Learn the basics of geographic information systems (GIS) and how it can be used to input, store, manipulate, and visualize any location-based data. Discover how you can use GIS to produce striking, visual representations that reveal patterns and trends that might otherwise have gone unnoticed. Kean McDermott, GW Libraries' GIS specialist, will walk participants through the initial GIS software installation and cover some introductory skills in this stand-alone workshop.
This workshop is part of the Visualizing Data with GIS Workshop Series, which offers both introductory and in-depth sessions on using geographic information systems. Other workshops in this Fall 2016 series are Finding GIS Data and Resources, GIS Interface Basics, Completing a Map and Cartographic Skills, and Web Mapping Made Easy with CartoDB. GIS Day on November 11 will feature a half-day immersion into GIS with three back-to-back sessions (GIS Interface Basics, Completing a Map and Cartographic Skills, and Web Mapping Made Easy with CartoDB). All sessions will be first-come, first served.