Mapping Pennsylvania Communities Workshop: An Introduction to GIS

Posted by on January 29, 2007

Mapping Pennsylvania Communities Workshop: An Introduction to GIS and Community Analysis

Note these are one day workshop (8:30 am – 4:30 pm) Participants choose which one day to attend.

Pittsburgh: March 27th and 30th Where: ExecuTrain of Pittsburgh 1000 Omega Drive, Suite 1110 Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Philadelphia: March 22nd and 23rd Where: Exceed Education Cntr – 200 Four Falls Corp Cntr, Bldg. 200, Ste 308 West Conshohocken, PA 19428

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Audience: Beginners, anyone interested in mapping their community

Participants will learn to use ArcGIS 9.2 to do the following:

Creating 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.

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 workforce characteristics.

Conducting spatial queries
Download free shapefiles
Creating well designed maps

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 9.2) software 30-day trial CD set,

+ Thirty day free access to new 2005 Tiger/Line geography files (converted to shapefiles) which include streets, zip codes, school districts, voting districts, census tracts and many other useful geographies

+ Thirty day free access to our Analyzing Your Community: Local Demographic Analysis Online Workshop

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