce you to data processing with Pix4Dmapper and ArcGIS software applications, while using either free and open source online data or drone imagery to analyze and map crop land in the California's southern and central valleys. 

This course content is the result of a collaborative effort between UC ANR IGIS Statewide Program,, and the UC Berkeley, Geospatial Innovation Facility (GIF),   



Audience: UC Cooperative Extension associates, including UC academics, staff, students, growers, members of the agricultural industry and affiliates of UC Cooperative Extension.

Requirement: Participants must bring a laptop computer with a recent version of  ArcGIS installed on it.

ArcGIS can be obtained for UC ANR affiliated computers free of charge at Click Here

A free 60 trial license for ArcGIS/ArcMap for Desktop can be found at Click Here

Please download the ArcGIS software and request a user license several days in advance of the workshop to ensure that it is properly functioning before the workshop date.

When & Where: September 29th, 2017, from 11am to 4pm, with a one hour catered lunch break from 12pm to 1pm.

Sacramento room of the UC ANR Building,
2801 Second Street, Davis, CA 95618

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Cost: $50 (account # and contact information required for UC affiliates)  

Register: Click here to register. Registration is limited to 25 participants, so please sign up early.

Contact: For more information regarding the content of the workshop, contact Sean Hogan of the UC Informatics and GIS (IGIS) Statewide Program, at 530-750-1322,

For information regarding the accompanying Drone Technology for Crop Agriculture workshop on September 28th, please Click Here.  



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