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GIS 1: Getting Started (ONLINE)

GIS 1: Getting Started (ONLINE) Online

Join workshop in Webex: https://gsumeetings.webex.com/meet/mcoskun1

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

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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

---- Data sources: Census data, Social Explorer

---- 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.

Software Requirements for Hands-on Participation:

-- For participants wishing to follow along with the “hands-on” portion of the workshop, you will need to download and install ArcGIS software through the GSU Technology Services website (Free for GSU students and faculty): https://technology.gsu.edu/technology-services/it-services/software-computer-purchase/software-download-and-purchase/

-- For all others, everyone is welcome to watch the workshop presentation and participate in the chat without installing any software.

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

Presenter: Muhammet Emre Coskun, PhD Candidate in Public Management and Policy, and Graduate Research Assistant with the Library's Research Data Services Team

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Related LibGuide: *Research Data Services @ Georgia State University Library by Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh

Monday, June 27, 2022
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
All Campuses
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Registration is required. There are 100 seats available.

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