North Bay GIS Day 2014

The largest GIS Event in the North Bay is coming November 19th to Santa Rosa and we need your help!

We need you to spread the word about it, participate in it, and attend! GIS Day is only as successful as the effort our User Group puts into it. .

Post the event on your website. Go to our resources page and download images to use on your site.

North Bay Interactive Map Inventory

Do you or your agency have an interactive map online for public consumption? If so, send us a link to it. We are putting together a new page on this site which will showcase the interactive maps for our region.

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Napa Earthquake Information Map

The City of Napa has released an interactive map showing locations of damaged buildings, water leaks, and debris dropoff sites. You can view the map at http://ow.ly/AN09W.

The Addictive Local Story Map

Warning, the latest story map for our area is highly addictive. Click the image below to see just how much has changed in the Santa Rosa Plain since 1942. You can read about this project on the SonomaVegMap Blog.

1942 and 2011 Aerials of the Santa Rosa Plain

North Bay Data Featured at Esri UC

Yesterday during the Plenary session Esri showcased their new product ArcGIS Pro using data from the North Bay. Videos of the Plenary can be viewed at http://video.esri.com/series/198/2014-esri-user-conference.

To just view the North Bay data part go to the 11:45 mark on the "Where Will ArcGIS Pro Take You?"

Esri UC Video image

Fall GIS Courses at SRJC

There are four courses being offered by SRJC for the Fall semester. They are GIS 40 (Intro to GIS), GIS 53 (Cartography in GIS), GIS 54 (Data Acquisition in GIS), and GIS 55 (GIS for Earth Science).

Go to http://www.santarosa.edu/schedules/schedule_of_classes/ for more info.

SRJC Summer GIS Course - NRM 87

Next week is the start of the summer course NRM 87 - GIS Application in Natural Resources. This course, taught by Tim Pudoff, will feature introduction to the County’s new LiDAR data and emphasize resource conservation in our local watersheds. To find out more go to the course listing

Course Description:

An introduction to the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to analyze and interpret natural resources data, and to solve common conservation problems. Includes a basic introduction to arc view GIS, analysis of habitat loss for endangered species, evaluation of mineral development impacts, watershed analysis, assessing data quality, and environmental analysis of a proposed timber sale.

GIS Summer Camp for Tribal Youth

Tribal Youth Camp imageThis summer, the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center (CIMCC) will host two GIS Camps for Tribal Youth ages 10+

For more information view their flier or go to www.cimcc.org.

Sonoma County LiDAR and 2013 Orthos Available

Land managers, planners, engineers, and geogeeks will be glad to hear that - for the first time ever - Sonoma County has complete countywide LiDAR data! These data, which include the point cloud, numerous raster deliverables, and simultaneously collected 4-band, 6-inch orthophotography are the first deliverables of the Sonoma County Vegetation Mapping and LiDAR Program (Sonoma Veg Map). The data are free and publicly available. Go to http://sonomavegmap.org for info and details.

Javascript and Web GIS - Old Dogs, New Tricks (Presentation Slides)

The presentation slides from Tim McGee's presentation at our last user group meeting is now available online. You can view them at http://bit.ly/1kDLBki.

Piner High School's new SPARQ Center

On Friday April 11th Piner High School had their grand opening of their Science Position Astronomy Research Query (SPARQ) Center. It was great to see a few North Bay GIS professionals attend this exciting event. Below are some photos from Friday's event

 

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