Instruction schedule

Workshop offerings in Fall Term 2017


Getting Started with ArcGIS

Friday, October 6, 10:00 - 12:00 pm
Dana Porter FLEX 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:

  • Understand what GIS is and geospatial data are
  • Navigate ArcGIS software and tools
  • Find and add data to a map
  • Discover information and attributes about the data
  • Produce a simple map that shares your visualization of the data

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Editing with ArcGIS

Friday, October 6, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Dana Porter FLEX Lab (LIB 329)

  • This tutorial is designed to introduce you to the basic editing tools used in ArcMap for both the creation and modification of geospatial data. Editing is an essential skill for GIS users that helps build spatial awareness and a broader understanding of topological relationships. This tutorial will cover several common editing functions and workflows using the Feature Template editing environment in ArcGIS 10.x.

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Getting started with QGIS             

Friday. October 13, 10:00 - 12:00 pm
Dana Porter FLEX LAB (LIB 329)

Ever wanted to try Open Source GIS but didn’t know where to start? Here you will learn how Open Source compares to the “Big Guy’s”. This workshop builds on “Getting Started with ArcGIS” (a recommended prerequisite for those with no previous GIS experience) but isn’t absolutely necessary. This workshop introduces users to a different environment to create maps with GIS. 

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

  • Understand what QGIS is and it’s capabilities

  • Navigate QGIS software and tools

  • Find and add data to a map

  • Discover information and attributes about the data

  • Produce a simple map that shares your visualization of the data

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