[Preservenw] Upcoming Workshop - Mapping Washington Communities: An
Introduction to GIS & Community Analysis Workshop
Gina Clemmer (New Urban Research, Inc.)
nurinfo at urban-research.info
Sun Dec 18 23:56:17 PST 2005
Mapping Washington 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 1st, 2nd, 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: New Horizons Computer Learning Center 12822 SE 32nd Street STE 200 Bellevue, Washington 98005 - 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.
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.
Learn the basic functions of ArcGIS 9.1
Adding data and geography layers
Working with Layouts
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
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 for the Introduction to GIS & Community Analysis Workshop
King County, Dept. of Transportation- Seattle (2005): "The workshop was great. The instructor did a wonderful job keeping the class together and flowing. Enjoyable class, thanks!"
Santa Clara Family Health Plan - San Francisco (2005): "Really excellent and informative. A great introduction but at the same time gave me real tools to apply right away."
Oregon Dept. of Transportation - Portland (2005): "A VERY helpful workshop; good use of our time; good pace."
Oregon Dept. of Human Services - Portland (2005): "This workshop was excellent. I particularly like the exercises and take home materials."
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 -- info at urban-research.info
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