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8th Annual Central Valley Geosummit  @ UC Merced - Kolligian Library Room 355

8th Annual Central Valley Geosummit @ UC Merced - Kolligian Library Room 355

This all day event brings together state and regional GIS experts, educators, graduate students, and faculty using GIS and geospatial technology in their research. Community members interested in GIS and geospatial topics are also welcome to attend. 

This year’s event features speakers from all walks of GIS, sharing their work and research using the latest in GIS technology to understand and address local, regional, statewide and global concerns.

Register for this FREE Event

Related LibGuide: Geography by Elizabeth Salmon

Friday, April 6, 2018
8:30am - 3:30pm
Registration has closed.


Interested in supporting SpARC and future Central Valley Geosummit events?

Your donation helps support this FREE event and GIS education, training, internships at UC Merced.

Preliminary Schedule and Agenda

8:30am - 9:00am - Registration, Coffee and Pastries

Continental Breakfast Sponsored By: Center for Career & Professional Advancement

9:00am - 9:15am - Welcoming Remarks

9:15am - 9:45am - Emily Merriam - GIS Research Analyst, CalFire - "Story Map for the Tree Mortality Task Force"

9:45am - 10:30am - Webmapping Case Studies:

Donald Barclay - University Library

Madeline Brown -  Merced Irrigation District

Erin Mutch - Spatial Analysis and Research Center

Zach Yinger - Spatial Analysis and Research Center

Q&A for Moderated Panel

10:30am - 10:45am - Break

10:45am - 11:15am- Anna Fryjoff-Hung, Research Associate, VICE Lab - Hydrologic Monitoring and Modeling for Management and Restoration Analysis at Avocet Pond

11:15am - 11:45am – Jim Yager PhD, Owner, Impact Marketing Strategies

Bio: Jim Yager’s innovative, inventive, and creative approaches to systematically solving applied, technical, operational, and organizational challenges in Florida, Delaware, and California lead him to start his own company, Impact Marketing Enterprises, Inc., after taking early retirement from DuPont. He has integrated over 30 yrs of experience with new digital and GPS based technologies to solve agricultural production problems that have been hidden and building with 70 yrs of traditional farming practices. He has found that all of these problems have been directly related to soil textural properties, chemistry, and water.


12:15pm - 1:15pm - Lunch & Networking

1:15pm - 2:00pm - Alicia Sebastian, Director of Community Development Programs, California Coalition of Rural Planning Presentations in GIS Applications 

2:00pm - 2:45pm - Student Presentations 

Maura Uebner, UC Berkeley - "A Cat Map: Distribution of Stray Cat Intakes for BACS"

Yosemite Leadership Program Project Team - Story Map Development

Brandyn Ryan, UC Merced - TopCon Intern and SpARC Lab Assistant

2:45 pm - 3:30pm - Jeffery Jenkins, Associate Professor - UC Merced

3:30pm - 3:45pm -  Closing Comments

Parking and Directions

Sponsors and Contributors

  • California Geographic Information Association (CGIA)
  • UC Merced Library
  • Spatial Analysis and Research Center (SpARC)
  • Merced Irrigation District (MID)
  • Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG)
  • Center for Career and Professional Advancement (CCPA)
  • Engineering Service Learning (ESL)

Interested in supporting SpARC and future Central Valley Geosummit events?

Your donation helps support this FREE event and GIS education, training, internships at UC Merced.


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