Posts Tagged 'Geographic Information Systems'

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 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.

Scholars’ Lab Workshops

GIS Workshop: Making Your First Map with ArcGIS10

Tuesday, October 11
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Alderman Electronic Classroom

The session gives you a basic overview of ESRI’s desktop GIS, ArcMap, and map making.  By the end of the session, you will have a basic understanding of the ArcMap interface, know how to add data layers to an ArcMap project, and know the basic parts of a map.


SLab and ITS Software Workshop – Eye Candy: Exploring Interesting Visual Displays of Data

Wednesday, October 12
Curry Library Innovation Commons

This workshop is designed to introduce users to data visualization. Instructor: Nancy Kechner.

For more information contact the Scholars’ Lab at 434-243-8800 or send a message online at

GIS Day Coming Up

In honor of GIS Day, the Scholars’ Lab would like to invite you to participate in our celebration on November 16th.

Starting at 1:30PM, there will be a round of lightning talks followed by the cutting of the GIS Day cake.  We encourage everyone, including students (UVa, PVCC and high school), in the Charlottesville GIS community to participate.  If you have never seen lightning round talks, they can be pretty entertaining: a rapid fire succession of speakers given a set, short amount of time and PowerPoint slides.  At last year’s round in the Scholars’ Lab, we had twenty speakers in one hour giving a powerful message by showing the breadth of disciplines and fields in which GIS is used.

In this year’s round, each speaker will be given five minutes with a maximum of ten slides.  It is a fairly easy task to create and give a lighting round talk (assuming you can deal with time constraints).  Help make this year’s event special by participating in the talks.  You can present on anything spatially related you like.  It could be about a project you have worked on, things going on at your office or just something of personal interest.   If you cannot participate, please come to enjoy the talks and cake!

If you wish to participate in the lightning round talks, please email me at


~Chris Gist

Chris Gist MS, GISP

GIS Specialist

The Scholars’ Lab

Digital Research & Scholarship – UVa Library

Office Phone: 434.982.2637

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GIS Workshop

GIS Workshop

Thursday, October 21:

GIS Workshop: Global Positioning System

2:00 p.m.

Alderman Electronic Classroom

Curious about how to make the best use of GPS in your fieldwork and other outdoor adventures? In this session we’ll explain the magic of GPS and how to combine GPS data with Google Earth and ArcGIS for visualization and analysis.

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

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