Informatics and GIS Program
University of California
Informatics and GIS Program

IGIS Action Areas

IGIS serves data, information, resources and support through four primary action areas:

  1. InfoBase – Web accessible document and data repository
  2. GIS Services
  3. Training
  4. ANR-Flux

IGIS InfoBase

InfoBase is a web accessible document and data archive, for both historical and contemporary research that has been conducted at the UCANR Research and Extension Center (REC) sites.  To date IGIS has complied over 3152 documents in InfoBase and has additionally begun acquiring important scientific data and geospatial data files from other research locations and expired programs.  We are continuing to compile baseline geospatial datasets including high resolution color and color infrared imagery from the National Agricultural Imagery Program (NAIP), sea level rise data from NOAA modeled at 0-6 years, improved lakes and other hydrography layers, soils data, fire history and also, specific crop location datasets and diabetes rates across the state.  IGIS has continuously refined and expanded the utility of InfoBase for discovering, integrating and analyzing documents and data for UCANR research interests.  If you would like to explore the data that is available via InfoBase, please go to

GIS Services

IGIS will provide GIS services that support the ANR network. Go here to review the criteria for GIS projects.  Click here to submit a GIS service request.


IGIS is pleased to offer a broad range of GIS, Remote Sensing, GPS and Web Mapping workshops.  For more information regarding these upcoming training opportunities, please
Click Here.

The above workshops are based upon curriculum developed by the Geospatial Innovation Facility (GIF) at UC Berkeley, and represent an ongoing shared training effort between the GIF and IGIS. For more information regarding the GIF's current workshop schedule, please click 
GIF Workshops.

Note - Additional specialized curriculum may be developed based upon demand.  Please
Click Here to submit a service request to discuss additional training possibilities.



ANR-Flux represents a network of flux towers arrayed across UC ANR’s nine research and extension centers.  All towers were installed at ANR RECs in the summer and fall of 2013, and include closed path infrared gas analyzers and 3-D sonic anemometers for measuring the net exchange of CO2, H2O and heat via the eddy covariance method.  Each site also supports a suite of ecological sensors that measure air and soil temperature, relative humidity, soil moisture, solar radiation, soil heat flux, and soil CO­2 concentration.  

ANR-Flux includes and ongoing effort to tune and calibrate field equipment, provide training for REC staff, develop management tools and processes for sharing ANR-Flux data with researchers and partnerships, and continue efforts to establish real-time remote access to ANR-Flux sites from centralized database systems.

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