Event date
Wednesday, January 10, 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 3. ArcGIS Online and Story Maps
ESRI Story Maps let you combine maps with text, images, and multimedia content in a web page. Story Maps make it easy to harness the power of maps as a framework to tell your story. This workshop will introduce the process of creating StoryMaps in ArcGIS Online (AGOL). Participants will learn how to log into the campus ArcGIS Online server, create web maps and then integrate those maps into Story Maps.  Users can choose to keep data, web maps and Story Maps hosted on the campus AGOL site private or share with a group, or make them public.
Bring a laptop with QGIS installed. Bring a laptop with QGIS installed. Participants are expected to have taken Day 1 and 2 of this intensive or have equivalent experience.