Classes & Events

Event/Description Date/Time/Location

Introduction to GIS Data Management (Individual Course)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) enable users to visualize and analyze spatial information in a dynamic digital environment. This short course will introduce students to general GIS concepts and applications. Participants will become familiar with the ArcGIS Desktop 10 environment and will gain hands-on experience using ArcMap to create a GIS project utilizing a variety of data layers.


Friday, February 22, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Fondren Library B43A

Social Explorer: Exploring Census Data

Learn how to extract tabular data and export maps and presentations for all of the population census data from 1790 to present.


Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Fondren Library B43A

Introduction to Coordinate Systems and Projections

GIS data differs from other data types, primarily because it contains geographic coordinates descirbing the location of the data on the earth. Learn about geographic coordinate systems and map projections and how to work with them in ArcGIS.


Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Fondren Library B43A

Introduction to Coordinate Systems and Projections

GIS data differs from other data types, primarily because it contains geographic coordinates descirbing the location of the data on the earth. Learn about geographic coordinate systems and map projections and how to work with them in ArcGIS.


Friday, March 1, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Fondren Library B43A

Getting Started with ArcGIS Boot Camp (2-in-1 Combined Course)

All topics from the following two courses will be covered:


Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fondren Library B43A

Mapping Tabular Data

Learn how to format tabular data, such as Excel and CSV files, for input into ArcGIS, as well as procedures for querying and mapping the data.


Monday, March 4, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Fondren Library B43A

SimplyAnalytics: Exploring Demographic and Business Data

Learn how to extract tabular data and export maps for future population projections and current business and consumer data.


Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Fondren Library B43A

Introduction to Geoprocessing

Learn some of the most frequently used geoprocessing tools to highlight the spatial relationships between your datasets, including clip, buffer, dissolve and spatial join.


Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Fondren Library B43A

Mapping Locations Using XY Coordinates

Learn how to map locations by longitude and latitude (X,Y) coordinates.

Topics:

  • Formatting the raw data for import into ArcGIS
  • Mapping the data by XY coordinates
  • Exporting the data layer
  • Symbolizing the data layer

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Fondren Library B43A

Spatial Statistics: Measuring Geographic Distributions

Learn basic spatial statistics tools in ArcGIS to calculate characteristic values of geographic data, such as the center, compactness, and orientation and observe shifting trends in these statistics over time.

Topics:


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Fondren Library B43A