GIS Workshop Schedule for Fall 2015 at Richter Library’s GIS Lab (Room 122)
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the new GIS workshop series on a first-come, first-served basis. Each series consists of four workshops and features a different specialty workshop at the end of each cycle. The workshops are intended to be completed sequentially; space is limited to twelve participants, and preference will be given to participants who have attended prior workshops. Sample topics for each session are described at the end of this announcement.
Friday 11/30, 4:00 – 7:00 PM Spatial Analysis Skills with ArcGIS Software Part 1
Friday 12/4, 4:00 – 7:00 PM Spatial Analysis Skills with ArcGIS Software Part 2
Friday 12/11, 4:00 – 7:00 PM Spatial Analysis Skills with ArcGIS Software Part 3
Friday 12/18, 4:00 – 7:00 PM Analyzing Demographic Data with ArcGIS Software
These workshops are intended to introduce or refresh one’s knowledge of performing spatial analysis using Geographic Information Systems software as a tool. As UM has a site license for ArcGIS software, it is the software used to teach spatial analysis for this workshop series. The series is targeted toward users who may not be able to take a semester course in GIS, users who may want to see if GIS may be a useful tool for them before committing to more in depth courses, or users who may want to supplement their existing GIS skills. These workshops are not intended to be comprehensive in nature nor intended to replace or substitute any GIS courses offered at UM. They are in part a way to introduce the GIS resources offered by the Library which include one-on-one GIS consultations, additional training online, and GIS data acquisition/access.
Spatial Analysis Skills with ArcGIS Software Part 1
This workshop is intended to get you started using ArcGIS software. Upon completion of this workshop, you should be able to understand the interface, project and file structure as well as manage and add GIS data to your GIS and perform basic visualization. Topics covered include software interface arrangement and customization, basic tool & data search, accessing data, navigating, managing data in ArcCatalog, opening data sets and exploring its properties, vector and raster data types, projections, rendering & symbolization, labeling, basic attribute queries, and data management best practices.
Spatial Analysis Skills with ArcGIS Software Part 2
This workshop is intended to improve your ability to transform various forms of data into geospatial formats, edit and subset existing GIS data, create your own geospatial data, and perform various other data massaging techniques and analysis. Topics covered include adding/calculating new fields, advanced attribute queries, location queries, buffers, data format conversion, spatial joins, georeferencing, geocoding, Digital Elevation Models, creating/editing feature data, basic cartography and output formats.
Spatial Analysis Skills with ArcGIS Software Part 3
This workshop is intended to build your skills utilizing geodatabases, improve your geoprocessing efficiency, and improve your ability to create, manage, process, and analyze and share larger and more complex data sets. Topics covered include geoprocessing, utilizing model builder, raster calculator, geodatabase management and domains, exploring extensions, importing GPS data, publishing to ArcGIS Online, understanding /creating metadata, and working with 3D and temporal data.
Spatial Analysis Special Topics
A rotating menu of specialty applications in geospatial data analysis such as: Cartography, Analyzing Demographic Data, Working with Raster Data, Finding Spatial Patterns, etc.