Archive for the 'Geographic Information Systems' Category



Geocommons Workshop

Wednesday, February 29
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Brown Library Electronic Classroom
Clark Hall, University of Virginia

Repeats on:
Thursday, March 1
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Brown Library Electronic Classroom
Clark Hall, University of Virginia

Geocommons.com is a free online alternative to desktop GIS for mapping and analyzing your data. We’ll walk through the steps to upload data, make and share maps, and do analysis. We’ll focus on the advanced analysis tools offered through Geocommons. If you prefer Mac or PC, Firefox, Chrome, or IE, you’ll learn to use new web-based tools to make and share your maps with the world using your web browser. No Geographic Information Systems experience required.

ArcGIS Online Workshop

Wednesday, February 22
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Brown Library Electronic Classroom
Clark Hall, University of Virginia

Repeats on:
Thursday, February 23
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Brown Library Electronic Classroom
Clark Hall, University of Virginia

ArcGIS.com is a free online alternative to desktop GIS for mapping and analyzing your data. We’ll walk through the steps to upload data, make and share maps, and do analysis. If you prefer Mac or PC, Firefox, Chrome, or IE, you’ll learn to use new web-based tools to make and share your maps with the world using your web browser. No geographic information systems experience required.

GIS Workshop: Finding US Census Data

Wednesday, February 8
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Brown Library Electronic Classroom
Clark Hall

Repeats on:
Thursday, February 9
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Brown Library Electronic Classroom
Clark Hall

The United States Census has made big changes in their surveys and in the online tools to find and use US Census datasets. Join us for a hands-on session introducing the newly redesigned American Factfinder online tool for discovery and access to free data from the US Census. No experience working with US Census data or geographic information systems is required.

GIS Workshop: Geocoding and X/Y Data

Tuesday, November 22
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Alderman Library Electronic Classroom
University of Virginia

Do you have a list of addresses or latitude and longitudes that you would like to show on a map?  This session will show you how to create spatial layers with your data and create maps.

GIS Workshop: Georeferencing Paper Maps

Tuesday, November 1
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Alderman Library Electronic Classroom

Do you like old maps?  Would you like to find the real-world location of features you see on old maps?  Maybe overlay old maps with new maps to see what’s changed over time?  Georeferencing makes paper maps geo-smart so they play nicely with Google Earth, ArcGIS, and other geo-software for visualization and analysis.  You’ll leave this hands-on session with georeferencing skills and tools to geo-enable any paper map.

Mapping Yourself with GPS and Google

Family Weekend GIS Workshop: Mapping Yourself with GPS and Google

Saturday, October 29
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Scholars’ Lab Common Room

Curious about GPS, Google mapping, and how you can be part of the fun? Join Chris Gist and Kelly Johnston of the U.Va. Scholars’ Lab for an introduction to the magic of GPS and Google mapping. You will leave with the tools to communicate with satellites 12,000 miles overhead, make your own maps, and selectively share your cartographic masterpieces with the world.

Making Maps Online

GIS Workshop: Making Maps Online with GeoCommons

Tuesday, October 25
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Alderman Library Electronic Classroom

GeoCommons is a free online alternative to ArcGIS or Google Fusion Tables for mapping and analyzing your data. We’ll walk through the steps to upload data, make a map, and use the new GeoIQ analysis tools. If you prefer Mac or PC, Firefox, Chrome, or IE, you’ll learn to use new tools to make and share your maps with the world.


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