Posts Tagged 'Mapping'

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: 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.

GIS Workshop: Visualization of Tabular Data with Fusion Tables

Tuesday, October 18
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Alderman Library Electronic Classroom

Ever had some tabular data and thought how cool it would be to map or graph it?  We will show you how to get started using Google Fusion Tables.  Fusion Tables are a good way to manage and visualize tabular data.  You will learn several ways to visualize your data including mapping.

GIS Workshop

The Scholars’ Lab will continue its series of workshops on geographic information systems (GIS) this Thursday, October 29 at 2:00 p.m. in the Alderman Library electronic classroom.   GIS Specialists Chris Gist and Kelly Johnston will help participants understand and use virtual globe software tools (NASA World Wind, Google Earth) to discover and visualize datasets.

Anyone interested in GIS is encouraged to attend!  While there are no prerequisites for attending the workshops, a basic knowledge of Windows computers is helpful.  Each session will build on skills from previous sessions but those unable to attend earlier workshops should feel welcome to attend later sessions.  No RSVP is required, though you are encouraged to arrive early as space is limited. 

For a full listing of events in the Scholars’ Lab this semester, please visit

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