Informatics and GIS Program
University of California
Informatics and GIS Program

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Crop Agriculture

UC Riverside
Keen Hall Conference Room 2018

900 University Ave, Riverside, Ca.

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017, from 11:00am to 4:00pm

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Goal:  Provide overview of geospatial technology to agricultural practitioners and Cooperative Extension educators 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 structures of spatial data. After this brief lecture you will follow an interactive exercise that will introduce you to ArcGIS desktop software 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),   

For information regarding the accompanying GPS, Spatial Data Management and Consultation workshop, please Click Here.  


Audience: UC Cooperative Extension personnel, UC students, and public and private resource professionals.

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

Alternatively, licenses may be available through UC Riverside.

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: March 7th, 2017, from 11am to 4pm, with a one hour catered lunch break from 12pm to 1pm.

UC Riverside, Keen Hall Conference Room 2018
900 University Ave, Riverside, Ca.

For online directions: Click Here

Cost: $30, including a catered lunch from 12pm to 1pm.

Register We apologize, this workshop has reached capacity and we are no longer taking registrations.

Contact: Sean Hogan, 530-750-1322,



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