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Web Mapping Basics with ArcGIS Online (Workshop)

Want to make a map for your research, teaching, outreach, or just for fun? ArcGIS Online (AGOL) is the premier platform for easily and efficiently creating interactive web mapping applications. In this workshop, participants will:

  • Sign-up for access to ArcGIS Online using their OSU username and password
  • Learn the basics of making web maps with ArcGIS Online, including adding layers to a map, changing layer styles, and configuring pop-ups
  • Be introduced to spatial analysis and visualization techniques based on a real-world scenario

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

BYOD – Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptops or tablets for hands-on participation, and our presenters will be available afterward for consultations.

Who: OSU faculty, staff, and students from all disciplines
When: Wednesday, November 29, 4:00 – 5:30pm
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

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GIS for Research I: An Introduction to GIS Concepts and Data (Workshop)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be a powerful research tool for solving problems in and across a wide range of disciplines. If your research question has a geographic component, GIS data and tools can be integral to informing your analysis and communicating spatial patterns to your audience. In this workshop, participants will:

  • Be introduced to key concepts for using GIS in research
  • Learn more about common GIS data formats
  • Explore OSU Libraries’ and public databases where GIS data can be retrieved

BYOD – Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptops or tablets for hands-on participation, and our presenter will be available afterward for consultations.

This event is part of Data Analytics Month @ Ohio State.

Who: OSU faculty, staff, and students from all disciplines
When: Thursday, October 19, 3:00 – 4:30pm
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

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Sharing Your Research with Story Maps (Workshop)

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? ArcGIS Story Maps combine maps, data, and multimedia content – text, photos, videos, and audio – to communicate information effectively through interactive and user-friendly web mapping applications. In this workshop, participants will:

  • Sign-up for access to ArcGIS Online using their OSU username and password
  • Explore the Story Maps gallery and learn more about the wide range of web app templates available
  • Build a Story Map to illustrate an example of their use in communicating research topics

BYOD – Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptops or tablets for hands-on participation, and our presenter will be available afterward for consultations.

This event is part of Data Analytics Month @ Ohio State.

Who: OSU faculty, staff, and students from all disciplines
When: Tuesday, October 3, 4:00 – 5:30pm
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

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Mapping in the Humanities (Workshop)

Mapping provides a powerful and effective means of discovering, analyzing, and visualizing information across a wide range of disciplines. In the humanities, the use of mapping and geo-temporal visualization has exploded in recent years – a growing trend often characterized as “the spatial turn.” In this workshop, participants will:

  • Define Geographic Information Systems (GIS), including common uses, tools, and data formats
  • Discuss various cases studies demonstrating the use of GIS and mapping for addressing humanities research questions
  • Brainstorm ideas for incorporating mapping techniques into your own humanities projects, and identify possible next steps with the workshop facilitators

This workshop will be facilitated by Leigh Bonds (Digital Humanities Librarian, University Libraries) and Josh Sadvari (GIS Specialist, University Libraries), who will be available afterward for consultations.

Who: OSU faculty, graduate students, and postdocs in the humanities
When: Thursday, September 14, 3:00 – 4:00pm
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

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GIS for the Rest of Us (Workshop)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has revolutionized our ability to visualize and display information connected to locations. Whether you have used Google’s free tools to find aerial photos of your neighborhood, have searched for a friend’s address using the county auditor’s website, or researched the likelihood of your business flooding during a major storm event, GIS tools are at work. This hands-on workshop is designed for:

– Researchers from All Disciplines New to GIS
– K-12 Educators
– Informal Educators
– Members of the Non-Profit Community
– Community Members Who Want to Learn More

A team of instructors will provide an overview of both Google and Esri platforms and showcase examples of how GIS can be used for research and education. Breakout sessions will provide training for various levels of experience. Participants are highly encouraged to bring their own devices.

RSVP at: go.osu.edu/gis-july28

Direct questions to Josh Sadvari at sadvari.1@osu.edu or 614-292-5828. This program is offered through a partnership between the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis, and the University Libraries at The Ohio State University.

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