#maptimeDavis: Is my research mappable? Intro to map-making & GIS for researchers

Oct. 12, 2021, 10 a.m. - Oct. 12, 2021, noon

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DataLab: Data Science and Informatics

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In this workshop, participants will get an entry-level introduction to spatial data and how to get started working with spatial data. The workshop will cover terminology, the format of spatial data, and resources for learning and getting help on the UC Davis campus.

Learning Objectives

Participants will: learn the structure of spatial data; develop vocabulary needed for learning on your own; learn where to get help; and learn about training opportunities on campus.


This is an entry-level workshop. No previous experience is required.

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Instructor: Michele Tobias

Instructor Bio

Michele Tobias is a biogeomorphologist with a background in geospatial methods for ecology. At DataLab, she helps researchers understand and design geospatial methods and workflows, from data collection to spatial analysis to data visualization and cartography. Michele earned her PhD from UC Davis in Geography where she studied California’s sandy beach ecosystem with a mix of traditional phytosociological methods and innovative remote sensing tools. She has a bachelor’s degree in Geography (focused on biogeography) and German (focusing on linguistics) from UCLA and a master’s degree in Ecology (resource ecology & management) from University of Michigan. She worked at the UC Davis Information Center for the Environment as a postdoctoral scholar. Michele’s research interests include applying spatial analysis methods to new avenues of research.


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