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ArcGIS Online Challenge

Have you come across an interactive map on the web and wondered “how did they make that?” Have you heard about GIS (geographic information systems) and wished you could learn more about how it might be useful for your own research and/or teaching? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, then the Spring ArcGIS Online Challenge is for you! Through completing this challenge, you will:

  • Describe the potential of GIS beyond “dots on a map” and for cross-disciplinary applications;
  • Use ArcGIS Online apps individually and in conjunction with one another for common tasks in geospatial projects
  • Develop an outline for using GIS in a research project or teaching assignment relevant to your own work

This self-paced, 100% online challenge is designed to be completed over the course of five weeks, with 2-3 hours of work per week. Each weekly module consists of a mix of “lecture” content (i.e., blog posts or videos highlighting key concepts and use cases) and a “lab” exercise, where you will get some hands-on experience with the methods and tools covered in each module. Each Monday during the challenge, participants will receive an email with information about that week’s topic and content, along with instructions for completing the associated activities. There is no deadline for completing these modules, and participants are encouraged to work at their own pace.

Who: Ohio State faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students
When: Feb. 1 – Mar. 5, 2021
Where: Online only, via weekly email prompts sent on Monday mornings

This online learning path is offered through a collaboration between the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis and the University Libraries.

Registration for this event is now closed. You can still participate at any time by clicking here to access the ArcGIS Online Challenge learning path.

ArcGIS Online Challenge

Have you come across an interactive map on the web and wondered “how did they make that?” Have you heard about GIS (geographic information systems) and wished you could learn more about how it might be useful for your own research and/or teaching? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, then the Autumn ArcGIS Online Challenge is for you! Through completing this challenge, you will:

  • Describe the potential of GIS beyond “dots on a map” and for cross-disciplinary applications;
  • Use ArcGIS Online apps individually and in conjunction with one another for common tasks in geospatial projects
  • Develop an outline for using GIS in a research project or teaching assignment relevant to your own work

This self-paced, 100% online challenge is designed to be completed over the course of five weeks, with 2-3 hours of work per week. Each weekly module consists of a mix of “lecture” content (i.e., blog posts or videos highlighting key concepts and use cases) and a “lab” exercise, where you will get some hands-on experience with the methods and tools covered in each module. Each Monday during the challenge, participants will receive an email with information about that week’s topic and content, along with instructions for completing the associated activities. There is no deadline for completing these modules, and participants are encouraged to work at their own pace.

Who: Ohio State faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students
When: Self-paced, Sep. 28 – Oct. 30, 2020
Where: Online only, via email prompts

This online learning path is offered through a collaboration between the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis and the University Libraries

Registration for this event is now closed. You can still participate by visiting the ArcGIS Online Learning Path.

Using ArcGIS StoryMaps in Your Research and Teaching

Want to make a map that will help you share the stories being uncovered through your research and make them accessible to a broader audience? Want to give your students an opportunity to engage with spatial thinking and work on an exciting digital project? ArcGIS StoryMaps allow you to weave an inspiring and interactive narrative by combining text, maps, and multimedia content – images, videos, and embeds – to communicate information through engaging and user-friendly web mapping applications. 

By completing this activity, participants will:

  • Explore StoryMaps albums to learn from examples spanning a wide range of topics
  • Build a StoryMap to illustrate a possible use case in research and teaching
  • Brainstorm possibilities for creating a StoryMap or assignment related to their own research or teaching interests
  • Locate and access additional resources to support continued learning for ArcGIS StoryMaps

This self-paced, 100% online workshop should take approximately 90 minutes to complete. Participants will receive an email prompt on September 14th with instructions for completing the activity, and there is no deadline for completion.

Who: Ohio State faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students from all disciplines
When: Self-paced, September 14
Where: Online only, via email prompt

The workshop facilitators will also be hosting an optional “Ask Me Anything” session on Thursday, September 17th from 4-5pm where participants can ask questions about the activity or building a StoryMap related to their own work. Complete details for joining this session on Zoom will be included in the email prompt.

This workshop is offered through a collaboration between the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis and the University Libraries.

Registration for this event is now closed. You can still participate by accessing the self-guided activity and associated information here.

Save the Date: GIS Day 2020

GIS Day logo

GIS Day is an annual event for students, staff, faculty, and the broader community to learn more about Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and to celebrate the power of geospatial analysis and visualization in answering research questions and solving real-world problems. This year, GIS Day is happening on Wednesday, November 18, and we hope you’ll mark your calendars so you can participate. We’re excited to bring you a different kind of GIS Day experience this year and to tell you a bit about what we have in the works.

In the past, we’ve hosted in-person GIS Day events, but we decided early in the discussions about returning to campus for autumn semester that this would not be a good idea in 2020. The first important change for this year is that we’re going virtual!

A virtual GIS Day provides us with a great opportunity to broaden participation in the program. Another important change this year is that our GIS Day 2020 program will be a collaboration between The Ohio State University, Case Western Reserve University, and the University of Cincinnati. Get ready for 3C GIS Day!

We’re in the early stages of planning, but we look forward to an exciting program that will include:

  • Lightning Talks
    • Learn about the application of geospatial technologies in a wide variety of disciplines from faculty, staff, students, and GIS professionals across Ohio’s 3C Corridor (Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati).
  • StoryMaps Showcase
    • We’re inviting any students, staff, and faculty affiliated with The Ohio State University, Case Western Reserve University, and the University of Cincinnati to create and submit ArcGIS StoryMaps to showcase their work on GIS Day and beyond. More details about the StoryMaps Showcase will be coming soon!
  • Professional Networking
    • We will provide a venue for GIS professionals, researchers, and students from across Ohio to connect with one another and discuss experiences, opportunities, and current topics of interest in the world of geospatial.

Stay tuned for more information about 3C GIS Day in the coming weeks and months, and mark your calendars for a great event on November 18, 2020!

The 3C GIS Day planning committee includes Josh Sadvari and Katie Phillips (OSU), Ben Gorham (Case), and Amy Koshoffer (UC). If you have any questions about 3C GIS Day or are interested in participating and want to receive updates, please contact Josh and Katie at geospatial@osu.edu.

ArcGIS Online Challenge

Have you come across an interactive map on the web and wondered “how did they make that?” Have you heard about GIS (geographic information systems) and wished you could learn more about how it might be useful for your own research and/or teaching? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, then the June ArcGIS Online Challenge is for you! Through completing this challenge, you will:

  • Describe the potential of GIS beyond “dots on a map” and for cross-disciplinary applications;
  • Use ArcGIS Online apps individually and in conjunction with one another for common tasks in geospatial projects;
  • Develop an outline for using GIS in a research project or teaching assignment relevant to your own work.

This self-paced, 100% online challenge is designed to be completed over the course of five weeks, with 2-3 hours of work per week. Each weekly module consists of a mix of “lecture” content (i.e., blog posts or videos highlighting key concepts and use cases) and a “lab” exercise, where you will get some hands-on experience with the methods and tools covered in each module. Each Monday in June, participants will receive an email with information about that week’s topic and content, along with instructions for completing the associated activities. There is no deadline for completing these modules, and participants are encouraged to work at their own pace.

Who: Ohio State faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students
When: Self-paced, June 2020
Where: Online only, via email prompts

This web course is offered through a collaboration between the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis and the University Libraries.

Registration for this event is closed. If you would still like to participate, you can do so at https://go.osu.edu/agol-challenge

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