MIL: News & Events

The Map & Imagery Laboratory News Archive contains summaries of press releases about prominent news developments. The heading of each item links to the full text of that story.

Introduction to GIS using ArcGIS (Mon., May 23, 9 am)

UCSB Library's Map & Imagery Laboratory (MIL) and Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory (IRC) will host an "Introduction to GIS using ArcGIS" workshop from 9 to 11 am Monday, May 23.

New Rates for Community Users

Fees charges for certain services will be increasing on April 22, 2016

Introduction to GIS using ArcGIS (Tue., Apr. 19, 11 am)

UCSB Library's Map & Imagery Laboratory (MIL) and Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory (IRC) will host an "Introduction to GIS using ArcGIS" workshop from 11 am to 1 pm Tuesday, April 19.

Camouflaged Rooftops from World War II

During World War II, aircraft factories, fearing that they might be targets for Japanese bombs, covered their rooftops with fake "rooftop towns."

Workshop: Introduction to ArcGIS Pro

Join us February 17, 11am - 1pm in the Collaboratory for a hands-on workshop introducing Esri's newest desktop software. Seating limited!

GIS Install Party. BYOD! (Fri., Jan. 22, 1-5 pm)

The Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory and the Map & Imagery Lab host an afternoon of support for desktop GIS software.

Maps on display

MIL displays a number of vintage maps showing the areas affected by the current surge in Syrian and other refugees into Europe. Also, California agricultural areas and their sources of water.

Tools for Colorblind-safe Maps

Software tools are available to help make maps legible to the colorblind.

Maps and Data Aid Earthquake Recovery

The earthquake in Nepal, as in other disastrous events, summoned and deployed many forms of aid from humanitarian agencies and networks around the globe.