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Getting Started with ArcGIS for Desktop

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.

In this workshop, you will explore a GIS tool available in several labs throughout campus. You will discover the various options ArcGIS for Desktop provides for exporting high-quality map images for use in publications or as posters.

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.

The workshop is co-sponsored by UD Information Technologies.

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:
Researching and Exporting Data with PolicyMap
Thursday, September 14, 2017, 9 a.m. to noon
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 Using Census Data and ArcGIS for Desktop
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 9 a.m. to noon

All visitors need photo identification to enter the Morris Library. Visitors with UD ONEcards can use this identification 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 the Library.

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

 

Related LibGuide: Digital Mapping (GIS) by John Stevenson

Getting Started with ArcGIS for Desktop
Date:
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Time:
9:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
Smith Hall, Room 010
Presented by:
John Stevenson and Olena Smith
Categories:
GIS
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