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9th Annual Central Valley Geosummit @ UC Merced - Kolligian Library Room 355 In-Person

9th Annual Central Valley Geosummit  @ UC Merced - Kolligian Library Room 355

March 15th, 2019 8:30 am - 4:00pm

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.



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Friday, March 15, 2019
8:30am - 4:00pm
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8:30am - 9:00am - Check-In, coffee & continental breakfast


9:00am - 9:20am - Welcome 

Haipeng Li - University Librarian, University of California, Merced 

Holley Moyes - Associate Professor & former SpARC faculty director, University of California, Merced 

Shawn Newsam - Associate Professor & founding SpARC faculty director University of California, Merced 

Erin Mutch -  SpARC Director, University of California, Merced 


9:20am - 9:50am  - Dr. Erin Hestir - Professor, UC Merced

"Innovating observations for aquatic ecosystems: next generation remote sensing for biodiversity and water quality"

 9:50am - 10:00 am - Break 


10:00am - 10:35 am  - Garrett Fuelling, Kristen Jurica, and Jillian McKenna (Geoscientists-in-Parks) - Yosemite National Park

"Shaping the Future of GIS at Yosemite National Park"



 10:35am – 11:10 am  - Jane Schafer-Kramer - Geographic Data Specialist, Department of Water Resource

"California Stewardship of the National Hydrography Dataset"


11:10 am - 11:20 am - Break 


11:20 am – 11:50 am  - Michael Machado -GIS Coordinator,  City of Merced

"Building A Connected City"



11:50 am – 12:00 pm

Joshua Flickinger  - ESRI story map demonstration:  Soundscapes in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. 


12:00 – 1:00  - Lunch, Map Gallery, and Networking 



1:00 pm - 1:45 pm   - Matthew Twietmeyer - Solution Engineer - Local Government, ESRI

"ESRI, The Science of Where - What's Next?"


1:45 pm  – 2:15 pm Scott Phillips - Endangered Species Recovery Program, CSU Stanislaus

"Solar energy development and endangered species in the San Joaquin Valley, CA: Identification of conflict zones"


2:15 – 2:30   Networking Break 


2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Anna Rallings & Michael Kalua- VICE Lab, UC Merced

"Does Agriculture Need a Resolution Revolution? Evaluating High-Resolution Multi-Spectral UAV Crop ET Imaging Against Landsat and Sentinel”


3:00 pm – 3:30 pm   Rocco Bowman - Graduate Student, UC Merced

"Workflows to Save Lives: How GIS is transforming and empowering Stanislaus County Fire Department Response"


3:30 – 3:45  - Yosemite Leadership Program Capstone Project 

3:45 - 4:00 - Closing Comments 

Erin Mutch -  SpARC Director, University of California, Merced 


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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