Instruction

Workshop Instruction:

The Yale Map Collection GIS Services is proud to announce the beginning of our GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Workshops during the Fall 2006 Semester.

The workshops will be offered on most Mondays that university classes are in session, as facility schedules allow, and will be held in the Yale University Library Electronic Classroom. The Electronic Classroom is located at Sterling Memorial Library, Room 609.

The GIS Workshops will include both lecture and lab sections, providing participants with basic GIS principles and concepts, as well as hands-on experience in implementing them in the ESRI ArcGIS Suite of software. A two-part Intro and Intermediate GIS workshop will be offered twice each semester, with an assortment of more task-specific workshops offered once each semester. New workshops may be added as demand requires.

These workshops are open to faculty, staff and students in the Yale Community, but are particularly intended to expose students to GIS methods. Due to limited facilities, each workshop is limited to 15 people. The workshop calendar can be accessed from the Yale University Library Electronic Classroom website. Those wishing to participate in the workshops should visit the Electronic Classroom Calendar website and email Stacey Maples using the links provided in the Workshop Descriptions to reserve a seat in the workshop.

Any suggestions for additional workshops, or topics within existing workshops, are welcomed. Faculty and staff with specialized GIS Tutorial/Instruction needs are encouraged to contact Stacey Maples for consultation.

You may register for these classes using the GIS Workshop Registration Form.

Details about the SML Electronic Classroom & Schedule.

Workshop Date
Description
Introduction to GIS Mapping and ESRI’s ArcGIS Software.

9-11-2006 FULL


11-6-2006
1-22-2007
3-26-2007

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.

Intermediate ArcGIS Skills.

9-18-2006 FULL


11-13-2006
1-29-2007
4-2-2007

A continuation of the Introductory Workshop. This workshop will further develop the basic skills needed to perform GIS analysis within the ArcGIS framework. Topics include: Geoprocessing Tools in ArcToolbox, Projecting Data, Creating Graphs & Basic Reports, and Working Between ArcGIS & MS Excel.

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. 9-25-2006
2-5-2006
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 & Intermediate GIS Skills Workshops. Limited to 15 participants.

From Non-Spatial Data to Spatial Data. Geocoding & Georeferencing in ArcGIS. 10-23-2006
2-12-2007
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 & Intermediate GIS Skills Workshops. Limited to 15 participants.

Raster: The ‘Other’ GIS Data. 10-30-2006
2-19-2007
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 & Intermediate GIS Skills Workshops. Limited to 15 participants.

Editing in ArcGIS: Creating and Altering Spatial Data. 11-20-2006
2-26-2007
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 & Intermediate GIS Skills Workshops. Limited to 15 participants.

Creating Map Layouts in ArcGIS. 11-27-2006
3-5-2007
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 & Intermediate GIS Skills Workshops. Limited to 15 participants.

GPS & GIS: Collecting Spatial Coordinates and Using them in ArcGIS. 12-4-2006
4-9-2007
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 & Intermediate GIS Skills Workshops. Limited to 15 participants.

ArcGIS Model Builder & ArcScript Customization. 12-11-2006
4-16-2007
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 & Intermediate GIS Skills Workshops. Limited to 15 participants.

Out of the Office and Into the Field: Introduction to ArcPad and ArcPad Application Builder 4-23-2007
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 & Intermediate GIS Skills Workshops. Limited to 15 participants.

Classic Cartographic Techniques in ArcGIS. 4-30-2007
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 & Intermediate GIS Skills Workshops. Limited to 15 participants.

   
   

 

 

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