There’s more than one way to skin a cat make a map. This new take on an old adage speaks to the recent proliferation of software tools and online platforms for visualizing data spatially. This workshop will provide a broad overview of commonly used tools, from powerful open source GIS software like QGIS to new online web mapping platforms like ArcGIS Online. If you have ever wondered how to make a map from a table of geospatial coordinates or a list of addresses – this session is for you. Live demonstrations will showcase the diverse array of mapping tools that are available to UT faculty, staff, and students for creating engaging visualizations from a variety of geospatial datasets.
Taught by Michael Shensky, GIS and Geospatial Data Coordinator, UT Libraries
Friday, October 12, 2018 at 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL), Learning Lab 1
101 21ST ST E, Austin, Texas 78705
This was incredible. I have essentially no knowledge of the programs (other than I'd heard about ArcMap) & I often feel like I am lost in introductory program workshops if it is not very small and also hands on. This was incredible. Many resources that I can access and utilize whether I do mapping work or not. I truly hope to begin to learn to incorporate this in to our work. I wish that there were some small weekly workshops that would teach hands on over the course of 4-6 weeks or something. But, for an intro orientation workshop - I love it and am so glad that I came!