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Upcoming Workshop - Mapping New York Communities: An Introduction to GIS

From: Gina Clemmer (New Urban Research)
Subject: Upcoming Workshop - Mapping New York Communities: An Introduction to GIS & Community Analysis Workshop
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2006 11:51:09 -0800

Mapping New York Communities: An Introduction to GIS and Community Demographic Analysis Workshop - One Day Workshop

This fast paced, hands-on workshop teaches the fundamentals of how to use a Geographic Information System (GIS) in a way that is particularly relevant to social service providers, planners and researchers. Participants learn to make thematic maps of their community, geocode addresses and perform spatial queries and analysis. Participants also learn to extract and map Census variables such as race, poverty, language, education, health and many other demographic variables.
Exercises are designed for beginners. Intermediate Excel skills required. Each students is assigned a computer on which to work for the day.

When:  March 2nd and 3rd, 2006 (8:30 am - 4:30 pm) Note: This is a one day workshop. Please choose which date is most convenient for you.
Where: NYC Seminar and Conference Center 71 West 23rd Street, Suite 515 New York, NY 10010 - Limited seating, please register early
Fee:    $399 Checks, Credit Cards and Purchase Orders Accepted 

To register online or for more info visit https://www.urban-research.info/ur/workshops/workshops-gis.shtml or telephone us 877.241.6576.                               
Workshop Materials

Materials include a comprehensive workbook (75 pages), which includes the presentation, exercises and reference worksheets, ArcGIS (ArcView 9.1) software 60-day trial CD set, a subscription to the Planners' ToolBox subscription service which provides access to new 2004 Tiger/Line geography files (already converted to shapefiles) such as streets, zip codes, school districts, voting districts, census tracts and many other useful geographies. The subscription also includes the Analyzing Your Community Workshop: Using the Census to Better Analyze Changing Places and People online web workshop.

Workshop Agenda

Lesson 1
Learn the basic functions of ArcGIS 9.1
Adding data and geography layers
Working with Layouts

Lesson 2
Introduction to Census Bureau's American Factfinder
Downloading Census and American Community Survey data to map
Downloading free geography files including tracts, zip codes, blocks and several others
Preparing Census tract data in Excel to import into ArcGIS

Lesson 3
Creating thematic (color shaded) maps to display data
Joining data with geography files
Working with legends and interval breaks

Lesson 4
Address mapping (geocoding)
Downloading free business addresses

Lesson 5
Performing location queries
Performing attribute queries
Creating target area shapefiles

Lesson 6
Elements of good maps including colors, fonts and map must haves
Critique of several maps

Praise for the New York Introduction to GIS & Community Analysis Workshop

NY Metropolitan Transportation Council- NYC (2005): "The workshop was an excellent introduction to GIS; a very good overview!"

Ryan Community Health Center- NYC (2005):
"Very educational and helpful. Covered lots of material."

NY State Office of Children and Family Services - NYC (2005): "This workshop was very worthwhile. Great instructor!"

Mt. Sinai School of Medicine - NYC (2005): "This workshop was excellent. A very well-organized, well-structured course."

New Urban Research, Inc. is a social research company located in Portland, Oregon.  For more information about the workshop, who we are and what we do, check out our website at www.urban-research.info.

New Urban Research, Inc. 3323 NE 33rd Ave Portland, Oregon 97212 -- 877.241.6576 -- 

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