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Introduction to ArcGIS : visualising environmental data using ArcGIS (Part 1 of 2)

Description

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.  Within the ArcMap module of ArcGIS participants will create a thematic map customising it with labels, shading schemes, legends, north arrows, captions and scale bars. 

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.

 

Objectives

By the end of the session you will be able to: 

  • Create a map by adding geospatial data to ArcMap 
  • Create your own points to add to ArcMap
  • Change the appearance of data layers
  • Create queries using Attribute Tables
  • Prepare and export maps for inclusion in reports or theses in pdf or jpeg format

 

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 and who don’t necessarily have access to a UCD course with a GIS module. 

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

Date:
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Time:
10:30am - 12:30pm
Location:
Information Skills Room
Library:
Health Sciences Library
Presenter:
Jane Nolan

Event Organiser

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Jane Nolan

Maps & GIS Librarian, UCD Library

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