An Introduction to GIS & Community Analysis

Posted by on December 21, 2009

Mapping Pennsylvania Communities Workshop: An Introduction to GIS & Community Analysis
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Pittsburgh: January 14th and 15th, 2010*
Hyatt Place Pittsburgh Airport- 6011 Campbells Run Rd Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Philadelphia: January 22nd, 2010
Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Airport – 8900 Bartram Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19153

*Note: These are one day workshops. Participants choose which one day to attend.

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Audience: Anyone interested in mapping their community’s demographics.

Already taken this workshop?  Now offering The GIS Essentials: A New Teleclass Series from New Urban Research (see website for more information)

Participants will learn to use ArcGIS 9.3.1 to do the following:

Create Thematic Maps
Participants will learn to create thematic maps of their own data, and display spatial trends in information.

Address Mapping (Geocoding)
Participants will learn to map addresses of their clients, their projects, or incidents such as crime and disease.

Download and Map Census & American Community Survey Data
Participants will learn to extract and map current Census data such as poverty, race, language, population, transportation, education, and workplace characteristics.

Participants will also learn to:

Conduct spatial queries
Download free shapefiles
Create well-designed maps

Mapping techniques transferable to all other communities.  Exercises are designed for beginners, Intermediate Excel skills required.

+ Comprehensive workshop (75 pages), which includes the presentation, exercises, and reference worksheets.

+ ArcGIS (ArcView 9.3.1) software 60-day trial CD set

What People Are Saying about New Urban Research

Pennsylvania Dept of Public Welfare-Philadelphia: “The class was very informative and the instructor was great.”

Higginbotham Jackson Foundation-Philadelphia: “Very educational and practical. I will be applying this knowledge immediately. Great Class!”

Robert Morris University – “Excellent Introduction to GIS. Very helpful in learning the “language” of GIS and the basic operations of ArcGIS”

New Urban Research, Inc. is a national social research organization specializing in quantitative and spatial community analysis. NUR is an ESRI Business Partner. New Urban Research, Inc. 2301 NW Thurman Street, Suite S, Portland, Oregon 97210 | 877.241.6576 |

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