GIS Coordinator

Sonoma County Ag + Open Space logoSonoma County Ag + Open Space is seeking a GIS Coordinator and they have extended the application deadline to 12/16/2019.

The Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District (Ag + Open Space) permanently protects the diverse agricultural, natural resource, and scenic open space lands of Sonoma County for future generations. We are currently recruiting for a full-time Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Coordinator, a critical team member who will support planning for the land conservation activities of Ag + Open Space. This position is assigned to Ag + Open Space's Conservation Planning Program. This is an excellent opportunity to join a mission-driven organization with a passion for protecting lands that contribute to Sonoma County's scenic beauty, local agriculture, native habitats and recreational lands.

The GIS Coordinator will be part of a dynamic team that develops and analyzes data in support of Ag + Open Space land conservation efforts. This position is responsible for overseeing and administering the District's GIS databases, data models, infrastructures, and platforms, and may have lead level responsibilities for the coordination and review of work, as well as training for GIS staff. In collaboration with others, this position will be responsible for a major evolution of the District's data and analysis framework, and will need to work pro-actively with a range of people, systems, policies, hardware and software to effect and maintain this change. In addition to large scale, ongoing, proactive process improvements, the position will also need to respond to the daily GIS and mapping needs of the organization – including identifying, creating, and maintaining spatial data and summary statistics, recommending and performing complex analyses, and developing maps and other data.

More Info and Application Info

Note: Application deadline is 12/16/2019

Jackson Family Wines Maps the Complex Conditions for Grape Growing

Esri put out a blog post on how "Jackson Family Wines Enhances Quality, Focusing on Complexities of Location"... just one of our small local companies who use GIS.

Read the article on the Esri website.

North Bay GIS Day 2019

This year the North Bay GIS User Group hosted close to 300 elementary students, GIS professionals, and the general public at our annual GIS Day event. We had some fantastic presentations, an exhibit hall filled with local agencies and vendors, a map gallery showing off the vast array of mapping in our region, the ever popular AR Sandbox, and public safety vehicles. It was a fun event that we look forward to every year! If you missed it this year don’t worry join us next year.


In Napa Valley, Future Landscapes Are Viewed in the Past

The New York Times has an article about how historical maps are being used to help restoration of ecosystems in the Napa Valley. The work is being done by San Francisco Estuary Institute, who has presented at past North Bay GIS User Group Meetings.

Read the article on the New York Times website.

Bring a map to Mappy Hour!

Do you have a map that you just think is awesome? Come join us for Mappy Hour and bring that magnificent map along to share. We will hang out, enjoy some drinks and snacks, and talk maps.

Mappy Hour is at Griffin Map Design in Petaluma on Wednesday, July 29th from 6-8PM.

Eventbrite - Mappy Hour - July 2015

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Come join us for Mappy Hour!

Join fellow GIS and Mapping folks as we get together for a good time... and talk maps. Drinks and snacks will be provided. We are limited to 30 people so get your free ticket today!

Mappy Hour is at Griffin Map Design in Petaluma on Wednesday, April 13th from 6-8PM.

For additional information about Griffin Map Design go to

Eventbrite - Mappy Hour - April 2016

Field Day 2015 - Register Today

Eventbrite - North Bay GIS Field Day 2015

Sonoma County Regional Parks and Electronic Data Solutions are sponsoring this event which is completely free to attend. Be sure to take look at Sonoma County Regional Parks website for great outdoor opportunities.


All exhibitors will have a table and be showcasing their products throughout the morning.

June 10, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Spring Lake Regional Park - Shady Oaks Picnic Area
393 Violetti Rd
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

More Info on our Field Day Page

SRJC Summer Class - GIS Applications In Natural Resource Management

SRJC Logo Santa Rosa Junior College is offering an introductory course, NRM 87 -- GIS Applications in Natural Resource Management. This class runs from June 14th through July 25th and will be held at the Santa Rosa campus with additional field work at the Shone Farm. Taught by experienced SRJC instructor, Tim Pudoff, this course satisfies a requirement for SRJC geo-spatial and natural resource certificate programs, as well as being a primer for new GIS students.

Topics covered include an introduction to vector and raster data models, basic cartography, data development, spatial analysis, and the basics of field data collection. The course will be taught from the perspective of a natural resource manager or conservation planner with a particular focus on features within Sonoma County’s planning watersheds. Students will be taking an inventory of conditions using local data, and will examine the interrelationships between different types of human activity and the environment. New or returning students, staff at government agencies and employees in local business that have an interest in understanding how GIS data can be used to better understand the local landscape, are encouraged to sign up and participate!

For more information and to register go to Santa Rosa Junior College Schedule of Classes.

Napa County 2014 Orthophotos and LiDAR Available

Napa County GIS is proud to announce that our 2014 orthophotography products are now available to the public. They are not available for download. However, you can purchase the entire dataset from the San Francisco Estuary Institute for $300 including a hard drive. Their contact info is:

Micha Salomon
San Francisco Estuary Institute
4911 Central Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 746-7353
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The 2014 Orthophoto project includes 6 inch resolution, 4-band imagery for the entire county. There is also 3 inch resolution imagery for the cities of American Canyon, Napa and Yountville. LiDAR data was captured for much of the Napa River valley. The entire dataset is about 600 Gb.

Our imagery is also included in Esri's free World Imagery Service.

For more information, please contact:

Patrick Kowta
Napa County GIS Manager
(707) 259-8141
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Come join us for our second ever Mappy Hour!

Join fellow GIS and Mapping folks as we get together for a good time... and talk maps. Drinks and snacks will be provided. We are limited to 30 people so get your free ticket today!

Hillary Gattian will talk about her art that is currently on display at Griffin Map Design and other pieces she has created. You can view her work at Make sure to view her Ceramics works on her site.

Mappy Hour is at Griffin Map Design in Petaluma on Wednesday, April 29th from 6-8PM.

Eventbrite - Mappy Hour - April 2015

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GIS Training Opportunities - Hopland

The University of California – Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources will be holding two introductory courses in GIS and WEBGIS at the Hopland Research and Extension Center on May 7th and 8th.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Agriculture: Rangeland Focus Workshop
Thursday, May 7th, 2015, 11am to 4pm
Rangeland Workshop Flyer

WebGIS Workshop: Creating your own Web Maps
Friday, May 8th, 2015, 8am to 12pm
WebGIS Workshop Flyer

Both workshops will be at the Hopland Research and Extension Center at 4070 University Road, Hopland, CA.

North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park

Last month Sonoma County Regional Parks opened up to the public the latest regional park - North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park. With the opening of this park we get another North Bay map. You can view the map in PDF form on the North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park page.

This new park includes 4 more additional miles added to the Bay Area Ridge Trail and connects to Jack London State Historic Park. To learn more about the Bay Area Ridge Trail go to

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