Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Introduction to GIS

Posted: 9/26/2017 ()

CSDE is offering a series of two, three-hour workshops on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) using esri’s ArcMap software. It assumes no prior experience with GIS. The workshop will take place across two consecutive Mondays, beginning October 2, 2017. Sessions run from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM in Savery 117.

This workshop will begin by presenting an overview of the basic concepts of Spatial Analysis and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Armed with an understanding of what GIS is, students will complete a hands-on tutorial introducing ESRI’s ArcGIS software. Topics covered during the first week’s lab will include: working with GIS data, simple data queries, and map creation (symbolization, labeling, layout and export). Building on the basic concepts covered during the first week, week 2 will focus entirely on hands-on training in GIS for demographic research. Topics covered in the second week’s lab will include: acquiring GIS and census data, synthesizing multiple data sources, and basic GIS analysis.

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Date: 10/02/2017

Time: 10:00am-12:30pm

Location: 117 Savery Hall (CSSCR Large Lab)