Wenfei Xu, Research Associate, Michael Foster, GIS Specialist
Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Limited to 12 participants
Attendance: Participants must attend all sessions
This is a workshop on the fundamental techniques and skills necessary for intelligent map-making and is intended to be a fast-paced, pragmatic approach to geography. We will learn about the fundamental skills needed to create a static map from scratch in QGIS. Building from an understanding of the GIS platform, spatial data and data formats, and cartographic standards and practices, we will then go through spatial analytic techniques that allow us to express meaningful ideas, find spatial connections, and create decision-making tools through data.
The course will concentrate on the question of building vacancy and underutilization as it relates to the availability of institutional and private amenities in cities across China. No prior knowledge of GIS is necessary.
Please sign up for the workshop here: https://goo.gl/forms/wjsRg1avZ5uiEE1s2
Instructors: Wenfei Xu and Michael Foster
Dates: January 23 - 27 daily, 2-5pm
Sponsor(s): Urban Studies and Planning
Contact: Wenfei Xu, 10-463, 312 307-3656, WENFEIXU@MIT.EDU
Wenfei Xu - Research Associate