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Mapmaking 101: Introduction to GIS Software

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Mapmaking 101: Introduction to GIS Software

Learn more about the key concepts of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and get started making basic maps using data. Participants will download and install QGIS, software needed to make maps, learn some of the words and phrases used by people who make maps, and become familiar with accessing sources of data for mapping and creating their own maps.

This workshop is part of the Mapping Your Data series which offers introductory and in-depth sessions working with location data and geographic information systems (GIS) software. If you're working on a mapping project and need personalized assistance, consider booking a consultation with a GIS specialist.

This workshop is also part of the Visualizing Data and Presenting Your Research series for those looking for creative and effective ways to communicate their research findings to wide audience. Workshops focus on the tools for visual communication using maps, images, research posters, podcasts, video, etc. If you need personalized assistance with a data visualization project, consider booking a consultation with one of our librarian-experts. Learn more about our services for digital storytelling and multimedia and working with data.

All sessions are free to GW students, faculty, staff, and alumni. GW has an institutional commitment to ensuring that all of our programs and events are accessible for all individuals. If you require any accommodations to participate in this event, please contact libraryevents@gwu.edu at least 72 business hours (3 business days) prior to the event.