Want to know more about GIS and what it can do for you and your research? Come join in SSM 209 to learn about the latest tools and techniques in GIS. Our two-hour first session on September 19th will provide an overview of the latest tools and techniques in GIS. Our second session four hour session, October 24th will focus on ESRI’s ArcGIS Online tools. Our final workshop will focus on Google Map Engine and Google Earth Engine. be Sponsored by Engineering Service Learning.
As the Rim Fire continued to burn in and around Yosemite National Park, a former UC Merced student’s work related to the fire burned up the Internet in August 2013.

Friday "Spatial-Tea" - October 17th, 2014 SSM 217 2pm - 3:30pm

Come learn about how UC Merced is using GIS for Campus Planning. Gene Barrera, Associate Planner, will how examples on how GIS is used for campus planning and discuss future plans.
Deploying GIS for Campus Planning
Special Guests Karl Grossner and Elijah Meeks Stanford Digital Humanities Karl Grossner: Karl is a geographer and digital humanities research developer working with Stanford faculty to incorporate spatial and temporal computing methods into selected long-term projects. His research interests center on representations of place, broadly speaking, which require extending the capabilities of geographic information systems to better represent and analyze temporality and semantics. Elijah Meeks Elijah supports digital humanities research by providing software development and computational scholarship to Stanford faculty. His work has included The Digital Gazetteer of the Song Dynasty, Kindred Britain, and ORBIS: The Stanford Geospatial Transportation Network Model of the Roman World . Elijah has worked with Ruth Mostern , coauthoring a database about medieval political landscape in China.

Friday "Spatial Tea" - Sep 19th 2pm - 3:30 SSM 217

Join us at “The Rock” (El Capitan - SSM 217) for our inaugural seminar series in Spatial Analysis. Our Spatial-Tea starts at 2pm, enjoy snacks and great presentations from experts in spatial analysis. September's topic is "Mapping the Deepwater Horizon Oil-Spill" by SpARC Manager, Erin Mutch.

Fall 2014

We are available to meet with you to discuss your GIS needs, offer GIS consulting for research projects and instructional support

Please fill out this form to make an appointment. Drop-in hours for Fall 2014 are:

Monday: 12 pm - 5pm

Tuesday: 2pm - 5pm

Wednesday: 1pm - 5pm

Thursday: 12pm - 3pm

Days and times subject to change



  • SpARC will Become the hub for spatial science research, analysis, education, visualization, spatial data archiving, and access to spatial science software and equipment for UC Merced and its partners.
  • SpARC will Lead faculty and community partner grants for research and other activities with a spatial aspect and collaborate on ongoing projects.
  • SpARC  Support expanded undergraduate curriculum in geography and spatial sciences.


The new Spatial Analysis & Research center is located in the new Social Sciences and Humanities Building (SSM) on the second floor room 209. 




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