Getting Started Using Census Data and 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 final workshop of the series, you will discover how census data and U.S. geographies can be used with GIS.
Census data, a reliable and well documented resource, is collected and identified by geographies of all sizes. It is ideal for GIS use, but requires proper formatting to be used. In this workshop, you’ll learn the steps necessary to turn raw census data into a thematic map. Some knowledge of ArcGIS is required.
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 and the U.S. Census Bureau.
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 with ArcGIS for Desktop
Thursday, October 5, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions regarding workshops.
- Thursday, October 12, 2017
- 9:00am - 12:00pm
- Smith Hall, Room 010
- Presented by:
- Noemi Mendez and Olena Smith