Digital Humanities Lab

GIS Training Meetups

July 12, 2016

Summer DH Meetups: GIS Training

July 12 and 26 at 2:00-4:00pm in Bass Library, L06

Interested in working with maps? Looking to learn GIS fundamentals at your own pace? Join the DHLab and CSSSI for one or both of our summer GIS Training Meetups!

Esri, a leader in GIS software, has created an interactive, online course that introduces the basics of geographic information systems. During each Training Meetup, participants will work through the course in a group setting, with Miriam Olivares (the GIS Librarian) and DHLab staff on hand to assist with questions. Computers will be provided, but please bring headphones for listening to the video components.

Once you complete the training session, you will be able to:

  • Define GIS
  • Differentiate between vector and raster data
  • Navigate a GIS map
  • Query the map for location and attribute information
  • And more!

After registering for a free Esri account, the training video may be accessed anytime from Esri's website.

Space for the meetups is limited; to register, please go to the YUL Instruction Calendar and click on the day(s) you'd like to register!

**If you have already completed the online training, please join us for the July 26 session, where participants will have the option to work with real data in ArcGIS. We will provide sample data, but participants should also feel free to bring their own.**

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