February 2020

Workshop: QGIS + Open source GIS

Monday, February 24th - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dana Porter Computer Lab (LIB 329)

Ever wanted to try Open Source GIS but didn’t know where to start?

This workshop builds on “Getting Started with ArcGIS” (a recommended prerequisite for those with no previous GIS experience) but isn’t absolutely necessary. It will go through the in's and out's of QGIS and also cover other alternative Open Source GIS platforms.

Workshop: Getting familiar with agent based modelling - GIS

Thursday, February 27 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dana Porter Computer Lab (LIB 329)

In this workshop, we will explore agent based modelling using spatial data as an environment.

An agent based model (ABM) is a class of computational models for simulating the actions and interactions of autonomous agents (both individual for collective entities such as organizations or groups) with a view to assessing their effects on the system as a whole. - Wikipedia

Workshop: Getting started with ArcGIS

Tuesday, February 25th –1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Dana Porter Computer Lab (LIB 329)

You may have heard of GIS, but what exactly is it, and more importantly, how can you use it in your own research and academic work?

This introductory workshop presents the basic concepts of GIS and will teach you the skills you need to find geospatial data, map it, and discover new dimensions of information.

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to: