Saturday, September 09, 2006

Library GIS Events Fall 2006

Here is a list of the workshops, ESRI webcast seminars, and event booths that our library's GIS Program will participate in this Fall 2006 semester. As the dates get closer, I will post more details about particular events here.

As you can tell, workshops are my primary outreach method. I focus the workshops on how GIS and the analysis process can solve a particular problem. This is as opposed to focusing on the GIS software in general.

Workshops (hands-on, no experience necessary):
  • Friday Night Hangout
    • Thursday, September 21, 3pm - 5pm
    • Central Library B20 (basement)
    • Use suitability analysis to identify the best places to hang out this Friday night.
    • Add directly to Outlook
  • Create Your Own Google Map Mashup
    • Thursday, October 12, 3pm - 5pm
    • Central Library B20 (basement)
    • Learn how to use GIS to easily create your own Google Map mashup.
    • Add directly to Outlook
  • Low Income Housing and GIS
    • Thursday, October 26, 3pm - 5pm
    • Central Library B20 (basement)
    • Use GIS to explore the relationships between the availability of low income housing and various socio-economic indicators.
    • Add directly to Outlook
  • Mapping the Afghan Population in the U.S.
    • Thursday, November 9, 2pm - 4pm
    • Central Library B20 (basement)
    • Find out where in the U.S. there are large centers of Afghan population. In the D/FW Metroplex, perhaps? This workshop is designed to support the UT Arlington One Book Program. This year's book is Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini.
    • Add directly to Outlook
ESRI Seminar Webcasts:
Event Booths:
  • Welcome Week Information Fair
    • Tuesday, August 29, 11am - 1pm Central Library B20 (basement)
    • Come over the GIS Lab, Central Library 510, to play around with the following GIS applications:
      • PlateTracker: Bring any shapefile and this ArcMap extension will reposition the features in the millions of years backward or forward in time, based on tectonic movements. This extension was developed by Dr. Chris Scotese and Joshua Been.
      • Friday Night Hangout: Use this Google Map mashup to find out where you and others should hang out this Friday night. So much fun. Learn about other Library Welcome Week activities here.
    • Add directly to Outlook
  • UT Arlington Technology Fair 2006
    • Wednesday, November 8, 9am - 3pm
    • E. H. Hereford University Center
    • Come celebrate GIS Day one week early this year and visit the GIS booths at the Tech Fair! At the Tech fair, we will unveil our latest web application, Texas Time Machine: Mapping Our History. This is a mashup of scanned and digitized historic Texas maps from the Library's special collections. The raster maps and feature classes are served by ArcIMS, and the ArcIMS service is integrated into the Google Maps interface.
    • Add directly to Outlook

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