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Introduction to ArcGIS : visualising environmental data using ArcGIS (Part 2 of 2)


In this hands-on workshop you will  learn how to create a map with ArcGIS using data downloaded from organisations such as the National Parks & Wildlife Service and the EPA. 

Step-by-step guidance will be given on importing the data into the ArcGIS software package and using background maps from Ordnance Survey Ireland's MapGenie service.  

This course is designed for those with little or no GIS experience and who don’t necessarily have access to a UCD course with a GIS module. It is intended to introduce participants to the basics of GIS and how people use it to visualise and interpret geospatial data.

 Part of the series: Digital Tools and Approaches to Connect and Transform Your Research


Attendance at this workshop / presentation may satisfy the CPD requirements of some professional bodies; a certificate of completion can be supplied upon request.



By the end of the session you will have completed the following activities: 

  • Joining tables 
  • Clipping and buffering
  • Measuring distances 
  • Creating heat maps


Who should attend?

This course will be of interest to administrative staff and students or researchers who would like to learn the basic skills required to create a map using ArcGIS.  It is designed for those with little or no GIS experience but who ideally have already attended the workshop Introduction to ArcGIS : Visualising Environmental Data Using ArcGIS (part 1 of 2) held on September 29th 2017.


Related LibGuide: GIS at UCD and on the Web by Jane Nolan

Thursday, October 19, 2017
10:30am - 12:30pm
Information Skills Room
Health Sciences Library
Jane Nolan

Event Organiser

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Jane Nolan

Maps & GIS Librarian, UCD Library

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