Introduction to GIS using ArcMap

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 11/07/2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Instructors: Jon Jablonski and Tom Brittnacher

Want to learn the basics of GIS?  Need to make a map of your research results, but don't know where to start?  This hands-on workshop will give you experience working with common mapping and spatial analysis techniques.

This is a 3-hour introduction to digital spatial data in which you will learn to:

  • Visualize spatial data in a geographic information system
  • Perform proximity analysis
  • Explore different ArcGIS tools for spatial analysis, including creating choropleth maps
  • Identify several common formats of spatial data
  • Learn about data resources available to you at the UCSB Library
  • Produce maps to print or share online

No prior GIS knowledge is required for this workshop.