Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Ball State University Libraries GIS Day Events

GIS Day Mapping Workshops at Ball State University Libraries

Next week is Geography Awareness Week, and Wednesday, November 19 is National GIS Day.  The Ball State University Libraries and the Ball State University GIS Knowledge Group are hosting GIS mapping workshops to mark the occasion.

The workshops will be held in the GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) on the second floor of Bracken Library (BL 224).  The workshops are open to students, faculty, and staff, and all levels of GIS knowledge—from beginning to advanced—are welcome. 

ArcGIS Online mapping workshop will be from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday.  Angela Gibson, Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Specialist, will explain the mapping features and how to access them.  Attendees will learn to set up a BSU ArcGIS Online account or class group; add and search for content; use analysis tools; and discover available apps like Business Analyst Online, ArcGIS Pro, or Community Analyst.

Joel Bump, Data Systems manager and Developer for the State of Indiana, will present ArcPad Basics from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the GRMC.  This high-level demonstration explains using ArcPad for field inventory.  This class will define an item users can inventory; explain setting up a data file and related form; setting up a basic map for ArcPad; and detail collecting data points and using the data in ArcMap.

Bump will present Advanced ArcPad from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.  This workshop will be more interactive with participants discussing topics and asking questions about alternative data sources, the integration of photographs or related tables, or the use of various hardware options.

For more information about GIS Day, please contact Angela Gibson in the GRMC at 765-285-1097.

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