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Researching and Exporting Data with PolicyMap

Most people can read a map to get from point A to point B. But if you saw a map filled with various data points, would you know how to read it? A geographic information system (GIS) is a powerful mapping and analysis tool for spatial data that can lead to significant and surprising results.

Become familiar with the data-rich GIS tool PolicyMap and how it expresses the concept of census geography during this workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, from 9 a.m.- noon. With access to more than 37,000 indicators, you will choose data from a wide range of geographies and explore how to make maps easily that correlate factors such as income, language, occupation or the percentage of unbanked households.

Join John Stevenson, interim head of the Multimedia and Collections and Services Department, to learn how to geocode addresses and place data on the map, identify and map areas meeting three data criteria, and discover how to cite PolicyMap’s data and use its maps in research.

In the series of GIS workshops, this one is the most accessible for those new to GIS tools.

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

If you have questions regarding workshops, please call 302-831-2432 or email lib-workshops@udel.edu.

Note: 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.

You may be interested in these additional data workshops:
Getting Started with ArcGIS Online on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 9 a.m. to noon
Digital Scholarship Method Series: Introduction to Data Collection

Creating and Sharing Your Data with ArcGIS Online Story Maps​ on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 9 a.m. to noon
Getting Started with ArcGIS for Desktop I on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 9 a.m. to noon
Getting Started with ArcGIS for Desktop II on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 9 a.m. to noon
Data Management for Medical Researchers​ on Thursday, April 19, 2018, 10 a.m. to noon

Related LibGuide: Digital Mapping (GIS) by John Stevenson

Researching and Exporting Data with PolicyMap
Date:
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time:
9:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
Student Multimedia Design Center Room B
Presented by:
John Stevenson
Categories:
GIS
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