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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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Fall 2010 GIS Workshops

Chris Gist and Kelly Johnston from the Scholars’ Lab in Alderman Library are back with another series of their always popular GIS workshops.   Starting Thursday, October 14, and continuing for 6 consecutive Thursdays, they’ll be in the Alderman Library Electronic Classroom teaching the basics of GIS tools and techniques.   Come early to get your seat!

October 14 —  GIS Workshop: Making Your First Map  2:00 p.m.

October 21 — GIS Workshop: Global Positioning System  2:00 p.m.

October 28 — GIS Workshop: Working With Vector Data  2:00 p.m.

November 4 — GIS Workshop: Working With Raster Data  2:00 p.m.

November 11 — GIS Workshop: Raster Analysis  2:00 p.m.

November 18 — GIS Workshop: What’s New in ArcGIS 10  2:00 p.m.

For a complete and up to date listing of Scholars’ Lab events, please visit

Digital Therapy Luncheon

The Scholars’ Lab in Alderman Library announces the first of its Fall 2010 events.  All UVa students and faculty are invited to attend.


Digital Therapy Luncheon: Introducing Our 2010/2011 Fellows


Scholars’ Lab

Please join us for tasty sandwiches, chips, and cookies and stimulating conversation as we welcome our new Grad Fellows and Scholarship Award Winners:

Tom Finger (Dept. of History)

Alex Gil (Dept. of English)

Jared Benton (Dept. of Art & Architecture’s Classical Archaeology Program)

Chris Clapp (Dept. of Economics).

GIS Workshop: Spatial Statistics

GIS Workshop

Spatial Statistics

So now that you have your data mapped, what does it all mean?  Participants will learn the basics of geospatial statistics and the ArcGIS geospatial tools.
Thursday, April 15 at 2:00 p.m.
in the Alderman Library Electronic Classroom.

Introduction to Statistical Analysis Using SPSS

Introduction to Statistical Analysis Using SPSS

This introduction to SPSS statistical software will cover importing your data from Excel to SPSS, descriptive statistics, and ways to find significant differences in your data.
Wednesday, March 24 at 2:00 p.m. in the Scholars’ Lab Classroom.

For more information contact the Scholars’ Lab at (434) 243-8800 or Send a Message.


Image released under a Creative Commons license by Flickr user misterbisson.

Mining the Web with Ruby

Mining the Web with Ruby

Wayne Graham and Joe Gilbert of the Scholars’ Lab continue their workshops on Ruby, a web programming language, with a look at tools for programmatically acquiring information from the web.
Tuesday, March 23 at 3:00 p.m.  in the Scholars’ Lab Classroom.

For more information contact the Scholars’ Lab at (434) 243-8800 or Send a Message.


Image released under a Creative Commons license by Flickr user simpologist.

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