While geographic information systems are the tools of choice for geographers, geographic information technologies have applications in many disciplines. Tools used by geographers to map the earth’s surface can be used by biologists to track migration patterns, social scientists to identify food deserts, epidemiologists to monitor the spread of disease, and humanists to create literary and historical maps.
This semester, the Department of Geography’s Dr. Steven Ericson will teach two introductory workshops on the widely used ArcGIS suite of GIS software. Continue reading
The well-liked Esri Story Maps workshops and are back this semester. Also returning is the Geography department’s Dr. Steven Ericson, instructor. Dr. Ericson will teach two sessions on how to create and publish interactive web maps combining text, photos, video, and audio with Esri’s cloud-based mapping and GIS system, ArcGIS Online. Continue reading
Registration for Fall 2015 Academic Technologies workshops is now open! This semester will offer opportunities to learn about ArcGIS, Esri Story Maps, Google Geo Tools (My Maps, Earth, and Fusion Tables), Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Sway, and Word), NVivo, SPSS, and more. Download a flyer (landscape (PDF) & portrait (PDF)) or view workshop descriptions and register here. Continue reading
Introduction to ArcGIS returns to the Libraries next week. Continue reading
Yesterday, I shared some information the first session in our new Get to Know series, Get to Know ArcGIS. ArcGIS Story Maps workshops are also new this semester, and the first session is next Thursday, February 5. Continue reading
Spring 2015 Academic Technologies workshop registration opened this week, and next week brings the first two workshops of the semester: Get to Know ArcGIS and ArcGIS Story Maps. Continue reading
I’m happy to share that our Spring 2015 Academic Technologies workshop schedule is now available. This semester will offer opportunities to learn about ArcGIS, Microsoft Word, NVivo, SAS, SPSS, and SketchUp. View a list of workshops by date and topic or register here.
Rodgers Library will also offer several software workshops this semester; topics include QtiPlot, Adobe InDesign, SketchUp, and MATLAB. You can read workshop descriptions and register here.
LibGuides are compiled by UA librarians and feature handpicked library resources, such as recommended databases, reference books, journals, videos, and more – tailored to a subject, course, or academic topic. We’ve recently added several LibGuides to help you use the software available in the UA Libraries: Continue reading
In advance of our first ArcGIS workshop of the semester, I thought I’d share some information about geographic information systems: what they are and how they are used.