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GIS Workshops Materials


These materials have been produced for the Yale Map Collection GIS Workshop Series.

You are free to download and use these materials on your own, as they are designed to be used independent of the classroom session.

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ArcGIS 9.3.1 (2009 Sessions)
Tutorial (DOC)
Tutorial (PDF)
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ArcGIS 9.3
Tutorial (DOC)
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ArcGIS 9.2
Tutorial (PDF)
Tutorial (DOC)
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ArcGIS 9.1
Tutorial (PDF)
Tutorial (DOC)
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Introduction to GIS Mapping and ESRI�s ArcGIS Software.

An introduction to the basic concepts of creating, managing and analyzing explicitly spatial data within a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) framework.� Included is a step-by-step, "hands on" introduction to using spatial data within ESRI�s ArcGIS software.� Topics will include: Spatial Data Models, Spatial Relationships, The ArcMap User Interface, Thematic Mapping Using Symbology, and Simple Analysis Using Complex Selection Methods.

This workshop requires no prior experience with GIS or ArcGIS software, although basic competence with Microsoft Windows-based Operating Systems is assumed. Limited to 15 participants.

ArcGIS 9.3.1 (2009 Sessions)
Tutorial (DOC)
Tutorial (PDF)
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Intermediate GIS Skills with ESRI�s ArcGIS Software.

This workshop will build upon the skills obtained in the Introduction to GIS Mapping and ESRI’s ArcGIS Software workshop. Topics will include: Geocoding of street addresses, Geocoding of data to non-street reference data (Census Tracts, ZIP Codes, etc…), Use and Creation of Raster Data, Overlay Analysis, and Advanced Manipulation of Tabular Data. Part of the Yale University Library Map Collection GIS Workshop Series.

This workshop requires prior experience with ArcGIS, and the instructor will assume a level of competence equal to that obtained in the Introductory GIS Skills Workshops. Limited to 15 participants.

ArcGIS 9.3.1 (2009 Sessions)
Tutorial (DOC)
Tutorial (PDF)
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Advanced GIS Mapping and ESRI’s ArcGIS Software

This workshop will introduce GIS Users to the integration of basic creation and editing of data into GIS Workflows. Topics will include: File Geodatabases and their Creation and Management; Georeferencing, Mosaicing and Management of raster imagery; and Direct Editing of GIS Data. Part of the Yale University Library Map Collection GIS Workshop Series.

This workshop requires prior experience with ArcGIS, and the instructor will assume a level of competence equal to that obtained in the Introductory GIS Skills Workshops. Limited to 15 participants.

Finding GIS Data & Preparing It For Use.

Geographic data can come from a variety of sources, including your own database files and spreadsheets, federal, state and local governmental agencies and commercial vendors.� This workshop will focus upon dependable sources of commonly used GIS data, common data file formats, projections & coordinate systems, scale, aggregation, metadata, and issues of sources and citation. Special Attention will be given to downloading and preparing Census data for use in GIS software.

This workshop requires prior experience with ArcGIS, and the instructor will assume a level of competence equal to that obtained in the Introductory GIS Skills Workshops. Limited to 15 participants.

From Non-Spatial Data to Spatial Data.� Geocoding & Georeferencing in ArcGIS.

This workshop provides the skills necessary for turning non-spatial data, such as street addresses and scanned maps, into explicitly spatial data for use in GIS analysis. Topics include: The TIGER Data Model, Collecting Useable Address Data, The Geocoding Process, Troubleshooting Problem Addresses, Using Offsets, Scanning and Georeferencing of Paper Maps, and Display of XY Data.�

This workshop requires prior experience with ArcGIS, and the instructor will assume a level of competence equal to that obtained in the Introductory GIS Skills Workshops.� Limited to 15 participants.

GPS & GIS: Collecting Spatial Coordinates and Using them in ArcGIS.

A workshop designed to introduce the participant to the use of consumer-grade GPS equipment for the collection of explicitly spatial data for analysis within a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) framework.� Topics include: The Global Positioning Satellite System, Coordinate Systems, Minimizing Measurement Error, and Converting Tabular Data to ESRI Shapefiles.�

This workshop requires prior experience with ArcGIS, and the instructor will assume a level of competence equal to that obtained in the Introductory GIS Skills Workshops.� Limited to 15 participants.

Raster: The �Other� GIS Data.

The Raster Data Model provided an effective means of characterizing spatially continuous phenomena, such as elevation, temperature, precipitation and other environmental and climatic characteristics.� This workshop provides a targeted introduction to the tools available in ArcGIS for creating, managing and analyzing data in raster form.� Topics include: Introduction to Spatial Analyst, Map Algebra and the Raster Calculator, Surface Analysis, and Combining Vector & Raster Data in Analysis.�

This workshop requires prior experience with ArcGIS, and the instructor will assume a level of competence equal to that obtained in the Introductory GIS Skills Workshops.� Limited to 15 participants.

Editing in ArcGIS: Creating and Altering Spatial Data.

The objective of this workshop is to provide participants with hands on experience with editing in ArcGIS (or doing "heads-up" digitizing), to provide an appreciation of the issues involved in editing to maintain topological consistency and to demonstrate the steps which may be involved in creating a new, spatially accurate coverage.�

This workshop requires prior experience with ArcGIS, and the instructor will assume a level of competence equal to that obtained in the Introductory GIS Skills Workshops.� Limited to 15 participants.

Out of the Office and Into the Field: Introduction to ArcPad and ArcPad Application Builder

ESRI�s ArcPad software provides a mobile computer-based GIS solution that allows the creating and editing of spatially organized field data.� This workshop provides an introduction to the ArcPad interface, and the preparation of field databases for the collection of data for later use in GIS analysis in ArcGIS.� Topics include:� ArcPad Interface, Integrating GPS-Enabled Handhelds, Planning and Creating Databases for Data Collection, Creating Custom Forms, Managing and Merging Multi-User Databases, Enforcing Data Collection Standards, Designing Field Hardware/Software Systems.�

This workshop requires prior experience with ArcGIS, and the instructor will assume a level of competence equal to that obtained in the Introductory GIS Skills Workshops. Limited to 15 participants.

ArcGIS Model Builder & ArcScript Customization.

This workshop will introduce the basic skills needed to begin making use of ArcGIS�s ModelBuilder, which enables the creation and documentation of reusable analysis processes and models.� This workshop will also introduce the implementation of ArcScript customizations and third party tools in ArcGIS.�

This workshop requires prior experience with ArcGIS, and the instructor will assume a level of competence equal to that obtained in the Introductory GIS Skills Workshops.� Limited to 15 participants.

Creating Map Layouts in ArcGIS.

This workshop will introduce the ArcGIS tools available for creating effective map layouts that are capable of clearly conveying the results of GIS analysis to an audience.� Topics include: Symbolization, Advanced Labeling, Annotation, Using Graphics in Layouts, Cartographic Elements, and Grids & Graticules.

This workshop requires prior experience with ArcGIS, and the instructor will assume a level of competence equal to that obtained in the Introductory GIS Skills Workshops.� Limited to 15 participants.

Classic Cartographic Techniques in ArcGIS.

One of the drawbacks of the computer revolution in mapping is the decline in attention to cartography as a graphic art.� Working in the Yale Map Collection exposes one to the most beautiful cartography ever produced.� This workshop is intended to provide the participant with an appreciation of the graphic and cartographic techniques used in classic cartography and the tools to reproduce some of these elements in their own cartographic work.� Topics will include: Coastal & Lacustrine Vignettes, Depiction of Topography, Use of Color in Thematic Mapping, Decorative Typography and Creating Custom Cartographic Elements.�

This workshop requires prior experience with ArcGIS, and the instructor will assume a level of competence equal to that obtained in the Introductory GIS Skills Workshops.� Limited to 15 participants.

Tutorial (PDF)

Tutorial (DOC)

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CPSC 178 Visualization: Data, Pixels, and Ideas

This is the tutorial material for a course-specific workshop designed at Faculty request. The tutorial provides a short (1-1.5 hour) introduction to ArcMap and creating a simple thematic map based upon attributes in a dataset describing the election results from the 2000 Presidential Election. Topics covered include: Adding data to a Map Layout, Navigating the ArcMap Interface, Subsetting data using Selection by Attributes, Applying Symbology, Adding Essential Map Elements, Exporting to Portable Formats (JPG & PDF) and Moving ArcMap Projects from One Computer to Another.

This tutorial set assumes no previous experience with ArcMap.

Yale Forestry
MODS 2009

Urban Forestry Workshop

 
GIS Intro for G&G 304
 
GIS Intro for Medical Geography
 
Geocoding in the Statlab Using the StreetMap USA Address Locator
 
     

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