Geographic Information System (GIS) technology is commonly used by private, non-profit, and government agencies for planning and analysis involving geospatial data. This introductory workshop series aim to provide attendees with foundational information about geospatial data concepts, coordinate systems, map design, spatial analysis and geospatial landscape. The workshop will be taught using ArcGIS software to manage and analyze geospatial data, conduct basic spatial analysis, and produce maps. By the end of the workshop, attendees will be able to complete a small-scale geospatial data project which involves producing final maps using real-world data. No special background knowledge or skills are required to attend. All are welcome.
- Introduction to GIS, map design and coordination and projection systems
- Introduction to ArcGIS
- Working with spatial data and maps (basics):
- Geospatial data and shapefiles
- Data sources: Census data, Social Explorer
- Loading and viewing map data
- Adding legends, scales, titles, and other markers and elements to maps
- Adding inset maps
- Saving and exporting maps to PDF and image files
Software Requirements for Hands-on Participation: For participants wishing to follow along with the “hands-on” portion of the workshop, you will need to download and install ArcGIS software through the GSU Technology Services website (Free for GSU students and faculty).
For all others, everyone is welcome to watch the workshop presentation and participate in the chat without installing any software.
Presenter(s): Shah Md Shahnewaz Sayem, M.S. Candidate in the Geosciences Department and Graduate Research Assistant with the Library's Research Data Services Team.
We update the schedule throughout the semester, so check back to see if we have a session that works for you. You can also let us know what you are looking for by filling out our survey here. We also encourage you to check out online video training available for FREE to the university community – Linkedin Learning.
Faculty and Staff members can request custom technology workshops for departments or student groups of 4 or more. For information on submitting a request, please see our page here. You can also find information on web, video or image-based projects on our Assign Media page.