Geographic data and the ability to manipulate spatially referenced data is fast-becoming an invaluable skillset for researchers and analysts of various academic disciplines. As a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of spatial or geographical data, geographic information systems (GIS) plays the key role of applying spatial knowledge & techniques to all kinds of applications including business, public health, criminology, education, national defense, sustainable development, natural resources, climatology, landscape architecture, archaeology, regional and community planning, transportation and logistics.
So, we have designed this workshop to introduce you to the world of geographic information systems (GIS). We’ll help you learn what GIS is all about, its capabilities, and how to get started on mapping and analyzing spatial data using two powerful software platforms 1. ArcGIS – the most popular GIS software 2. R – a comprehensive statistical analysis software which is open-source and has excellent mapping capabilities
During the workshop, we will walk you through hands-on exercises on mapping and basic spatial analyses in ArcGIS as well as R. Regardless of your academic background, we want to build your confidence and capacity in this workshop to start analyzing spatial data and developing insights with maps.
Note: Please register for part 2 when you register for part 1
Pre-Requisites: A basic familiarity with R is desirable
Instructor: Paul Jung