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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

 

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From:  Frank Donnelly, Geospatial Data Librarian

Do you have a research question that you'd like to envision geographically? Maybe you'd like to study neighborhoods and businesses to target a market. Or perhaps you want to visualize the distribution of education, employment, or resources across the country or around the world. Have you ever wanted to add a map to your presentations or reports, but couldn't find one that suits your needs?

The GIS practicum introduces participants to geographic information systems (GIS) as a concept for envisioning information and as a tool for conducting geographic analyses and creating maps. Participants will learn how to navigate a GIS interface, how to prepare map layers and conduct a basic geographic analysis, and how to create thematic maps using the open source software QGIS.

This semester's GIS Practicum, Introduction to GIS Using Open Source Software, will take place on Friday, October 4th and November 8th. The day-long workshop runs from 9am to 4:30pm. CUNY graduate students, faculty, and staff are eligible to register; Baruch undergrads may register with permission from the instructor. Advance registration is required, the fee is $30 and includes a detailed tutorial manual and a light breakfast. Visit the GIS Practicum page to learn more and to register: http://guides.newman.baruch.cuny.edu/gis/gisprac

In addition, a half-day follow-up session that covers more advanced material (spatial databases) will be offered on Oct 11, Nov 1, and Dec 6. For details and to register: http://guides.newman.baruch.cuny.edu/gis/spatialdb

 

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Frank Donnelly | Geospatial Data Librarian | Baruch College CUNY

francis.donnelly@baruch.cuny.edu | 646-312-1657

http://guides.newman.baruch.cuny.edu/gis | http://gothos.info

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