This is a past event
Weekly on Thursday, 2 - 5pm until Thu, Jun 22, 2023
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Science Center, E110 (Lipton Lecture Hall)
  • Registration Required
  • Open to the Public

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; and
• 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); and
• Analyzing and extracting geographic data.

ArcGIS can be installed on faculty, staff, and student Windows computers, or on Macs running Windows under Parallels or a similar virtual machine (16 GB of total RAM is highly recommended!). Download ArcGIS Pro 3.1 from the Amherst Software Collection.

This workshop is in four parts: Thursday, June 15 and Tuesday – Thursday, June 20 – 22, 2 PM – 5 PM

Please register in advance:

Contact Info

Andy Anderson
(413) 542-2255
Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail if you require contact info