Monday, January 29, 2007

Spring 2007: Library GIS Workshops

Well, this semester is now less than 1 month old and we're all set to hold our first GIS workshop this Thursday. We are holding 3 workshops this semester. (For previous workshops, see Fall 2006 and Spring 2006. )

The first workshop will demonstrate to students how easy it is to generate Google Map webpages using ArcMap2GMap. The second and third workshops are both originals that I am excited to work on. I will discuss these at further length in future posts.

Here is an overview of this semester's lot:

Title: Create Your Own Google Map Mashup
Time: Thursday, February 1, 2007, 3pm - 5pm
Location: Central Library, Room B20 (basement)
Description: Learn how to use Geographic Information Systems to create your very own Google mashup. No GIS experience necessary.
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Title: Public Transportation in Arlington: Plan the Route
Time: Thursday, March 1, 2007, 3pm - 5pm
Location: Central Library, Room B20 (basement)
Description: Learn how to use Geographic Information Systems to plan a public transportation (bus) route through Arlington, TX. "Arlington remains the largest metropolitan city in the country without a public transit system for the general population." (Citation)
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Title: Congressional Redistricting in Texas: The Maps & The Demographics (co-presented with Dr. Jose Gutierrez)
Time: Wednesday, April 4, 2007 , 3pm - 5pm
Location: Central Library, Room B20 (basement)
Description: Dr. Jose Gutierrez will give a talk describing the implications of the redrawing of the Texas Congressional boundaries in 2003 and the 2006 federal court decision that parts of the redrawing were unconstitutional. Joshua Been will then lead the participants through a hands-on GIS exercise exploring the demographic and other implications of the 2003 and the 2006 Congressional districts in Texas.
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