Next CMS General Meeting!

Socal Annual Conference

Location – Charles Young Research Library, UCLA

Date  – Saturday, Sept 9, 2017   9AM-5PM.

Our host Andy Rutkowski is the Geospatial Librarian at UCLA. He has a full day of activities planned for us.

Throughout the day, the UCLA Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences department’s Modeling and Educational Demonstrations Laboratory will have educational models of earth processes on display.

UCLA laptops available to use for the morning StoryMap workshop. Attendees may wish to bring their personal computers.

Final Schedule

9:00 Coffee, snacks, and introductions

9:15 – 9:45 Introduction to earth process demonstrations.
Emmanuel Masongsong and Henry Gonzalez, UCLA Earth, Planetary, and Space Science Modeling and Educational Demonstrations Lab

9:45 – 12:00 StoryMap Workshop
Andy Rutkowski and Omar Ureta (Maptime LA)

12:00 – 1:15 Lunch
Sandwiches and salads

1:15 – 2:15 UCLA Library Map collection and UCLA Geography Air Photo Archive highlights.

meet after lunch on the lower level of Bunche Hall
Andy Rutkowski and Jade Finlinson

2:15 – 3:00 “How the L.A .Times attempts to tell stories through maps”

Jon Schleuss, Graphics and Data Journalist L.A. Times

3:00 – 3:15 Break

3:15 – 4:00 Air photos as evidence of what does NOT exist: the legendary ‘first neon sign in America’

Dydia DeLyser, CSU Fresno

4:10 Business meeting


P3 is the closest public parking lot to the Young Research Library. It should have plenty of room in the morning, but keep in mind, there are often many events on campus during weekends. More information at: Directions & Parking

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