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Introduction to Spatial Data Analysis - Travel & Accommodations

Transportation and Accommodations Recommendation
From Santa Barbara Airport to the Santa Ynez Apartments
(6650 El Colegio Road, Goleta, California 93117):

  1. This is a very short ride from the airport to the apartments, and we recommend the SuperRide shuttle (usually a large white van with big blue lettering on sides and top reading "SuperRide", 683-9636). It is very convenient and less expensive than a taxi. There is usually a shuttle waiting at the airport for deplaning passengers, so you may not need to call for service. Check first before calling them (there is a courtesy phone in the baggage claim area). SuperRide is usually much cheaper than the regular taxi fee. Also, it's convenient and a less expensive to schedule a round-trip with them. If you can't go with SuperRide, Blue Dolphin Taxi is also good.

  2. Check in at Santa Ynez Apartments. The front desk will be open for check in until at least 1 am, Monday morning. Map & Info

  3. If you are staying in the Santa Ynez apartments, you will be asked to submit payment for your Santa Barbara campus lodging a few weeks after the workshop (by check or money order; sorry no credit cards). I will explain this to your group at the beginning of the course. Your lodging is an internal bill against our CSISS account paid internally through UCSB, and then I will bill each of you after the workshop. However, while you are here you will need cash for your meals (you will be responsible for your own meals, with the exception of a Thursday evening BBQ we will host at the BEACH!).

  4. Please report to the first class on Monday, 24 June, at 9am at Ellison Hall, Room 2620. Map

  5. Workshop dress: Bring lots of shorts and comfortable cotton shirts -- workshop is casual dress. But the classroom and labs get cold sometimes, so bring a sweater/jacket.

  6. Santa Barbara weather: usually in the 70s to 80s during the day, but rather chilly in the evenings. Be sure to bring a sweater or light jacket (depending on your personal thermometer!).

Santa Ynez Apartments
Unless you have already sent me an email requesting otherwise, I assume that each of you will accept our offer to stay in the UCSB-owned Santa Ynez Apartments, adjacent to the campus and within walking distance.

Details are as follows:

Check-in time/date: Begins 12 noon, Sunday, 23 June
Check-out time/date: Must vacate by 12 noon, Saturday, 29 June

Driving directions: From northbound Highway 101, take the Los Carneros Road exit. Turn left (heading in a southerly direction). Los Carneros will dead-end into El Colegio. Turn right (heading west). Santa Ynez will be the apartments on your right.

These will be shared accommodations, two people per apartment. Each 2-bedroom Santa Ynez Apartment is furnished with the following items:

Living and Dining Room: Couch and chair, dining table with four chairs, end table, and one lamp.

Bedrooms: Two per apartment. Two single beds with full linen and bedding (only one blanket per bed is supplied), double closet, two desks with bookcases, and two dressers. (Beds are made up once a week.)

Kitchen: Refrigerator, stove, table service for four, including cutlery, cups, plates, and one tea kettle.

Bathrooms: One and a half per apartment. Shower curtain, towels, washcloths, hand soap, and toilet paper. Towels are changed twice per week.

Things to consider bringing:

1) A phone: Each apartment has one active phone line. In order to activate this line, you must bring your own phone, cord, and calling card.
2) An alarm clock
3) Extra clothes hangers (UCSB may provide a few but you may want to bring extra)

Meals are on your own.

We have an exciting week planned and are looking forward to meeting each of you.

NOTE: Please contact me at your earliest convenience with your arrival and departure schedules. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.


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