|From:||Gina Clemmer, New Urban Research|
|Subject:||Upcoming Schedule: Mapping California Communities Workshop: An Intro to GIS and Community Analysis|
|Date:||Sun, 20 Nov 2005 08:20:57 -0800|
Mapping California Communities: An Introduction to GIS and
Community 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.
Upcoming Schedule (Please note: Workshops are one day only from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Participants choose only one day on which to attend.)
Each workshop is customized for the city in which it is taught.
Sacramento: January 10, 2006
San Francisco: January 11 and 12, 2006
San Jose: January 11 and 12, 2006
Orange (LA/San Diego): January 25, 26, 27
Creating thematic (color shaded) maps to display data
Joining data with geography files
Working with legends and interval breaks
Address mapping (geocoding)
Downloading free business addresses
Performing location queries
Performing attribute queries
Creating target area shapefiles
Elements of good maps including colors, fonts and map must haves
Critique of several maps
Praise from participants of the Mapping California Communities Workshop
City of San Francisco: "One of the best computer training courses I've been to, lively, informative, good level of difficulty for target audience."
California Cancer Registry: "The workshop was great! The instructor is very knowledgeable and helpful. I would definitely recommend this course to a new GIS user."
UCLA: "This was such a great course! I appreciated the information on where to find useful data."
Fresno City College: "This workshop was very informative and enlightening. It demonstrated very powerful tools and concepts that I will definitely be using in the future. The instructor was patient and gave a lot of technical insight to the product."
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