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Spatial Data Science for Professionals: 2017
We live in a world where the importance and availability of spatial data is ever increasing, and the value of Spatial Data Science: big data tools, geospatial analytics, and visualization is on the rise. There are many new and distributed tools available to the geospatial professional, and the ability to efficiently evaluate and integrate the wide array of options is a critical skill for the 21st century marketplace. The GIF Spatial Data Science Bootcamp is designed for the geospatial professional who wants to stay current in today’s dynamic world of spatial data. GIS professionals, spatial data researchers, scientists, and students will learn about the cutting edge of spatial data science and get hands-on practice using today’s latest open source analysis, visualization and database tools.
Interested in integrating open source and web-based solutions into your GIS toolkit? Come join us at our 3-day intensive Spatial Data Science for Professionals training, to be held March 29-31 2017. More information and the application form can be found here.
GIS Day 2016! The GIF is co-hosting with BayGeo in San Francisco this year!
New GIF Website is Underway!
The GIF is working on a new and updated website! We're hoping to improve user experience and make it easier to find the things users need. Development is underway for the new year!.
Summer Break 2016
Happy 10th Birthday to the GIF!
What: GIS Day 2015 @ the GIF
Date: Wednesday, November 18th
Time: 5pm – 8:30pm
Also, we are inviting the geospatial community to participate in GIS Day during our poster, lightning talk, and presentation sessions. If you’d like to present your work or display a poster, please indicate your interest on the RSVP form.
Registration open for Fall 2015 Workshops
The GIF is offering a series of geospatial training workshops this semester that use a hands-on approach to help you get started using spatial analysis to enhance your research. View the upcoming offerings and register at our workshops page.
Google @ the GIF: Geospatial Technology Workshop
August 20 & 21, 2015
Geospatial Innovation Facility @ Mulford Hall, UC Berkeley
What will you learn?
Led by instructors from Google Earth Outreach and Google Earth Engine, this workshop will teach highly practical tools which can be used to collect, host, analyze, visualize, and publish map data using the power of the cloud. Sessions will include hands-on experience at both beginner and advanced levels using Google Earth Engine, which brings together the world's satellite imagery — trillions of scientific measurements dating back almost 40 years — and makes it available online with tools for scientists, independent researchers, and nations to mine this massive warehouse of data to detect changes, map trends and quantify differences on the Earth's surface. Applications include: detecting deforestation, classifying land cover, estimating forest biomass and carbon, and mapping the world’s roadless areas. Learn more at http://earthengine.google.org/.
Who should attend?
- Researchers and educators at UC Berkeley and UC affiliates who meet one or more of the following should attend!
- Are currently working on GIS or remote sensing projects, or have datasets they want to map.
- Are teaching or developing curricula for GIS or remote sensing courses.
- Have intermediate-to-advanced technical experience in one or more of the following areas:
- Remote sensing
- Web/multimedia development
Cost & Registration
Attendance is free, but registration is required since space is limited.
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