Report on Leadership Workshop on Location Analytics in Business

Apr 4, 2018 • Categories: Featured | News | Workshops

The final report from the Leadership Workshop on Location Analytics in Business is now posted and available to read here. This meeting was held at the Upham Hotel in Santa Barbara from January 31 to February 2, 2018. The motivation for this workshop originated in an effort by Esri to encourage greater use of location analytics in business, and to that end to engage with the discipline of information systems (IS) as a way of reaching an appropriate set of leaders in business education. Esri staff had made presentations at previous conferences of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) such as the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), and had been encouraged by the level of interest they observed in location analytics. Michael Gould of Esri and three faculty of the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB; Michael Goodchild, emeritus; Werner Kuhn; and Krzysztof Janowicz) began the process of planning a workshop to be held in Santa Barbara in early December 2017, with the aim of further developing strategies and building bridges between the IS and GIScience communities. An open call was issued, and invitations were advanced to a number of key individuals. In early December the Thomas Fire broke out and expanded rapidly across a wide area of Southern California, causing unhealthy levels of smoke in the Santa Barbara area, plus substantial risk that the fire would reach the city. The workshop had to be postponed at the last minute, and a new date of January 31 was announced. Unfortunately the new dates were impossible for some of the participants, leading to a workshop that was smaller than anticipated. However a very compelling set of presentations and extensive discussions occurred; this report is an account of the meeting and its conclusions. Read the full report here. The workshop was hosted by the Center for Spatial Studies at UCSB, and sponsored by...

Location Analytics in Business Workshop

Dec 10, 2017 • Categories: Event | Featured | Workshops

The Location Analytics in Business workshop, originally scheduled for December 11–13, 2017, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 31 to Friday, February 2, 2018. Suggested travel dates are Tuesday, January 30 and Friday afternoon, February 2 or Saturday, February 3.  ...

GIS Help Desk Workshops

Past Workshops Introduction to GIS using ArcGIS Date & Time: Monday, May 23, 2016, 09:00am–11:00am Location: UCSB Library Collaboratory (2nd floor on the mountain side near the courtyard entrance, map) Description: No prior knowledge of GIS is necessary to attend. This is a 2-hour introduction to digital spatial data in which you will learn to: Visualize spatial data in a geographic information system Explore different ArcGIS tools for spatial analysis, including overlay analysis and choropleth mapping Identify 7 common file formats used with spatial data Learn about data resources available to you at the UCSB Library Produce a map to print or share online Laptop Introduction to ArcGIS Pro Date & Time: Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 11:00am–1:00pm Location: UCSB Library Collaboratory (2nd floor on the mountain side near the courtyard entrance, map) Description: ArcGIS Pro, the newest application included with ArcGIS 10.3 for Desktop, is designed to help GIS professionals complete their projects and share their results more quickly and easily than ever before. With its modern ribbon interface and tight integration of 2D and 3D capabilities, ArcGIS Pro will streamline the way you do your GIS work. Instructor: Song Gao Laptop Installation of ArcGIS Desktop Date & Time: Friday, January 22, 2016, 1:00–5:00 pm Location: UCSB Library Collaboratory (2nd floor on the mountain side near the courtyard entrance, map) Description: Hands-on tutorial on installing Esri ArcGIS Software Instructor: Song...

UCSB Mapping Resources

Maps can add important dimensions to analysis and interpretation in the humanities, illustrating the distribution of phenomena, patterns of activities, processes of landscape change, flows among places, and connections between natural and human environments. They also enable the transfer of information, provide guidance to navigation, and offer insight to solving problems. This workshop will provide demonstrations for a range of tools used in map making that are readily accessible and that illustrate a variety of applications of likely interest in the humanities. These tools will include open-source software to create maps from databases and online mapping tools that allow access to historical and contemporary socio-demographic data. Demonstrations will cover procedures for transferring GPS tracks and locations to maps and for embedding one’s own information and imagery to Google Earth and similar geo-browsers. Information on courses and software licenses available at UCSB will be provided, along with listings of mapping resources and data that are Web accessible. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops to the workshop for accessing resources that exist online. Moderators and Introduction: Ann Bermingham, (UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center) Don Janelle, (UCSB Center for Spatial Studies) Presenters: Mike Goodchild, Overview and Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) €”concept, applications, demo Alan Glennon, Making use of Google Maps and other web-based tools for Research and Teaching Indy Hurt, Geographic Information Systems (GIS)—concept, applications, demo Keith Clarke, Applications of GPS—Integrating location in landscape studies using Sketch-up, 3D Warehouse, and Google Earth Don Janelle, Learning resources at UCSB and on the Web Viewers may find the following presentation by Waldo Tobler of special interest– “Beyond-Ptolemy: Mercator and other Distorted Maps”Download...