Upcoming GIS Workshops

Starting next week the Numeric, Spatial and Research Data Services Center in conjunction with the Digital Humanities Center will be hosting a series of GIS workshops. The series is a combination of informational sessions and hands on workshops to get people excited about Geographic Information Systems and is an opportunity for new users to build skills.  The tentative schedule for this semester is:

  • October: What is GIS?
  • November: Finding and Mapping Census Data
  • December: Using Historical Maps in GIS Projects

The first session will be informational only (sorry no hands on) and will focus on general GIS topics including software availability and GIS support options at the University of Rochester, here is the description:

Workshop: What is GIS (Geographic Information Systems)? Rush Rhees Training Room October 7, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am

Researchers in a variety of fields - from the physical sciences to the humanities - are integrating Geographic Information Systems (GIS) into their projects. Come learn a little bit about GIS concepts, its history and applications, and how you can access GIS software and support at the University of Rochester.

This one-hour workshop will consist of a brief overview, with time allowed for Q&A afterwards. This is not a hands-on workshop, but if this piques your interest, subsequent hands-on sessions will be arranged.

The workshop is open to all faculty, staff, and students interested in learning about GIS and its applications.

Questions? Contact Blair Tinker at btinker@library.rochester.edu.