Mapping Geographic Data with ArcGIS

June 16, 2020 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (already occurred)
June 17, 2020 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (already occurred)
June 18, 2020 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (already occurred)
  • Registration Required

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

You will learn about:
• 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)
• Extracting Map Features

ArcGIS can be (but does not need to be) installed on faculty, staff, and student Windows computers or on Macs running Windows under Parallels (note link to the Student Edition) or a similar virtual machine (16 GB of total RAM is highly recommended!). Download ArcGIS 10.7.1 from the Amherst Software Collection.

This course will take place online via Zoom.

Please register in advance: https://forms.gle/CVaMQczWavzK52zG6

Contact Info

Andy Anderson
(413) 542-2255
image of e-mail address@amherst.edu