Event Details

GIS Workshop Series

Join us for a crash course in GIS! In Fall 2017, the Geospatial Librarian will lead a cohort of 15 participants through five workshops.

Designed for the true beginner, the series will give you a foundation in geographic information systems and how you can apply it to your research and career.

Learn how to make print and web maps for your projects. Bring your curiosity and project ideas, and we'll provide the rest!

Participants will receive a receipt of completion for attending all five workshops.

Workshop Series Outline:


1. Foundations of GIS – Sept 8, 2017

    Basic Principles of GIS

    GIS file formats

    ArcGIS Navigation


2. Finding and Importing Data - Sept 15, 2017

    Identifying Appropriate Data Sources

    Importing Coordinate Data



3. Spatial Analysis - Sept 22, 2017

    Geoprocessing Tools

    Spatial & Attribute Joins


4. Data Management - Sept 29, 2017


    Working with Tabular Data

    Data Citations & Repositories


5. Cartography and Visualization – Oct 6, 2017

    How to make a map

    Building a web map


Registration is required. All members of the community are welcome to register, and no GIS experience is necessary.


This is a cohort series: registering for the series indicates that you will make every effort to attend all five sessions. Registering for this event will enroll you in all five sessions.


In order to provide the best experience possible, please let us know if you need accommodations (wheelchair access, visual impairments, etc.).

Friday, September 8, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Annex 114
Library Annex
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