Mapping New York Communities Workshop: An Introduction to GIS & Community Analysis

New York City: May 5th and 6th, 2009*
New York New Horizons Computer Center – 43 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10036
Albany: May 8th, 2009
Albany New Horizons Computer Center – 10 Airline Drive, Suite 101 Albany, NY, 12205
*Note: These are one day workshops (8:30am – 4:30pm). Participants choose which one day to attend.
More Info/Registration: www.nur-online.com/


Audience: Beginners, anyone interested in mapping their community
Participants will learn to use ArcGIS 9.3 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 workforce 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.
Materials
+ Comprehensive workbook (75 pages), which includes the presentation, exercises and reference worksheets,
+ ArcGIS (ArcView 9.3) software 60-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
New Urban Research, Inc. 2301 NW Thurman St Suite S Portland, OR 97210 | 877.241.6576 | www.nur-online.com

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