|From:||Gina Clemmer, New Urban Research|
|Subject:||Mapping Pennsylvania Communities Workshop: Intro to GIS and Community Analysis Workshop Announcement|
|Date:||Mon, 10 Oct 2005 21:49:48 -0700|
Mapping Pennsylvania Communities: An
Introduction to GIS and Community Analysis Workshop - One Day
Workshop participants will learn the fundamentals of using ArcGIS (ArcView 9.1), as well as how to extract and use current data from the Census of Population and Housing for community analysis.
Participants will also learn to map addresses and conduct spatial analysis. This workshop is intended for government and non-profit employees, or any one that would like to learn to map demographic data for their local community. Mapping techniques transferable to all other communities.
When: October 25th and 26th, 2005 (8:30 am - 4:30 pm) Note: This is a one day workshop. Please choose which date is most convenient for you.
Where: New Horizons Computer Learning Center Five Parkway Center, Suite 200 Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Fee: $399 Checks, Credit Cards and Purchase Orders Accepted
For more info or to register online, visit www.urban-research.info or telephone at 877.241.6576.
-How to map addresses such as those of clients, volunteers, campaign donations and social service facilities as well as to identify gaps in coverage areas by zip code and other geographies,
-Best practices of creating informative and well designed maps for public dissemination. Class participants will review and critique several maps in an attempt to learn good map design,
-Where to get a wide selection of free geography
files including new 2004 Tiger/Lines including streets, zip codes and all Census
Learn the basic functions of ArcGIS
Setting up ArcMap
Adding data and geography layers
Working with Layouts
Introduction to 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
Joining data and geography files
Creating thematic (color shaded) maps to display data
Working with legends and interval breaks
How to do common spatial queries
Where to download free business addresses
Geocoding (address mapping)
Elements of good maps including colors, fonts and map must haves
Critique of several maps
Higginbotham Jackson Foundation-Philadelphia
"Very educational and practical. I will be applying this knowledge immediately. Great Class!"
University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio (2005)
"This course was very interesting and opened my eyes to the uses of mapping. The exercises were very useful and interesting."
University of California, San Francisco - San Francisco (2005)
"The class met all my expectations--very informative, hands on experience, informative instructor."
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, OR
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