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 Map Making and Visualization of Spatial Data Travel Accommodations

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Suggested Travel Itinerary:
Arrive Santa Barbara, Sunday, 21 July
Depart Santa Barbara, Saturday, 27 July

There is no UCSB shuttle available from SB airport to the campus housing (Tropicana Gardens apartments).

Transportation recommendation -- from Santa Barbara Airport to Tropicana Gardens Apartments:
This is a very short ride from the airport to the apartments, and we recommend the SuperRide shuttle (683-9636)...very convenient and less expensive than taxis (usually large white van, big blue lettering on sides and top "SuperRide"). 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). Re: fare, SuperRide is usually much cheaper than the regular taxi fee. Also, it's convenient and less expensive to schedule a round-trip with them. SuperRide is a better deal! (If you can't go with SuperRide, Blue Dolphin Taxi is good also.)

Unless you state otherwise on your Personal Data Form, I assume that each of you will accept our offer to stay in the UCSB-owned Tropicana Garden Apartments, near the campus and within walking distance. The cost of the six night stay (Sunday-Friday) is extremely reasonable at $258 per person ($43/person/night includes breakfast). This amount will be deducted from your $500 CSISS scholarship, and a balance check in the amount of $242 will be remitted to you either at the end of the workshop or later this summer. (Note: For non-U.S. citizens, the balance will be processed for you via a Travel Expense Voucher to be detailed later.)

Details are as follows:
Check-in time/date: begins 1 pm, Sunday, 21 July
Checkout time/date: must vacate by 12 noon, Saturday, 27 July
Place: Tropicana Gardens Apartments
Address: 6585 El Colegio Road, Goleta, California 93117
Phone: 805-968-4319
(approximately a 10-minute walk to the UCSB campus)

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). Tropicana Gardens will be the apartments on your left.

These will be shared accommodations, three people per apartment (same gender if possible). Tropicana Gardens consists of suite style rooms, two or three bedrooms, and one or two bathrooms that share a common living room area. Each apartment is furnished with the following items: extra long twin beds, dressers, sofa, desks and chairs, occasional chairs, and coffee table (linens will be provided). There is no television and telephone service. However, there are available pay phones on the halls within the apartment building.

Things to consider bringing:
1) phone calling card or cellphone
2) alarm clock
3) extra clothes hangers
4) sweater or jacket

Breakfast is provided with your lodging. Other meals will be on your own -- with the exception of a Thursday evening BarBQ we will host at the BEACH!

Workshop Class Location/Time
Please report to the first class on Monday, 22 July, Ellison Hall, Room 2620, by 8:45 am. The classroom/lab space in Ellison Hall can be located easily in sector D4 on this campus map.
Lecture classes will be held in the morning with lab sessions in the afternoon. See the workshop website for full agenda:

Parking On-Campus: Permits are required in all areas of campus Monday through Friday from 6:30 AM to 5:00 PM. No permit is needed if parked in metered spaces (but the meter must be fed). Short-term permits may be purchased for $5/day (soon to go up to $7/day) at both of the Kiosk entrances to campus and at the Parking Services Office. Cash payment only accepted at kiosks. More information can be found at the UCSB Parking Services website:

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.

Santa Barbara weather: usually temperate during the day (in the high 60s to high 70s), but rather chilly in the evenings. Be sure to bring a sweater or light jacket (depending on your personal thermometer!).

About Santa Barbara:
Visit About Santa Barbara and Local Weather to prepare for your workshop week.

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


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