University of California
Informatics and GIS Program

IGIS Projects

Current Projects

California Land Trends

Client(s): Van Butsic and Luke Macaulay

Request: Create a web application to track and compare land usage patterns for the state of California.

Status: IGIS has collected the relevant datasets (CDL, GAP, Parcels) and created a framework for querying by county and displaying the results in various maps, charts and tables.

California Naturalist Story Map

Client(s): Greg Ira

Request: Create a story map with statewide partner locations and training information.

Status: IGIS has developed a webmap built from data provided by the clients running off of Google Sheets.

Coyote Cacher

Client(s): Niamh Quinn

Request: Web/mobile application to collect reports of urban coyote encounters and notify the public.

Status: IGIS has developed a registration database and survey form for users to aign up for notifications and to submit reports of urban coyote activity. Researchers and wildlife agencies can download all report data in csv form.

The Coyote Cacher site can be viewed here: http://ucanr.edu/sites/CoyoteCacher/Story_Map/

Mobile data collection for Hopland REC

Client(s): Kimberly Rodrigues

Brief Overview: Create a system for staff and administrators at Hopland REC to map and track items of interest on the REC. This will include the creation of webmaps with the ability to collect spatial features from mobile tools in the field.

Status: IGIS has created the datasets to hold the information gathered at the Hopland REC. The webmaps have been built and are ready for deployment. The REC has purchased mobile devices for the REC staff to use and we are providing training on how to use the tablet and the apps to staff at the REC.

Packline Data Collection System

Client(s): Elizabeth Grafton-Cardwell

Request: This is a highbred project between CSIT and IGIS. We will develop a system for storing and analyzing these important data gathered by the Lindcove Packline. CSIT will develop the database and application to work with the information from the client. IGIS will build the spatial interface and the spatial data related to the fruit trees at Lindcove. These spatial data will allow for the analysis of the packline fruit quality data to be analyzed spatially in relation to other data available at Lindcove.

Status:  CSIT is currently working with the client to understand the packline process and data products and they are developing the database structure. IGIS has created spatial representations of the citrus trees at Lindcove and other spatial data that can be used in this analysis. The citrus tree data can be viewed at: http://ucanr.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Viewer/index.html?appid=3d3087167a4f40769af4043fdf4c20cd.

Restoration Ecology Management Database

Client(s): Valerie Eviner

Request: This is a highbred project between CSIT and IGIS. CSIT will develop the database and application to work with the information from the client. IGIS will build the spatial interface that will be used to gather location information and then intersect that location with other spatial data making those values accessible by the application being created by CSIT.

Status: CSIT is currently working with the client to develop the database structure. IGIS has developed the spatial data map services that will be used to gathering information about slope, elevation, soils, counties, etc during data entry.

Virginia creeper leafhopper in Mendocino and Lake County Vineyards

Clients: Glen Mcgourty, Lucia Varela, and Houston Wilson

Request: IGIS will develop a tool that can be used to map hotspots of Virginia Creeper in Mendocino and Lake Counties for the purposes of researching the distribution of this pest.

Status: This is a new project and is had not begun yet. We will be creating a custom geoprocessing task that can be embedded into ArcGIS Online for this project.

Completed IGIS Projects

Analyze Day of Science Data

Client(s): Marissa Stein

Request: Help analyze Day of Science data from May 8th event.

Outcome: IGIS worked with the client to add to the data which county the data was in and whether the data was in rural or urban areas of California.  These data were provided to the client for further analysis.  

Aquatic Invasive Species Mapper

Client(s): Leigh Johnson

Request: Build a survey and web mapping tool that will allow citizen scientists to report aquatic invasive species

Outcome: IGIS worked with the client to create a citizen science application that allows the participants to report the location of aquatic invasive species.  This report was built to allow for the saving of pictures with the location and other information.  The system will then notify researchers at the University of California and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife of new reports.  The researchers can then accept or decline the report.  After the report is accepted the reports are then viewable on a publicly accessible webmap. 

The aquatic invasive species reporting tool can be viewed at: http://ucanr.maps.arcgis.com/apps/GeoForm/index.html?appid=ab788837ab2448059a66d5653d8bda51

The public map can be viewed at: http://geoportal.ucanr.edu/AIS_Public_Viewer/

Backyard Poultry Survey

Client(s): Myrna Cadena

Request: Web application to collect information from homeowners with backyard poultry throughout the state of California.

Outcome: IGIS worked with the client to create a geoform for collection of user data (both in English and Spanish) and webmaps to display the data collected.

Beta Test of Field Data Collection

Client(s): Blake Sanden (Farm Advisor)

Request: Have the ability to gather spatial data in the field and view previously collected data in a mobile app.

Outcome: IGIS worked with the client to create and test the offline field data collection capabilities of ArcGIS server and ArcGIS online.  We learned how to set up the ArcGIS to allow for feature editing from mobile devices and we put a system in place to allow for the creation and editing of feature layers within ArcGIS server that could be used by many people with UCANR. 

Bioregion Map for Cal. Naturalists

Client(s): Adina Merenlender (Specialist), Brook Gamble (Specialist) and Dr. Sabrina Drill (Advisor)

Request: Create Bioregions maps for Cal Naturalist Publication.

Outcome: IGIS worked with the client to create a simple map of bioregion boundary with some natural features such as major rivers and a small inset of all bioregions to be used as the first figure in a publication series that describes each bioregion for CA Naturalist and general natural resource science education.

CA Naturalist co-branded maps

Client(s): Adina Merenlender (Specialist), Brook Gamble (Specialist) and Dr. Sabrina Drill (Advisor)

Request: Create a web mapping application with printable, banded maps for the CA Naturalist Program.

Outcome: IGIS worked with the client to create a mapping application with custom print templates, drawing tools and multiple statewide datasets. the site can be viewed at: http://geodata.ucanr.edu/CalNaturalist/index.html.

California map with CE, REC, UC locations

Client(s): Will Suckow

Request: A map depicting California that includes county boundaries, UCCE locations, REC locations, and UC Campus locations.

Outcome: Working with the client we create a map of California with the layers requested.  The map was provided to the client in adobe illustrator (AI) format.  The AI format allows the client to turn layers on and off providing them with different options for displaying their information as needed.

CHKS Deep Dive Project

Client(s): Dana Gerstein

Request: Provide maps of school catchment areas and additional data analysis for the California Healthy Kids Study.

Outcome: IGIS worked with the client to create maps of several school study sites for publication as well as providing spatial analysis of busines, transportation, green space and population data for all shol catchment areas in the study.

Chloropleth Map of Sudden Oak Death in Sonoma County

Client(s): Lisa Bell (Sudden Oak Death Education Program Coordinator)

Request: Create chloropleth map of Sudden Oak Death in Sonoma County.

Outcome: IGIS worked with the client to create a chloropleth mapping showing the current extent of sudden oak death in Sonoma County.  The data that was mapped was from the USDA Forest Service Region 5 aerial surveys of tree mortality and infection.

Color-Coded Map for Work Environment Workshops

Client(s): Jodi Azulai and Jan Corlett

Request: Create a color-coded map for Work Environment Workshops.

Outcome: IGIS is working with the client to create a color coded map of the Work Environment Workshops in 2015.

Develop website for weather station data display to public

Client(s): Mark Battany

Request: This is a highbred project between CSIT and IGIS. Where we created system to store and display weather data from a network of weather sensors operated by Mark Battany and NOAA throughout California.

Outcome: CSIT built the routine to import the data into a system (Tower Management System).  IGIS has deployed a mapping asset to display current weather conditions at each sensor, with the ability to graph the historic weather over a given time span.

http://ucanr.edu/sites/russianriverhabitat/Inversion_Data/

GIS analyses of glassywinged sharpshooter distribution in CA

Client(s): Mark Hoddle (UCR) and Leigh Pilkington (dpi.nsw.gov.au)

Request: GIS plots of GWSS reproductive biology data to predict spread in CA.

Outcome: IGIS worked with the client to create three separate reproductive biology maps for publication. The client provided an excel file with three data sets for various points around the state. We used each data set to create an interpolated surface to be used for publication.

Goldspotted Oak Borer Mapping

Client(s): Jan Gonzales and Thomas Scott

Request: Web mapping application for monitoring the spread of Goldspotted Oak Borer

Outcome: IGIS worked with the client to create two separate web mapping applications: a public site for viewing the data as well as a password protected site for researchers to enter Goldspotted Oak Borer observation data.

The public site can be viewed at: http://ucanr.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Viewer/index.html?appid=5dc808c7c64641118f034515232f2948

 

Heat Map of ANR Donors

Client(s): Andrew Besson

Request: Analyze the spatial pattern of donations to University of California - Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources and create a map of the analysis output.

Outcome: IGIS analyzed the pattern of donations to University of California - Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources and delivered a map of the results to the client.

Host UC Natural Reserve System data

Client(s): Lobsang Wangdu and Kevin Browne

Request: The UC Natural Reserve System asked IGIS to host its GIS data on our servers. We hosted their boundary and parcel maps for all 39 of our reserves.  In the future we will add additional layers such as climate change maps, endangered species ranges, vegetation maps as these become available in the near future.

Outcome: IGIS consolidated NRS’s data into the three layers representing boundaries, parcels, and an additional layer that show the location of additional properties managed by NRS. IGIS also created additional layers that highlight protected areas near the NRS Reserves. All of these layers have been added to an ArcGIS Online Webmap and Group.

http://ucanr.maps.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=4fad958eaa2348bbbabf00ac9fdebf74

Interactive Map of Watershed Restoration Projects in Plumas County

Clients: Michael De Lasaux

Request: Develop an interactive map that is embedded in the Plumas Corporation watershed restoration webpage.

Outcome: IGIS created the interactive map and made it available to the client. http://geoportal.ucanr.edu/FRWatershed/

Interactive Map Ventura County Agriculture and Natural Resources

Client(s): Andre Biscaro

Request: Create an interactive map of Ventura County’s agriculture and natural resources for UCCE staff and general public education and decision support.

Outcome: IGIS worked with the client to gather data and create an interactive webmap that showed crops in Ventura County.  IGIS also gave guidance to the client on how to use the webmap and add other data related to natural resources and agriculture.

Make historic Drought imagery from Jack Kelly Clark available online

Client(s):

Request: Make oblique aerial photos of reservoirs around the state during the 1970's drought from Jack Kelly Clark 1970s discoverable online.

Outcome: IGIS loaded the photos into the ucanr repository, geolocated the reservoirs in the photos, and created a mapping service and application where the imagery can be viewed and downloaded.  These resources can be found at  worked with the client to create a mapping application with custom print templates, drawing tools and multiple statewide datasets. the site can be viewed at the interactive web map  or the UCANR open data portal.

Map farmers' markets, agritourism operations & farm stands in Contra Costa and San Joaquin Counties

Client(s): Penny Leff (Agritourism Coordinator/Program Representative)

Request: Create a map of the county of Riverside showing the farmers’ market locations with the market names and day of the week as labels for each market location.

Outcome: IGIS worked with the client to create the map of farmers’ markets in Riverside County. The client provide an excel file with the location of the markets that they wanted located on a map of the country. We created the underlying map and they created the layout for the poster and handouts.

Map for Multi-County Partnerships (MCSs)

Client(s): Jodi Azulai and Christopher Greer

Request: Create a map showing the Multi-County Partnerships

Outcome: IGIS worked with the client to create a map of the multi-county partnerships with UCANR.

Map for Project Learning Tree

Client(s): Sandra Derby (Project Learning Tree State Coordinator)

Request: Project Learning Tree - Web Map Design.

Outcome: IGIS worked with the client to create an interactive webmap that showed California Counties and the the locations of project learning tree partner locations around the state.  This map can be viewed at Project Learning Tree Website.

Map of ACP in Los Angeles County

Client(s):UC Davis Researcher

Request: Create a maps for publication and presentation showing the distribution of Asian Citrus Phyllid (ACP) in a neighborhood in Los Angeles County.

Outcome: IGIS worked with the client to create a maps for publication and presentation showing the distribution of Asian Citrus Phyllid (ACP) in a neighborhood in Los Angeles County.

Map of farmers' markets in Riverside County for poster and handout

Client(s): Penny Leff (Agritourism Coordinator/Program Representative)

Request: Create a map of the county of Riverside showing the farmers’ market locations with the market names and day of the week as labels for each market location.

Outcome: IGIS worked with the client to create the map of farmers’ markets in Riverside County. The client provide an excel file with the location of the markets that they wanted located on a map of the country. We created the underlying map and they created the layout for the poster and handouts.

Marin County community garden map

Client(s): Lauren Klein - UCCE Marin Community Garden Program Coordinator

Request: Update of current Marin County community garden map with ability to add future updates

Outcome: IGIS worked with the client to create a web mapping application displaying current community garden sites in Marin County with an editing tool to add new sites for future updates. The site can be viewed at: http://ucanr.edu/sites/MarinMG/Community_Service_Projects/Marin_Community_Gardens/Community_Gardens_Map_839/.

Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer Mapping

Client(s): Dr. Sabrina Drill (Advisor)

Request: Web mapping application for monitoring the spread of polyphagous shot hole borer

Outcome: IGIS worked with the client to create two separate web mapping applications: a public site for viewing the data as well as a password protected site for researchers to enter PSHB observation data. The public site can be viewed at: http://ucanr.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Viewer/index.html?appid=7952d617eee34e728462ac7dbf888931.

REC "Did You Know?" Story Map

Client(s): Lisa Fischer

Request: Develop a story map for the REC's "Did You Know?" information cards.

Outcome: IGIS worked with the client to transfer images and text from the "Did You Know?" postcards for each REC to a web-based story map. The finished map can be viewed here: http://geodata.ucanr.edu/RECTour/

Research plot design and setup at Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center

Client(s): Dr. Jeremy James (Director SFREC, Specialist) and Nikolai Schweitzer (SRA)

Request: Using GIS and GPS create representations of existing pastures in GIS and split these pastures into equal parts for use in an upcoming research project.

Outcome: IGIS helped the clients design and implement the plots for an upcoming research project at the UC ANR Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center (SFREC). We assisted the clients with the rental of the Trimble Global Position System (GPS) equipment from the GIF Lab at UC Berkeley. The gps unit was used to geo-locate existing pastures and to mark new plot boundaries after the analysis. We gps’ed existing pastures and created GIS representations of the study pastures. We then turned these study pastures into a parcel fabric using ArcGIS software from Esri. After we had the pastures converted to parcel fabrics we were able to easily split the pastures into equal sized areas.

SAREP Solution Center

Client(s): Aubrey White

Request: Develop the Solution Center for Nutrient Management on the ANR website. The site is intended to be a portal of useful information about nutrient management aimed at growers, crop consultants and researchers. We are working with SAREP to develop a database that will contain a variety of publications and multimedia materials on the topic. These materials will include articles, fact sheets, powerpoint presentations, and videos. We'd like the database to be searchable by a variety of topics, and include summaries of materials, links to related publications, and potentially geospatial information to connect work to county or other location type.

Outcome: This was a highbred project between CSIT and IGIS. CSIT developed the database and application to work with the information from the client. IGIS built the spatial interfaces for the application.  The Solution Center for Nutrient Management can be viewed at: http://ucanr.edu/sites/nutrient_management_solutions/

Spring Garden Tour Map

Client(s): Janet Cangemi

Request: Create a map displaying garden locations for the Fresno Master Gardeners Spring Garden Tour.

Outcome: IGIS worked with the client to create a map of the locations in the Fresno area on the Spring Garden Tour. The client provided a list of addresses for each tour location on the map. We created the map and layout and printed out the posters.

Summary of historic and current climatic data on USFS grazing allottments

Client(s): Dr. Kenneth W. Tate (Specialist) and Dr. Leslie Roche (Post-Doctoral Researcher)

Request: Summarized historic and current climate data within United State Forest Service (USFS) grazing allotments and within 850 plots spread across these allotments.

Outcome: IGIS provided the client with a database that summarized 30 years of monthly climatic data, including total precipitation, minimum and maximum temperature, and snowpack. The data was delivered to the client as personal geodatabase (useable in MS Access) for further analysis. The database contained two main tables, one table summarizing the climatic variables for each plot and another table summarizing the climatic variables for each Allotment.

Summary of projected climate data within United State Forest Service (USFS) allotments and plots

Client(s): Dr. Kenneth W. Tate (Specialist) and Dr. Leslie Roche (Post-Doctoral Researcher)

Request: Summarized future projected climate data within United State Forest Service (USFS) grazing allotments and within 850 plots spread across these allotments.

Outcome: IGIS provided the client with a database that summarized future projected climate data for the next 90 years of monthly climatic data, including total precipitation, minimum and maximum temperature, and snowpack. The data was delivered to the client as personal geodatabase (useable in MS Access) for further analysis. The database contained two main tables, one table summarizing the climatic variables for each plot and another table summarizing the climatic variables for each Allotment.

Transfer interactive urban agriculture map from UCLA server to UC ANR server

Client(s): Dr. Rachael Surls (Advisor)

Request: Work with the client and personnel at UCLA to transfer an interactive map of urban agriculture in Los Angeles County to an UCANR server for additional maintenance and updating.

Outcome: IGIS worked with the client and personnel at UCLA to move the site to UCANR server. The site can now be viewed at http://geoportal.ucanr.edu/uala/uala_v2.00.html. IGIS is continuing to work with Dr. Surls to update and maintain this site.

UCCE Fresno County Master Gardeners - Garden Tour

Client(s): Janet Cangemi (Master Gardener Program Manager)

Request: Create a large format display map of locations of gardens for the Fresno County Master Gardeners Spring Garden Tour.

Outcome: IGIS worked with the client to create several identical poster-sized maps of the locations participating in the Spring Garden Tour. The client provided a list of locations for the map and IGIS staff designed the map layout and printed the posters.

Visualization of UCANR Staff / Academics

Client(s): Lisa Fischer (Associate Director, Research and Extension Center System)

Request: Create a web map visualization of ANR Staff/Academics.

Outcome: IGIS worked with the client to create an interactive map that displays staff/academics by spatial location. The map was built so that you can search by name, title, and unit or area of expertise. This could be useful to identify where in the state expertise in specific specialty areas exist for better coordination of projects/efforts and it could also be useful for program teams and work groups when they are determining needs for specialists/advisors, for example statewide.  The mapping tool can be found at UCANR Personnel Explorer.

Wild Pig Damage App

Client(s): John Harper

Request: Build a mobile data collection application to track damage caused by wild pigs to agriculture and rangelands.

Outcome: IGIS worked with the client to develop and mobile application using Esri's App Studio software. The app allows the user to collect data either online or offline and submit reports with attached images. Notifications are built in to alert researchers when a new report is submitted.

The app is available for free download for both iOS and Android devices.

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