The National Institute for Technology & Liberal Education (NITLE) is accepting applications to participate in an Urban Studies geographical information system (GIS) workshop, to be held at Trinity College (Hartford CT) from May 31 - June 3, 2005. (See details at the web address provided below)
This workshop will provide faculty with an opportunity to focus and practice their GIS skills in a targeted manner, towards the discipline-specific content area of urban studies. Applied, hands-on computer work each day will be complemented by evening presentations and opportunities to consult with our instructors on your particular GIS interests.
A sample of topics to be covered during this workshop includes:
The integration of data from multiple sources into a single GIS project
Use of current and historical census data, including the Neighborhood Change Database
Aggregation of data across varying spatial scales, with modifiable area unit problems
Georeferencing and geocoding
Methods of symbolization and classification to communicate information effectively on maps
Exploration, quantification, and evaluation of spatial patterns through spatial statistics
GIS as a component of service-learning
Approaches to using GIS in courses with urban studies content.
This workshop is primarily intended for faculty at NITLE's 81 affiliated colleges. There is no charge to attend this workshop, and NITLE will cover the cost of lodging and reimburse participants for travel expenses. Most meals are the responsibility of the participant or his/her institution. If you are a faculty member at a non-NITLE school, please contact Diana Stuart Sinton for possible participation in this workshop.
APPLICATION DEADLINE is April 1, 2005.
For more details, see website or contact Diana Sinton
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