User:Micheletobias

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OSGeo Member
Name: Michele Tobias
Job Title: GIS Data Curator
Company: University of California Davis Library
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City: Davis
State: California
Country: United States
Local Chapter: California Chapter
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OSGeo Experience and Roles:

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Michele Tobias has been a user of QGIS since 2006, and an active participant in OSGeo activities since about 2010. She holds a PhD from UC Davis in biogeography and geospatial technologies.

FOSS4G Software & Open Data Projects:

Lead Programmer: Literature Mapper Plugin for QGIS – Allows researcher to add locations to entries in a Zotero bibliography database

Data Creation Lead: UC Davis Library’s American Viticulture Area boundary data creation project

Contributor: Open Drone Map – Contribute low-altitude (kite & balloon) aerial photography example data, user experience, photogrammetry expertise

OSGeo-Related Memberships:

OSGeo California Chapter Member

Re-Founding member of QGIS US users group – in progress, collaborating with Randall Hale and Kurt Menke to establish goals before working with a broader audience

OSGeo-Related Skills

GIS: QGIS, GRASS, SAGA GIS

Programming Languages: R, Python, HTML, Leaflet (Javascript library for web maps)

Databases: SQLite, PostGRES, PostGIS, SpatiaLite

Other Skills: Cartography & Graphic Design, Inkscape (vector illustration software similar to Illustrator), Photogrammetry & Aerial Photograph Interpretation, Kite Aerial Photography

Participation in OSGeo Activities: FOSS4G Presentations & Workshops:

Tobias, M.M. 2017. Cartography with QGIS & Inkscape. Workshop. Free & Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference. Boston, MA. August 14-19, 2017.

Tobias, M.M. 2017. Custom QGIS Symbols with Inkscape. Free & Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference. Boston, MA. August 14-19, 2017.

Tobias, M.M. 2016. Cartography with Inkscape. Free & Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) North America Conference. Raleigh, NC. May 2-5, 2016.

Tobias, M.M. & A.I. Mandel. 2015. The Drone Alternative: Multispectral Kite Aerial Photography & Photo Processing Workflow. Free & Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) North America Conference. San Francisco, CA. March 9-12, 2015.

Tobias, M.M. 2014. Open Source Work-flow for Surface Interpolation with Curvilinear Anisotropy. Free & Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference. Portland, OR. September 8-13, 2014.

Tobias, M.M. 2011. Quantum GIS & Inkscape: Cartographic Tools for Attractive Maps. Free & Open Source Software for Geospatial Conference. Denver, CO. September 12-16, 2011.

OSGeo California Chapter Meetings:

Organizing Committee for Annual Meetings: • 2011 • 2013 • 2015

Tobias, M.M. & A.I. Mandel. 2016. Literature Mapper: Zotero Goes Spatial. Open Source Geospatial Foundation, California Chapter Meeting. Davis, CA. January 23rd, 2016.

Tobias, M.M. 2011. Quantum GIS & Inkscape: Cartographic Tools for Attractive Maps. Open Source Geospatial Foundation, California Chapter Meeting. Davis, CA. October 22nd, 2011.

Open Source Geospatial Tools at Other Venues:

Tobias, M.M. 2017. Introduction to QGIS. Workshop. UC Davis Library. June 13, 2017.

Tobias, M.M. & A.I. Mandel. 2016. Literature Mapper: Zotero Goes Spatial. Association of American Geographers Meeting, Disrupt Geo Session. March 31st, 2016.

Tobias, M.M. & A.I. Mandel. 2015. QGIS Workshop. Workshop. California GIS Conference, Sacramento, CA. June 1 – 3, 2015.

Tobias, M.M. 2015. Maps with LeafletR. Davis R Users Group. Davis, CA. February 21st, 2015.

Tobias, M.M. 2014. Introduction to Open Source GIS. California Natural Resource Agency's GIS Day. Sacramento, CA. November 13, 2014.

Tobias, M.M. 2014. Using R for Climate Raster Data Extraction. California GIS Conference, Monterey, CA. April 14-16, 2014.