Event Calendar

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Tue, Jun 16, 2020

This is a geographic representation of a model of the hispanic population in Massachusetts, showing deviations from the model. Urban areas are under-represented, while the southeastern part of the state is over-represented.

Mapping Geographic 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

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

Registration Required

"Protest to Power: Lessons From the Making of Newark's First Black Mayor, Ken Gibson"

In the streets of America, the rage is clear. How do we bottle all that energy before it goes away or gets ground into dust or slips from memory or becomes statistics on the laptops of newsrooms across the world or textbooks in schools? History, to become useful, must be used as lessons for today. In today’s space, fresh upon this latest wave of needless police violence, how do we convert the power and energy in the streets, to sustain power at all levels? Power in the streets, power in the suites.

Please join our discussion on June 16 at 7 p.m., when veterans of the civil rights and black power movements, including the Rev. Jesse Jackson and representatives of the new movements for black lives, look at lessons learned from Newark, N.J., 50 years ago, when we converted the energy of the Newark rebellions and street organizing to change the power alignment in the city, forever!