Mapping Georgia Communities Workshop: An Introduction to GIS & Community Analysis
Atlanta: May 14th and 15th, 2009*
Classroom Resource Group Learning Center - One Glenlake Parkway, Suite 200 Atlanta , GA, 30328
*Note: These are one day workshops (8:30am - 4:30pm). Participants choose which one day to attend.
More Info/Registration: http://www.nur-online.com/
Audience: Beginners, anyone interested in mapping their community
Participants will learn to use ArcGIS 9.3 to do the following:
Create thematic maps
Participants will learn to create thematic maps of their own data, and display spatial trends in information.
Address mapping (geocoding)
Participants will learn to map addresses of their clients, their projects or incidents such as crime and disease.
Download and Map Census & American Community Survey Data
Participants will learn to extract and map current Census data such as poverty, race, language, population, transportation, education and workforce characteristics.
Participants will also learn to:
Conduct spatial queries
Download free shapefiles
Create well-designed maps
Mapping techniques transferable to all other communities. Exercises are designed for beginners. Intermediate Excel skills required.
+ Comprehensive workbook (75 pages), which includes the presentation, exercises and reference worksheets,
+ ArcGIS (ArcView 9.3) software 60-day trial CD set,
What People Are Saying About The Workshops:
Georgia Department of Community Affairs: "This was a good class, with very useful materials."
United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta: "This workshop was great. It made learning easy and fun."
Centers for Disease Control: "This workshop was definitely worth the time. It was well organized and presented."
Emory University: "This was a great introduction to GIS. Good pace, great exercises."
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