Library to host GIS Day, Nov. 16

It’s that time of year again – The Library is hosting GIS Day on November 16th from 12 -1:30 pm in addition to an expanded offering of workshops, both in the Peabody Library Learning Commons (room 304).

Flier and full schedule

Summary of Events

VU GIS Seminar – 12 – 1:30p
Members of the Vanderbilt community explain their use of GIS for projects and research across campus in a series of short presentations.

GIS Workshops
All workshops will be held in the Peabody Library Learning commons.

Intro to GIS – 9:30-10:30a
If you are new to GIS and want to start with the basics, this is the course for you. Eva Pantaleoni will review the basic concepts of GIS and help you get started with using GIS Data in ArcMap.

New Features for ArcGIS 10 – 10:30-11:30a
Most everyone has upgrade from ArcGIS 9.3 now, and there are many new features to explore in ArcGIS 10. In this session, Jacob Thornton will cover some of the basic tips and tricks for ArcGIS 10 as well as a review of the new time-enabled data features and the new editing tools.

Making Sense of the Census – 3-4p
Many GIS users turn to Census data to learn more about their communities, but with the new Census 2010 data out, a new Factfinder interface, and American Community Survey data thrown into the mix, it can be challenging to find exactly what you’re looking for. Jacob will help users sort out the new Census data in this session.

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