We’re very excited to announce that on the afternoon of October 3 we will be holding “Introduction to Historical GIS,” the first in a series of Digital History Workshops. Generously supported by the Department of History and the Davis Library Research Hub, this event will teach users to create basic digital maps, as well as providing an opportunity to brainstorm and share applications of this technology for historical research and pedagogy.
The workshop consists of three sessions–while we encourage you to attend all three, you are welcome to drop in and out according to your interests and schedule. Coffee and snacks will be provided at the first session.
Session 1: 1-2:15 pm. Hamilton 569. GIS Applications for Research and Teaching
Presentations by Dr. Sarah Shields, Dr. Louise McReynolds, and Gabe Moss on their uses of digital mapping, followed by small-group brainstorming and discussion of integrating GIS into your own work.
Session 2: 2:30-3:45 pm. Davis Library 247. Tech Training 1: Working with Historical Maps; Building Your First Map
Training by Gabe Moss. Attendees will learn how to upload and georeference historical maps into ArcMap, and how to build and display a basic shapefile. (Note: we will have a limited number of desktop computers available–please plan to bring a laptop)
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Session 3: 4-5:15 pm. Davis Library 247. Tech Training 2: Introduction to Web Mapping
Training by Philip McDaniel, GIS Librarian with Davis Library. Attendees will learn how to build interactive maps using ArcGIS Online. (Note: we will have a limited number of desktop computers available–please plan to bring a laptop)
If you plan on attending, please register using the following Google form: https://forms.gle/euZcqKmqHVFdqpmB7
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