Posts Tagged 'Geographic Information Systems'

Making Beautiful Maps in ArcGIS (Really?)

Wednesday, October 24
1:00 – 2:00pm
Campbell Hall, Room 105
University of Virginia Grounds

Session repeats on
Thursday, October 25
3:00 – 4:00pm
Alderman Library, Room 421 (New Electronic Classroom)

Most designers can’t wait to export layers out of ArcGIS so beautification can begin.  In this one-hour hands-on session we won’t do that.  Instead, we’ll make a beautiful map using free datasets and ArcGIS tools.  Doubters welcome.

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GIS Workshop: Getting Your Data on a Map

Wednesday, September 19
1:00 – 2:00pm
Campbell Hall, Room 105
University of Virginia

Session repeats on
Thursday, September 20
3:00 – 4:00pm
Adlerman Library, Room 421 (New Electronic Classroom)
University of Virginia

Do you have GPS points or a list of Latitude and Longitude you would like to show as points on a map? This session will show you how to turn your data into map layers and how to connect them to make lines and polygons as well.

GIS Workshop: Making Your First Map

Wednesday, September 12
1:00 – 2:00pm
Campbell Hall, Room 105

Session repeats on
Thursday, September 13
3:00 – 4:00pm
Adlerman Library, Room 421 (New Electronic classroom)

Getting started with new software can be intimidating. This workshop introduces the skills you need to work with spatial goodness. Along the way you’ll get a taste of Earth’s most popular geographic software and a gentle introduction to map making. You’ll leave with your own cartographic masterpiece and tips for learning more in your pursuit of mappiness at UVa.
Sponsored by the Scholars’ Lab in Alderman Library at the University of Virginia.

GIS Workshop: Gazetteers

GIS Workshop: Gazetteers

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

Repeats on:
Thursday, April 12
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Brown Library Electronic Classroom
Clark Hall
University of Virginia

What are gazetteers anyway? They are geographical directories or dictionaries. This session will discuss gazetteers and why they are so useful.

GIS Workshop: Introduction to Python

Wednesday, March 21
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Brown Library Electronic Classroom
Clark Hall

Repeats on:
Thursday, March 22
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Brown Library Electronic Classroom
Clark Hall

Python is a general purpose, high-level programming language. This session will give users the basics of Python for use in ArcGIS.
Please note: This workshop is a prerequisite for the Python in ArcGIS workshop on March 28/29.

All Scholars’ Lab events are free and open to all. No registration is required.

GIS Workshop: Historical GIS Data

GIS Workshop: Historical GIS Data
Wednesday, March 14
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Brown Library Electronic Classroom
Clark Hall

Repeats on:
Thursday, March 15
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Brown Library Electronic Classroom
Clark Hall

Most historical GIS data comes from old maps. We will talk about and use resources for finding GIS data for distant times.

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.


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