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GIS 1: Getting Started (IN-PERSON)

GIS 1: Getting Started (IN-PERSON) In-Person


IN-PERSON (Library North Building, Second Floor, Library Classroom 2 computer lab)

Can't make it? Watch recorded workshop: https://lib.gsu.edu/rds-recordings

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NOTE:

  • ArcGIS Pro is available for Windows/PC only -- it is not available for Macs.
  • Non-GSU attendees will not be able to do hands-on work in ArcGIS Pro because it requires a GSU login -- you're welcome to still attend but will only be able to watch the instructor demonstration.

Geographic Information System (GIS) technology is commonly used by private, non-profit, and government agencies for planning and analysis involving geospatial data. This introductory workshop series aim to provide attendees with foundational information about geospatial data concepts, coordinate systems, map design, spatial analysis and geospatial landscape. The workshop will be taught using ArcGIS software to manage and analyze geospatial data, conduct basic spatial analysis, and produce maps. By the end of the workshop, attendees will be able to complete a small-scale geospatial data project which involves producing final maps using real-world data. No special background knowledge or skills are required to attend. All are welcome.

Workshop Topics:

-- Introduction to GIS, map design and coordination and projection systems

-- Introduction to ArcGIS

-- Working with spatial data and maps (basics):

---- Geospatial data and shapefiles

---- Loading and viewing map data

---- Adding legends, scales, titles, and other markers and elements to maps

---- Adding inset maps

---- Saving and exporting maps to PDF and image files

Prerequisites: None.

Skill Requirements: Attendance at GIS 1 prior to GIS 2 preferred.

Software Requirements for Hands-on Participation:

  • See the directions for accessing ArcGIS Pro at https://research.library.gsu.edu/gis
  • MAC USERS: ArcGIS Pro is available for Windows/PC only -- it is not available for Macs.
  • NON-GSU ATTENDEES: You will not be able to do hands-on work in ArcGIS Pro because it requires a GSU login -- you're welcome to still attend but will only be able to watch the instructor demonstration.

NOTE: Please read our Workshops ~ Etiquette & Policies page for pertinent information to your workshop attendance.

Presenter(s): Shah Md Shahnewaz Sayem, M.S. Candidate in the Geosciences Department and Graduate Research Assistant with the Library's Research Data Services Team


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Related LibGuide: *RESEARCH DATA SERVICES (RDS) @ Georgia State University Library by Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh

Date:
Monday, March 18, 2024
Time:
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Classroom 2, Library North 2
Campus:
Downtown Campus Library
Categories:
  Data Services Workshops  

Registration is required. There are 20 seats available.

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