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Mapping Wisconsin Communities: An Introduction to GIS and Community Anal

From: Gina Clemmer
Subject: Mapping Wisconsin Communities: An Introduction to GIS and Community Analysis Workshop (June 05)
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2005 21:11:12 -0700

Mapping Wisconsin Communities: An Introduction to GIS and Community Analysis Workshop

When:  June 21st and 22nd, 2005 (8:30 am - 4:30 pm)
Note: This is a one day workshop. Please choose which date is most convenient for you.
Where: New Horizons Computer Learning Center - 2100 N. Mayfair Road STE 200 W Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53226
Fee:     $399 Checks, Credit Cards and Purchase Orders Accepted

How To Register? Visit
www.urban-research.info to register online or call us toll free at 877-241-6576.

This fast paced, hands-on workshop teaches the fundamentals of how to use a Geographic Information System (GIS) in a way that is particularly relevant to social service providers, planners and researchers. Participants will learn three core components of GIS: thematic mapping, geocoding (address mapping) and spatial querying. Mapping techniques transferable to all other communities. Exercises are designed for beginners. Intermediate Excel skills required.

Comprehensive workbook (75 pages), which includes the presentation, exercises and reference worksheets, ArcGIS (ArcView 9.0) software 30-day trial CD set, access to new 2004 Tiger/Line geography files (already converted to shapefiles) which include streets, zip codes, school districts, voting districts, census tracts and many other useful geographies.

The Mapping Wisconsin Communities workshop will teach participants:

-The fundamentals of using ArcGIS (ArcView 9.0) the leading GIS software,

-How to thematically map and analyze a wide variety of Census data such as income, race, language and housing data (including how to download data from the Census),

-How to map addresses such as those of clients, volunteers, campaign donations and social service facilities as well as to identify gaps in coverage areas by zip code and other geographies,

-Best practices of creating informative and well designed maps for public dissemination. Class participants will review and critique several maps in an attempt to learn good map design,

-Where to get a wide selection of free geography files including new 2004 Tiger/Lines including streets, zip codes and all Census geography.

Workshop Agenda

Lesson 1
Learn the basic functions of ArcGIS
Setting up ArcMap
Adding data and geography layers
Working with Layouts

Lesson 2
Introduction to American Factfinder
Downloading Census and American Community Survey data to map
Downloading free geography files including tracts, zip codes, blocks and several others
Preparing Census tract data in Excel to import into ArcGIS

Lesson 3
Joining data and geography files
Creating thematic (color shaded) maps to display data
Working with legends and interval breaks

Lesson 4
How to do common spatial queries

Lesson 5
Where to download free business addresses
Geocoding (address mapping)

Lesson 6
Elements of good maps including colors, fonts and map must haves
Critique of several maps

See What People Are Saying

Santa Clara Family Health Plan - San Francisco (2005)
"Really excellent and informative.  A great introduction but at the same time gave me real tools to apply right away."

University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio (2005)
"This course was very interesting and opened my eyes to the uses of mapping. The exercises were very useful and interesting."

King County, Dept. of Transportation- Seattle (2005)
"The workshop was great. The instructor did a wonderful job keeping the class together and flowing. Enjoyable class, thanks!"

University of California, San Francisco - San Francisco  (2005)
"The class met all my expectations--very informative, hands on experience, informative instructor."

New Urban Research, Inc. is a social research company located in Portland, Oregon. For more information about the workshop, who we are and what we do, visit our website at www.urban-research.info. If you do not wish to receive further announcements, simply click here (info@urban-research.info) and send us a blank message. You will not receive future announcements. Note: Under no circumstance will we share your email with any other party or person.

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