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Data Skills: Introduction to GIS using ArcGIS Online

ArcGIS is a Geographic Information System (GIS); a software program for working with maps and geographic data.  A GIS allows you to work with any data that you know a location for (eg. addresses, latitude / longitude, census locations, name of a place...). ArcGIS Online can be used in your browser on any computer and is available to the University community by requesting an account. ArcGIS Online has less mapping capability than ArcMap but is easier to use and to learn. Please note that ArcGIS Online is not recommended if you want to save or download your finished map for publication as it is intended for creating online maps. We’ll learn some GIS fundamentals and how to get started using ArcGIS Online.

In this workshop we will learn how to navigate ArcGIS Online, kinds of GIS data, how to add data to a map, basic symbology and labelling, how to manually add data to your map, and how to access analysis functions.

PLEASE NOTE: 

When you register for this workshop you are committing to attend the entire workshop unless otherwise confirmed with the instructor.  This workshop is limited to 12 attendees. If you are suddenly not able to attend, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can offer your spot to someone on our waiting list.  

You must attend this workshop on a computer (not a mobile device). We cannot troubleshoot software during the session.  You will find you are able to particpate more fully if you have a 2nd screen on your computer.

Please note: this workshop will take place online via Zoom. A reminder email with the meeting link will be emailed to you 24 hours before the workshop.

Date:
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Time:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Categories:
  Faculty/Staff     Graduate     Maps, GIS & Data     Research     Undergraduate  

Registration is required. There are 11 seats available.