Informatics and GIS Program
University of California
Informatics and GIS Program

GPS, Spatial Data Management, and Consultation Workshop

UC Riverside
Keen Hall Conference Room 2018

900 University Ave, Riverside, Ca.

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017, from 11:00am to 4:00pm

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Goal:  Provide an overview and hands-on experience with collecting and managing spatial data using modern GPS and mobile data collection applications for mapping agriculture and natural resources.

Workshop ContentThis workshop will offer training and consultation with hand-held GPS receivers, SmartPhone technologies and GIS applications, and is designed for participants with little to no experience. During an introductory lecture, mobile GPS apps for collecting location and field observations will be presented. Participants will then see how to use common computer software applications to view, manage and conduct basic spatial analysis and visualization using common types of spatial data.

Sample data sets will be provided during the workshop, but please also feel free to bring your own project data if you would prefer to use this during exercise/consultation period of the training.  After this workshop you should be able to collect points and tracks using low priced GPS units and SmartPhones, and know how to conveniently share this data with others in a meaningful way. 


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 GIS for Crop Agriculture Workshop, please Click Here.  


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

Required: Please bring a laptop computer with a recent version of ArcGIS and Google Earth Pro 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. 

Google Earth Pro can be downloaded for free of charge by Clicking Here.

Participants may also be interested in having a Google account with access to Google Drive. If you do not already have a Google account, you can sign up for one by Clicking Here.  

Recommended: Please bring a GPS unit or SmartPhone with either Orux Maps (for Android) or MotionX (for iPhone) installed on it.

Orux Maps is a free Android App that can be downloaded from Google Play at 
Click Here

MotionX is a $0.99 app that can be purchased through iTunes at Click Here

When & Where: March 8th, 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.

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

Register Click Here to register. Registration is limited to 15 participants, so please register early.

Contact: Sean Hogan, 530-750-1322,



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