Mapping Your Community: An Introduction to GIS and Community Analysis Workshop

Mapping Your Community: An Introduction to GIS and Community Analysis Workshop

New Urban Research, Inc.

This fast paced, hands-on workshop teaches the fundamentals of how to use a Geographic Information System (GIS) in a way that is particularly relevant to social service providers, planners and researchers. Participants will learn three core components of GIS: thematic mapping, geocoding (address mapping) and spatial querying. Mapping techniques transferable to all other communities. Exercises are designed for beginners. Intermediate Excel skills required.

Comprehensive workbook (75 pages), which includes the presentation, exercises and reference worksheets, ArcGIS (ArcView 9.1) software 30-day trial CD set, 90-day subscription to the Planners' ToolBox Subscription Service which includes access to shapefiles for all US counties. Shapefiles include streets, zip codes, school districts, voting districts, census tracts and many other useful geographies. Subscription also includes access to online workshop Analyzing Your Community: Demographic Analysis Workshop which teaches how to download Census data for demographic analysis, access to many useful how to guides for GIS and community analysis.

Please visit our website for additional workshop locations.

Related Link: New Urban Research, Inc.

For more information contact:

Joye Orcutt
New Urban Research, Inc.
3323 NE 33rd Avenue
OR 97212

Phone: 877-241-6576
Fax: 503-249-1465
Email: [email protected]

Posted July 25, 2005

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