Posts Tagged 'Map Making'

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.

Old School Hydrology

Old School Hydro: Modern and Historic Surveying Aboard the NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, November 4

3:00 p.m.

Alderman Library Scholars’ Lab

Max Edelson

Associate Professor

Corcoran Department of History

University of Virginia

During the summer of 2010, U.Va. historian Max Edelson gained a berth aboard the NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson as it charted the waters off the western Keys of Florida. For a week, he learned about modern coastal surveying and hydrography first hand and interviewed the TJ’s officers and scientists about their experiences using sonar-based sensing to measure the extent of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. To better get a grasp on the first rigorous colonial surveys of Florida created in the 1760s and 1770s, he enlisted some of the crew to recreate early modern methods by tracing the contours and measuring the depths of a harbor in Key West. When asked what they were up with their lead lines and sextants by puzzled crew mates, they replied, “We’re off to do some old-school hydro.” This talk describes the art and science of surveying and mapmaking in and around the Florida Keys across 250 years.

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


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