Sunday, February 15, 2015

GIS Events at UC Merced and UC Davis

The Northern California Chapter of URISA (Urban and Regional Information Systems Association) is pleased to co-sponsor two events of interest to the California GIS community.

The Annual CGIA (California Geographic Information Association) GeoSummit at UC Merced happens on March 13, 2015. Here is a link for more information:

UC Davis presents a GIS Symposium on April 1. More information is available here:

Data Acquisition and Evaluation/GPS Class

Data Acquisition and Evaluation/GPS

Feb. 20 & 21 & March 6: Fri. & Sat., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
2 Units Academic Credit

In Winter Term, 2015 run this course will introduce for the first time Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS, or ‘drones’) and their rapidly evolving roles in land management and other applications.  The course will open with a special, interagency webinar that will inform students about upcoming UAS policies and regulatory environments for research and commercial operations.  Through brief lectures, classroom computing sessions, and outdoor and indoor exercises, students will explore alternatives for coupling digital imagery with GPS-derived positions, and will evaluate data quality in imagery and GPS-derived positions. Skills in preparation of metadata will be cultivated throughout the course, with emphasis on data quality elements. Students will build upon project work of their choosing, concluding with hands-on building of a geographic database (geodatabase) in industry-standard format.

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Instructor:  Paul Veisze