Event Title

Introduction to GIS

Streaming Media

Start Date

3-6-2017 10:00 AM

Description

Do you have a research question that you would like to depict geographically? Have you ever wanted to include a map in your presentations or reports, but could not find one that suits your specific needs? This workshop will address these questions by introducing participants to Geographic Information Systems (GIS), a tool that facilitates the visualization of spatial data, geographic analysis, and the production of maps. Attendees will learn the basics of GIS terminology, explore different GIS software packages, and will walk through a hand-on tutorial focused on basic geographic analysis. No prior GIS knowledge required.

The presentation slides are available by clicking the Download button on the right.

Click here to view a short video shown during the workshop.

Supporting materials for a workshop activity, as well as the video and audio files of this workshop, are listed as additional files below and are available for download.

Speaker's Bio

Sarah Watson is Digital Mapping Specialist at the University of Kentucky Science & Engineering Library.

GIS-intro-workshop-activity.zip (5 kB)
GIS workshop supporting materials

GIS-intro-workshop-video.mp4 (90582 kB)
Workshop video file

GIS-intro-workshop-audio.m4a (30566 kB)
Workshop audio file

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Mar 6th, 10:00 AM

Introduction to GIS

Do you have a research question that you would like to depict geographically? Have you ever wanted to include a map in your presentations or reports, but could not find one that suits your specific needs? This workshop will address these questions by introducing participants to Geographic Information Systems (GIS), a tool that facilitates the visualization of spatial data, geographic analysis, and the production of maps. Attendees will learn the basics of GIS terminology, explore different GIS software packages, and will walk through a hand-on tutorial focused on basic geographic analysis. No prior GIS knowledge required.

The presentation slides are available by clicking the Download button on the right.

Click here to view a short video shown during the workshop.

Supporting materials for a workshop activity, as well as the video and audio files of this workshop, are listed as additional files below and are available for download.