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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 Day 2017 A Success!

Last Wednesday, we hosted GIS Day, an annual worldwide celebration of the power of geospatial data, analysis, and visualization for problem-solving across a broad spectrum of research domains. This is a really enjoyable event (one of my favorites that we host in the Research Commons), and I’m always impressed by the great work that is being done across campus and the wider community of Central Ohio.

This year’s event consisted of a couple of hands-on workshops covering the very basics of ArcGIS Online, a series of lightning talks over lunch showcasing the multidisciplinary applications of GIS (see here for a full list of presentation topics and speaker affiliations), and an exhibits fair highlighting various Libraries’ map collections and GIS resources across campus.

 
Thanks to all those who attended, presented, or participated in the exhibits fair, and a special thanks to the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis and OSU’s Enterprise GIS for co-sponsoring the event.

If you’re like me and just can’t get enough GIS, then don’t miss our last GIS workshop of the fall semester:

Web Mapping Basics with ArcGIS Online (Nov. 29, 4pm) – RSVP here.

GIS Day 2017

GIS Day logo

GIS Day at Ohio State is an annual event for students, staff, faculty, and visitors to learn about the power of geospatial analysis and visualization. This year’s program features a “Lightning Lecture Lunch” with 10-minute talks on a wide variety of topics related to Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Speakers include faculty, staff, students, and representatives of government and industry groups. Refreshments will be provided.

After the talks, exhibitors will be available for a GIS information fair from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. GIS professionals from across campus and beyond will be available to speak with students about GIS resources and careers and the application of geographic technology in real-world scenarios. GIS Day is made possible by a partnership of CURA, the University Libraries, and the Enterprise GIS Initiative at Ohio State.

No RSVP required. For questions about GIS Day, please contact us at researchcommons@osu.edu.

Click here to see the detailed agenda and list of lightning talk topics and presenters!

Agenda:
10am—11am: Introduction to GIS; mini-training session
11am—Noon: Lightning Talks, Round I [five 10-minute presentations]
Break — Grab some food!
12:10pm—1:00pm: Lightning Talks, Round II [more 10-minute presentations]
1:00pm—3:00pm: Exhibits and Resource Fair
3:00pm—4:00pm: Introduction to GIS; mini-training session

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

Register Here

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