Spatial @ UCSB Conference

The Center for Spatial Studies at UCSB will be hosting its annual spatial@local2017 Poster and Plenary Session at Corwin Pavilion on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

This year the theme is Environmental Conflict Resolution in the Santa Barbara Channel and will feature speakers from NCEAS and the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.

You can participate in this event, either as poster submitters, or as attendees to the plenary and viewers of the posters. Although the session has a theme, posters on any topic that addresses spatial analysis will be accepted.

For more info and to RSVP, click here.

Nautical and International Waters Charts

Are you looking for nautical charts?  NOAA’s paper nautical charts are available as “print on demand” up to date to the time of purchase.  You can also download charts in PDF format for free.


Looking for open ocean and international waters charts?  They are produced by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and available through vendors as “print on demand” products.

Palomar College Drone-Con 2017

Palomar College is having a free Drone Conference on July 7th.  Join Educators, GIS Analysts, Precision Agriculture Specialists, Civil Engineers, Surveying and Mapping Technicians, Utility and Construction Inspectors, Photographers and Videographers along with Law Enforcement Officials, Emergency Responders, and Search and Rescue Personnel at the forefront of incorporating the use of drones in a rapidly emerging job market.

The Drone Conference for Educators and Industry Professionals will feature hands-on learning sessions, demonstrations, vendor exhibits, and guest speakers from various industry sectors including the University of California system, SDG&E, and DJI among others. The day will conclude with a networking reception followed by an evening show at the state-of-the-art Palomar College Planetarium.

To register for this FREE conference and for more information, visit their website.

Space is limited to 120 registrants, so be sure to register soon!

SCAG/ESRI Story Maps Student Challenge

Calling all students! The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is currently accepting abstracts for a student showcase at our annual Regional Conference and General Assembly on May 4 and 5 in Palm Desert. SCAG is looking for outstanding student work in two categories: sustainability planning posters and ESRI Story Maps using SCAG data. Continue reading