Map Your Data with GIS Tools

Image by Jer Thorp, CC 2.0,

Maps are powerful tools for analyzing and displaying patterns among data sets. Librarian Susan Powell will introduce basic concepts and tools used in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in a short workshop on February 18, 2015 from 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm in the Bechtel Engineering Center, Engineering Library Training Room. The workshop will cover key GIS resources that the library offers, as well as some of the best freely available sources and will be helpful to beginning as well as more advanced researchers. No registration required.

Another workshop introducing three web platforms for mapping thematic and demographic data–SimplyMap, Social Explorer, and Policy Map–will be held on February 26, 2015, from 11:30 am-12:00 pm in the Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library, Room 110.