Event Calendar

Week of June 16, 2013

Mon, Jun 17, 2013

Mapping Data with ArcGIS

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a powerful tool to discover spatial relationships and illuminate your research with intuitive maps:

• Illustrate historic sites and extract features from old maps
• Spatially correlate census, economic, and other data
• Display geologic formations and delineate watersheds
• Track human, animal, and plant populations
• Map locations from a GPS receiver

The course is in four parts, Monday through Thursday, June 17-20:

• Constructing and Sharing Maps (including with Google Earth)
• Mapping Named Data (including census data and street addresses)
• Mapping Coordinate Data (including using a GPS receiver)
• Mapping Image Data (including scanned maps and satellite data) and Extracting Map Features

Tue, Jun 18, 2013

Mapping Data with ArcGIS

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a powerful tool to discover spatial relationships and illuminate your research with intuitive maps:

• Illustrate historic sites and extract features from old maps
• Spatially correlate census, economic, and other data
• Display geologic formations and delineate watersheds
• Track human, animal, and plant populations
• Map locations from a GPS receiver

The course is in four parts, Monday through Thursday, June 17-20:

• Constructing and Sharing Maps (including with Google Earth)
• Mapping Named Data (including census data and street addresses)
• Mapping Coordinate Data (including using a GPS receiver)
• Mapping Image Data (including scanned maps and satellite data) and Extracting Map Features

Wed, Jun 19, 2013

Windows 8 Demonstration and Discussion

Seeley G. Mudd Building, 205

Join Sam Feldman for a demonstration of the Windows 8 operating system. Learn about the features of the relatively new operating system and what changes are in the pipeline. Discover some useful and fun Windows 8 apps. Get hands-on with a 22-inch touch screen.

Mapping Data with ArcGIS

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a powerful tool to discover spatial relationships and illuminate your research with intuitive maps:

• Illustrate historic sites and extract features from old maps
• Spatially correlate census, economic, and other data
• Display geologic formations and delineate watersheds
• Track human, animal, and plant populations
• Map locations from a GPS receiver

The course is in four parts, Monday through Thursday, June 17-20:

• Constructing and Sharing Maps (including with Google Earth)
• Mapping Named Data (including census data and street addresses)
• Mapping Coordinate Data (including using a GPS receiver)
• Mapping Image Data (including scanned maps and satellite data) and Extracting Map Features

Thu, Jun 20, 2013

It's Cool at the Mead

Join us in the Mead Art Museum’s comfortably air-conditioned galleries for curator-led gallery talks. No two tours will be the same! Participants receive ice cream coupons from our generous sponsor Atkins Farms.

This event is part of the Mead's recurring "It's Cool at the Mead" series, every Thursday at 2 p.m. and Friday at 11 a.m. from June 20 to Aug. 23 (excludes July 4-5).

Mapping Data with ArcGIS

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a powerful tool to discover spatial relationships and illuminate your research with intuitive maps:

• Illustrate historic sites and extract features from old maps
• Spatially correlate census, economic, and other data
• Display geologic formations and delineate watersheds
• Track human, animal, and plant populations
• Map locations from a GPS receiver

The course is in four parts, Monday through Thursday, June 17-20:

• Constructing and Sharing Maps (including with Google Earth)
• Mapping Named Data (including census data and street addresses)
• Mapping Coordinate Data (including using a GPS receiver)
• Mapping Image Data (including scanned maps and satellite data) and Extracting Map Features

Fri, Jun 21, 2013

It's Cool at the Mead

Join us in the Mead Art Museum’s comfortably air-conditioned galleries for curator-led gallery talks. No two tours will be the same! Participants receive ice cream coupons from our generous sponsor Atkins Farms.

This event is part of the Mead's reoccurring "It's Cool at the Mead" series, every Thursday at 2 p.m. and Friday at 11 a.m. from June 20 to Aug. 23 (excludes July 4-5).

Windows 8 Demonstration and Discussion

Seeley G. Mudd Building, 205

Join Sam Feldman for a demonstration of the Windows 8 operating system. Learn about the features of the relatively new operating system and what changes are in the pipeline. Discover some useful and fun Windows 8 apps. Get hands-on with a 22-inch touch screen.

Sat, Jun 22, 2013

Free Public Observing at Amherst College's Observatory

Wilder Observatory, Snell Street

The Wilder Observatory on Snell Street is free and open to all, starting at 9 p.m. every clear Saturday from April through October. See (if they're in the sky at the time) the moon, planets, asteroids, comets, multiple stars, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and more through the large, world-class refractor telescope. Students, faculty, staff, family and friends are welcome.