Event date
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Event time
9:30am to 12:30pm
D-Lab Convening Room: Barrows 356B

Objectives
The overall objective of the intensive is to introduce participants to the fundamental concepts of and tools for creating, manipulating, mapping and analyzing geospatial data.  These topics will be introduced in the context of a project of interest to social scientists and digital humanists - The Louisiana Slave Conspiracies - which uses scanned maps, census and land use data, and modern tools to gain insights on historical events.
The first three days of this intensive will cover the basic workflows of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), which are software programs and applications that let you create, display, and analyze geospatial information.  The last two days will introduce the R programming environment as a tool for working with geospatial data.
Day 2. Geospatial Data Creation in QGIS and ArcGIS Online
Day two of this intensive will introduce several methods for creating geospatial data. Participants will georectify an historical scanned map and then digitize some of the features on it such as property boundaries or roads. Place names and address will be converted to points using the method known as geocoding. We will also introduce participants to ArcGIS Online as a platform for working with and sharing geospatial data and maps.
Bring a laptop with QGIS installed. Participants are expected to have taken Day 1 of this intensive series.