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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 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

Register Here

Use the toggle button to choose your university affiliation (OSU or non-OSU). If you are an OSU affiliate, type in your name.# and click Look Up. Once your information populates, click Submit to confirm your registration. If you are a non-OSU affiliate, enter your information and click Submit to confirm your registration.

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Fields below will be populated using your OSU name.n.

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

ArcGIS StoryMaps Workshop Now Available Online

During the spring semester, Katie Phillips (Outreach Coordinator, Center for Urban and Regional Analysis) and I have been working together to develop a workshop introducing Ohio State faculty, staff, and students to the possible uses of the new ArcGIS StoryMaps platform for research and teaching. We originally intended to offer this as an in-person session on March 31, but like many others across the university, have transitioned to instead provide an online learning opportunity.

Since all of this content is now available online, we wanted to open it up to anyone who might be interested in completing (or reusing) the exercise. Here’s what you need to know:

  1. The workshop is now intended as an asynchronous online exercise that can be completed at your own pace. We expect the exercise will take most people about an hour to complete. All of the content is accessible in BuckeyeBox here: go.osu.edu/storymaps-virtual. The theme of the workshop story map is the U.S. Census, and a completed version is available here for reference.
  2.  In BuckeyeBox, the ArcGIS StoryMaps Exercise folder contains the exercise instructions and all of the content you’ll be adding to your story map. Start with the StoryMaps_Exercise_20200331 document. The other files are referenced in the appropriate task within the exercise instructions. All of the files are available for download.
  3. The Additional Resources folder contains documents that may be useful for planning your own projects and assignments, along with a list of links to other available resources and relevant online training.
  4. We intend to keep these materials publicly available on BuckeyeBox and ArcGIS Online, until at least August 31, 2020If you are an instructor looking for an asynchronous activity to assign to your students as part of the spring semester online transition (and possibly beyond), please feel free to reuse this activity as is or to modify it to best fit your course needs. The exercise instructions and task content files are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. If you would like to reuse this activity and have any questions before doing so, please contact me at sadvari.1@osu.edu.
  5. For all Ohio State affiliates, task 1 in the exercise will walk you through the process of creating/signing in to an ArcGIS Online organizational account tied to your OSU name.# and password. For anyone not affiliated with OSU, you should be able to work through the exercise in its entirety if you have an ArcGIS Online organizational account through your place of work. If you are not an OSU affiliate and you are also not part of another ArcGIS Online organization, you should be able to complete most of the activity (with the exception of a few steps related to adding specific types of content) using an ArcGIS Online public account, which you can create here: https://www.esri.com/en-us/arcgis/products/create-account.
  6. If you encounter any issues or have any questions as you work through this activity, please do not hesitate to reach out to Katie (phillips.1870@osu.edu) and myself (sadvari.1@osu.edu). If after the exercise, you would like to speak more about using ArcGIS StoryMaps for your own projects, please let us know how we can help. We’re both available for virtual consultations and would look forward to hearing from you!
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