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Introduction to Spatial Pattern Analysis in a GIS Environment - Travel & Accommodations

Suggested Travel Itinerary:
Arrive Santa Barbara, Sunday, 27 July
Depart Santa Barbara, Saturday, 2 August

The small Santa Barbara Airport is served by the following airlines:

American Eagle 1.800.433.7300
America West Express 1.800.235.9292
Delta Airlines 1.800.221.1212
Delta Connection 1.800.325.8224
Horizon Air 1.800.547.9308
United Express 1.800.241.6522

There is no UCSB shuttle from the SB airport to the campus housing (Manzanita Village).

>> Driving from LAX
The drive is approximately 2 hours from LAX to Santa Barbara (UCSB campus).

>> Directions to Manzanita Village
From northbound Highway 101, take the UCSB/Ward Memorial Blvd exit. Upon entering the campus, you will pass the Kiosk at the Campus entrance -- stay in the R lane. Take the yield to the right at the first traffic signal – you are now on Mesa Road. Then turn left onto Ocean Road at the 2nd traffic signal. Stay on Ocean Road, which curves around through 3 traffic signals. After the 3rd traffic signal, you will see the Events Center THUNDERDOME on your left. Keep going and when Ocean Road dead-ends, the Manzanita Village complex will be on your left.

>> Transportation recommendation -- from Santa Barbara Airport to the Manzanita Village [Travel Map]:
This is a very short ride from the airport to Manzanita Village, and we recommend the SuperRide shuttle (683-9636) -- no advance reservations necessary -- 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. If not, use the courtesy phone in the baggage claim area to call. ($6 one-way, $12 rd-trip) Bottom line: SuperRide is a better deal! (If SuperRide is unavailable, we recommend Blue Dolphin Taxi.)

Accommodations
Unless you state otherwise on your Information Request Form (IRF), we assume that each of you will accept our offer to stay in the UCSB-owned Manzanita Village (on campus). The cost of the six-night private room accommodation (Sunday-Friday) is extremely reasonable at $325 per person. This amount will be deducted from your $500 CSISS scholarship, and the balance check ($175) will be remitted to you on-site at the close of the workshop. (Note: For non-U.S. citizens who do not have a Social Security number or an ITIN, the balance will be processed for you via a Travel Expense Voucher to be detailed later on an individual basis.)

Workshop lodging (private rooms) will be provided at Manzanita Village, the newest addition to the Housing program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. This new complex opened in Fall 2002 and provides “no frills” residence hall style housing to UCSB visitors and students. Each building has a lobby area, a laundry/vending room, a lounge with view terrace, and a study room. Some buildings are equipped with full kitchens.

>> Details are as follows:

  • Check-in time/date: begins 12 noon, Sunday, 27 July
  • Checkout time/date: must vacate by 12 noon, Saturday, 2 August
  • Check-in Location: Manzanita Village, De Anza Resource Center
  • Address: dead-end of Ocean Road, UCSB Campus

>> Check-in at Manzanita Village: The check-in desk at the De Anza Resource Center will be open very, very late on Sunday, 27 July. Check-in will remain open until at least 1 am, Monday morning. So no fear if you arrive late on Sunday evening. [Check-in Map]

>> Your private room - There is one single bed with full linen and bedding, a closet, a desk, and a built-in bookshelf and dresser. (Beds are made up once a week.) Hall bathrooms are shared among 4 rooms. The building is not air conditioned -- not usually a problem here in Santa Barbara. All workshop lodging reservations (Sunday-Friday) at Manzanita Village will be arranged by the CSISS staff at UCSB. So there is no need for you to contact Manzanita Village directly. Please indicate your lodging preference on the IRF. However, if you need accommodation for early arrival or late departure, please see the heading below providing information for those options.

>> Things to consider bringing:

  1. cell phone and/or calling card – Rooms do not have phone lines or internet access. Pay phones in lobby and lounge.
  2. alarm clock
  3. clothes hangers
  4. sweater or jacket!  Very important -- for our California coastal weather can be quite chilly, especially after sunset.
  5. resource materials/data related directly to workshop content: Dr. Getis will soon send an email to all workshop participants re: this. Also, the info will be posted soon on your workshop website.

>> Meals are on your own -- with the exception of a Thursday evening BarBQ we will host at the BEACH!

>> Reminder: Payment for your lodging at Manzanita Village will be deducted from your $500 scholarship amount. Due to internal campus guidelines, CSISS must pay for your lodging internally. Therefore, we will subtract your lodging from your $500 scholarship, and at the close of the workshop, you will be given a check for the balance. If you prefer to select your own lodging, please indicate that choice on your IRF. Please contact LaNell Lucius if you have any questions: (805) 893-8504, lanell@ncgia.ucsb.edu.

>> Early arrival or late departure
For early arrival on Sat. 7/26 or late departure on Sun. 8/3, please contact the Manzanita Guest House for additional lodging. This is "no frills" on-campus lodging especially for campus visitors that are conducting University business. Room rates are $55 per night. Payment is by Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit cards only. Advance reservations are strongly recommended--call 805-893-8181 or register on-line at http://www.housing.ucsb.edu/conference/guesthouse.htm.
For additional information, please visit the above website.

Campus Parking
Permits are required in all areas of campus Monday through Friday from 6:30 AM to 5:00 PM. It will be helpful to stop at the kiosk (entry to campus) in order to receive parking information and maps. You will be provided instructions on where to park and how to use the self-pay machines. Short-term permits may be purchased for $7/day from the self-pay machines installed in each parking lot. (Kiosk personnel will not be able to handle parking fees or cash.) No permit is needed for the 30-minute metered spaces (but the meter must be fed). As a visitor, you will park in lots allowing "C" (commuter) parking.
More information can be found at the UCSB Transportation and Parking Services website: http://www.tps.ucsb.edu/visitor.html (click on commuter parking permit)

Workshop Class Location/Time
Please report to the first class on Monday, 28 July, 8:30am, Ellison Hall, Room 2620. [Campus Map]

Miscellaneous
Workshop dress: Bring lots of shorts and comfortable cotton shirts -- workshop is casual dress, but the classroom and labs may be chilly. So you may want to bring a sweater/jacket to the classes.

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!), especially to the BarBQ Thursday evening.

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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