MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2014 Activities by Sponsor - Geographic Information Systems Lab

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Energy Information: Maps and Data to use with GIS

Jennie Murack

Jan/16 Thu 01:00PM-02:30PM 14N-132

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Sign-up by 01/16
Limited to 40 participants

Where are the power plants and pipelines? How close are they to population centers? In this session, MIT GIS Services will introduce you to energy maps and spatial data available and demonstrate GIS in action on the energy front.

Register here: http://libcal.mit.edu/event.php?id=472354

 

Sponsor(s): Geographic Information Systems Lab, Libraries
Contact: Jennie Murack, 7-238, 617 258-6680, MURACK@MIT.EDU


GIS Level 2

Jennie Murack

Jan/24 Fri 01:00PM-03:00PM 14N-132

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Limited to 25 participants
Prereq: A basic knowledge of ArcMap

Expand your experience with GIS software and learn how to create and edit GIS files, geocode addresses onto a map, re-project data, and use tools like Clip, Buffer, and Spatial Join.

Prerequisite: Participants should have taken the Introduction to GIS workshop or have previous experience using ArcGIS.

Register here: http://libcal.mit.edu/event.php?id=472483

Sponsor(s): Geographic Information Systems Lab, Libraries
Contact: Jennie Murack, 7-238, 617 258-6680, MURACK@MIT.EDU


Google Tools for Mapping

Heather McCann

Jan/30 Thu 01:00PM-03:00PM 14N-132

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required

Learn about newer Google geo-tools. A brief introduction and examples of projects using the tools will be followed by hands-on time experimenting with Google Maps Engine, Google Maps Engine Lite,  & Panoramio and possibly others. 

Register here: http://libcal.mit.edu/event.php?id=479855

 

Sponsor(s): Geographic Information Systems Lab, Libraries
Contact: Jennie Murack, 7-238, 617 258-6680, MURACK@MIT.EDU


Hydrology Tools with GIS

Jennie Murack

Jan/30 Thu 10:00AM-12:00PM 14N-132

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Prereq: basic knowledge of ArcGIS

Learn about GIS tools for surface water analysis and modeling. Apply ArcGIS tools that pre-process data for HEC-RMS and pre- and post-process data for HEC-RAS model results.

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of ArcGIS

Register here: http://libcal.mit.edu/event.php?id=479826

Sponsor(s): Geographic Information Systems Lab, Libraries
Contact: Jennie Murack, 7-238, 617 258-6680, MURACK@MIT.EDU


Interpolation in ArcGIS

Jennie Murack

Jan/27 Mon 01:00PM-03:00PM 14N-132

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Limited to 25 participants
Prereq: basic knowledge of ArcGIS

Do you have a set of points that you measured on your trip?  You can’t measure a phenomenon at every point in your field area but you can estimate the values between your samples with various interpolation techniques.  We will cover Inverse Distance Weighting and Spline interpolations and talk a look at geostatistical techniques (Kriging).  Bring your own data if you have it.

Prerequisite: A basic knowledge of Arcmap, including how to load data and a familiarity with the interface.

Register here: http://libcal.mit.edu/event.php?id=472491

Sponsor(s): Geographic Information Systems Lab, Libraries
Contact: Jennie Murack, 7-238, 617 258-6680, MURACK@MIT.EDU


Introduction to GIS

Jennie Murack

Jan/15 Wed 01:00PM-04:00PM 14N-132
Jan/21 Tue 01:00PM-04:00PM 14N-132

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Limited to 25 participants
Attendance: Repeating event, particpants welcome at any session

Learn the basics of visualizing and analyzing geographic information and creating your own maps in a Geographic Information System (GIS). We will introduce open source and proprietary GIS software options and let attendees choose to work through exercises using ESRI ArcGIS (proprietary) and/or Quantum GIS (QGIS) (open source). Learn to work with data from the MIT Geodata Repository, analyze the data, and create maps that can be used in reports and presentations.

For January 15th, Register here: http://libcal.mit.edu/event.php?id=472425

For January 21st, Register here: http://libcal.mit.edu/event.php?id=472426

Note, this is the same workshop offered twice. Only register for one workshop.

Sponsor(s): Geographic Information Systems Lab, Libraries
Contact: Jennie Murack, 7-238, 617 258-6680, MURACK@MIT.EDU


Make a Map: No GIS Experience Required!

Jennie Murack

Jan/28 Tue 10:00AM-12:00PM 14N-132

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required

Do you want to make a map of your data, but don’t have time to learn how to use GIS software? Learn how to use free, online tools to visualize geographic data and make maps. We will explore programs that allow you to upload your own data, like CartoDB, MapBox, and ArcGIS Online and programs that are pre-loaded with data, such as Social Explorer.

Sign up here: http://libcal.mit.edu/event.php?id=475862

Sponsor(s): Geographic Information Systems Lab, Libraries
Contact: Jennie Murack, 7-238, 617 258-6680, MURACK@MIT.EDU


Making the Most of Maps at MIT

Michael Noga, Jennie Murack, Heather McCann

Jan/31 Fri 10:00AM-11:30AM 14N-132

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required

Not all maps and data are online! Learn about the print map collection at MIT and how to work with it in a GIS. We will visit the Hayden map room, view urban maps from Rotch Library, and do a hands-on georeferencing exercise in ArcMap GIS software.

Register here: http://libcal.mit.edu/event.php?id=489234

 

Sponsor(s): Geographic Information Systems Lab, Libraries
Contact: Jennie Murack, 7-238, 617 258-6680, MURACK@MIT.EDU


Python Programming in ArcGIS: an introduction to scripting for geographic analysis systems

Jennie Murack

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Attendance: Participants must attend all sessions

Scripting in Python is an efficient method of automating analysis in ArcGIS. Learn to write simple code that accesses Arcgis tools to process your data. This workshop involves writing programs using the Python language and ArcObjects.

Particpants must attend sessions on BOTH days.

Prerequisites: Experience with ArcGIS. An understanding of programming concepts is useful, but not required. You may bring your own data for analysis.

Participants may bring their own laptop computer with Arcgis 10.1 and Python 2.7 installed or use the GIS Lab computers.

Register here: http://libcal.mit.edu/event.php?id=475875

 

Sponsor(s): Geographic Information Systems Lab, Libraries
Contact: Jennie Murack, 7-238, 617 258-6680, MURACK@MIT.EDU


Python for GIS: Day 2

Jan/30 Thu 09:30AM-12:30PM 7-238 - GIS Lab

Daniel Sheehan


Python for GIS: Day 1

Jan/31 Fri 09:30AM-12:30PM 7-238, GIS Lab

Daniel Sheehan


Resources for Free and Open GIS Data

Jennie Murack

Jan/28 Tue 01:00PM-03:00PM 14N-132

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Prereq: Experience with GIS software is helpful, but not required.

Geospatial data is often extremely costly and difficult to access, but there are an increasing number of free and open GIS datasets that can be just as suitable and useful as their expensive, proprietary counterparts. We will explore specific sources and strategies for discovering this data. Examples of sources covered include OpenStreetMap, Natural Earth Data, the Database of Global Administrative Areas, and others. Some experience with GIS may be helpful.

Sign up here: http://libcal.mit.edu/event.php?id=475863

 

Sponsor(s): Geographic Information Systems Lab, Libraries
Contact: Jennie Murack, 7-238, 617 258-6680, MURACK@MIT.EDU


Spatial Statistics: Regression

Jennie Murack

Jan/22 Wed 01:00PM-03:00PM 14N-132

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Limited to 25 participants
Prereq: A basic knowledge of ArcMap

In this workshop you’ll learn how to apply the principles of regression analysis to spatial data. Find out how to discover the relationship of predictors to your variable of interest. We’ll use both ArcMap and Geoda.

Prerequisites: A basic knowledge of ArcMap, including how to load data and a familiarity with the interface.

Register here: http://libcal.mit.edu/event.php?id=472482

Sponsor(s): Geographic Information Systems Lab, Libraries
Contact: Jennie Murack, 7-238, 617 258-6680, MURACK@MIT.EDU


Spatial Statistics: Spatial Autocorrelation

Jennie Murack

Jan/17 Fri 01:00PM-03:00PM 14N-132

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Limited to 25 participants
Prereq: A basic knowledge of ArcMap

Are there clusters in your data? Are similar values grouped together? What about outliers? This workshop will introduce you to spatial autocorrelation, a statistical technique that helps you identify patterns of similar and different values in your data. We will use both ArcMap and Geoda.

Prerequisites: A basic knowledge of ArcMap, including how to load data and a familiarity with the interface.

Register here: http://libcal.mit.edu/event.php?id=472479

Sponsor(s): Geographic Information Systems Lab, Libraries
Contact: Jennie Murack, 7-238, 617 258-6680, MURACK@MIT.EDU


Using Network Analyst in ArcMap

Jennie Murack

Jan/29 Wed 01:00PM-03:00PM 14N-132

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Prereq: Experience with ArcMap

Many people use buffers in a GIS to estimate distances from a place or event, but buffers don’t allow for the fact that we usually travel on paths and roads, not as the crow flies. The Network Analyst extension in ArcGIS gives you the capability of creating buffers based on travel time or distance along roads and finding optimal routes using existing road networks. Experience with ArcGIS is required.

Register here: http://libcal.mit.edu/event.php?id=475868

Sponsor(s): Geographic Information Systems Lab, Libraries
Contact: Jennie Murack, 7-238, 617 258-6680, MURACK@MIT.EDU


Web Mapping for the Masses: OpenLayers

Michael Graves

Jan/23 Thu 10:00AM-12:00PM GIS Lab, 7-238

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Prereq: working knowledge of HTML and JavaScript

Learn how to create interactive maps on the Web with OpenLayers. In this workshop you'll learn how to use this full-featured, open source JavaScript library. We'll look at a number of different ways to add data to your map and how you might customize the user experience through additional tools like jQuery.

Prerequisite: You should have a working knowledge of HTML and JavaScript.

Register here: http://libcal.mit.edu/event.php?id=486969

Sponsor(s): Geographic Information Systems Lab, Libraries
Contact: Jennie Murack, 7-238, 617 258-6680, MURACK@MIT.EDU


Web Mapping for the Masses: TileMill

Michael Graves

Jan/24 Fri 10:00AM-12:00PM GIS Lab, 7-238, if using your own laptop, install TileMill
Jan/29 Wed 10:00AM-12:00PM GIS Lab, 7-238, if using your own laptop, install TileMill

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Attendance: Repeating event, particpants welcome at any session

Do you love maps? Oh, let's be honest, who doesn't? In this workshop you'll learn how to create your own maps using the open source tool, TileMill. We'll cover the basics of using TileMill and then delve into the particulars of using CartoCSS to style your maps.

Prerequisite: The computers in the GIS lab already have TileMill installed. If you are bringing your own, make sure you have TileMill (>=0.10.0) installed.

Register here for the workshop on Friday, 1/24: http://libcal.mit.edu/event.php?id=486973

Register here for the workshop on Wednesday, 1/29: http://libcal.mit.edu/event.php?id=544504

Sponsor(s): Geographic Information Systems Lab, Libraries
Contact: Jennie Murack, 7-238, 617 258-6680, MURACK@MIT.EDU