Introduction to GIS and Community Demographics Workshop

Posted by on April 28, 2006

Mapping Pennsylvania Communities: An Introduction to GIS and Community Demographics Workshop – One Day Workshop

This fast paced, hands-on workshop teaches the fundamentals of how to use a Geographic Information System (ArcGIS 9.1) in a way that is particularly relevant to social service providers, planners and researchers. Participants learn to make thematic maps of their community, geocode addresses and perform spatial queries and analysis. Participants also learn to extract and map Census variables such as race, poverty, language, education, health and many other demographic variables. Exercises are designed for beginners. Intermediate Excel skills required. Each students is assigned a computer on which to work for the day.

When: Pittsburgh: June 6th and 7th, 2006 8:30 am – 4:30 pm New Horizons Computer Center – Five Parkway Center, Suite 200 Pittsburgh, PA
Philadelphia: June 8th and 9th, 2006 8:30 am – 4:30 pm New Horizons Computer Center – 3604 Horizon Drive King of Prussia, PA
(Note: These are one day workshops. Please choose which date is most convenient for you.)
Fee: $399 Checks, Credit Cards and Purchase Orders Accepted

To register online or for more info visit or telephone us 877.241.6576.

Workshop Materials
Materials include a comprehensive workbook (75 pages), which includes the presentation, exercises and reference worksheets, ArcGIS (ArcView 9.1) software 60-day trial CD set, a subscription to the Planners’ ToolBox subscription service which provides access to new 2004 Tiger/Line geography files (already converted to shapefiles) such as streets, zip codes, school districts, voting districts, census tracts and many other useful geographies. The subscription also includes Analyzing Your Community Workshop: Using the Census to Better Analyze Changing Places and People online web workshop.

New Urban Research, Inc. is a national social research organization specializing in quantitative and spatial community analysis.

New Urban Research, Inc. 3323 NE 33rd Ave Portland, OR 97212 877.241.6576

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