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Researching and Exporting Data with PolicyMap

We use maps to answer the age-old question, “Where am I?” But maps provide insight on a variety of other questions, too, through the use of a geographic information system (GIS), which is a powerful mapping and analysis tool for spatial or geographic data.

This semester, the University of Delaware Library will hold five GIS-related workshops—focused on PolicyMap, ArcGIS Online, Story Maps, ArcGIS for Desktop and census data—through September and October.

This first workshop is the most accessible for those unfamiliar with GIS. You'll explore PolicyMap, a resource that allows you to choose from more than 37,000 indicators and a wide range of geographies to create your map. You’ll be able to identify and map areas meeting three data criteria, and download data from PolicyMap for use in your own research.

Throughout this process, you’ll become familiar with data layers, a key GIS concept; learn how to convert addresses into geographic coordinates; and recognize how cartographic principles apply to creating maps that clearly and fairly present data.

UD students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend. While workshops are free of charge, registration is required as seating is limited.

You may also be interested in these additional data mapping workshops:
Getting Started with ArcGIS Online
Thursday, September 21, 2017, 9 a.m. to noon
Story Maps: Using Maps and Multimedia to Tell Your Story
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 9 a.m. to noon
Getting Started with ArcGIS for Desktop
Thursday, October 5, 2017, 9 a.m. to noon
Getting Started Using Census Data and ArcGIS for Desktop
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 9 a.m. to noon

All Morris Library visitors need photo identification to enter. Visitors with UD ONEcards can use those at the turnstiles for easy access to the Library. If you do not have a UD ONEcard, you will need a state-issued ID (a driver’s license, a government-issued or school-issued photo ID, etc.) to enter.

Please call 302-831-2432 or email lib-workshops@udel.edu with questions regarding workshops.

Related LibGuide: Digital Mapping (GIS) by John Stevenson

Researching and Exporting Data with PolicyMap
Thursday, September 14, 2017
9:00am - 12:00pm
Student Multimedia Design Center Room A
Presented by:
John Stevenson
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