Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Workshop: An Introduction to GIS and Community Analysis

Mapping Louisiana Communities Workshop: An Introduction to GIS and Community Analysis
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
New Orleans: March 3rd
Baton Rouge: March 6th and 7th (Two separate one-day workshops offered)

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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 such as crime or 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.


+ Comprehensive workbook (75 pages), which includes the presentation, exercises and reference worksheets,

+ ArcGIS (ArcView 9.2) 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

What People Are Saying

Georgia Department of Community Affairs: "This was a good class, with very useful materials."

United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta: "This workshop was great. It made learning easy and fun."

Centers for Disease Control: "This workshop was definitely worth the time. It was well organized and presented."

Alabama Department of Transportation: "Excellent. I gained a greater understanding of ArcGIS."

New Urban Research, Inc. is a national social research organization specializing in quantitative and spatial community analysis.
New Urban Research, Inc. 33232 NE 33rd Ave Portland, Oregon 97212 | 877.241.6576 |


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