This workshop is designed to support public health researchers to become familiar with some basic spatial analyses (overlays, clips, buffers, and unions) and plugins available in the QGIS mapping software application. Participants will receive hands-on instruction related to geographic coordinate systems and the projection of spatial data which are essential first steps in conducting accurate analyses of geographic data. Prior GIS experience would be helpful. QGIS software will be used for this workshop and should be downloaded in advance online.
Participants will use QGIS to conduct basic spatial analyses and to change geographic coordinate systems and project spatial data while also finding and accessing sources of geospatial data relevant to public health research.
This workshop is part of the Mapping Your Data workshop 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org at least 72 business hours (3 business days) prior to the event.
In-person attendance of this workshop is open to GW students, faculty, and staff whose GWorld allows them to tap into Gelman Library. No visitors will be allowed into Gelman to attend this workshop.