[act-ma] 8/14 or 15 Mapping Massachusetts Communities GIS Workshops

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Fri Jul 18 19:29:47 PDT 2008

Mapping Massachusetts Communities Workshop: An Introduction to GIS and 
Community Analysis
August 14th and 15th, 2008 (Two separate one day workshops offered) 
(8:30 am - 4:30 pm)
Where: Charles River Public Internet Center 154 Moody St. Waltham, MA 02454

Register or More Info 

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.

Also participants will 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
Praise for the Introduction to GIS & Community Analysis Workshop

Upton Massachusetts AIDS Action Committee: "Very interesting course and 
a great introduction."

Boston Private Industry Council: "Very useful - practical exercises that 
introduced me to the features and tools of ArcGIS and its potential for 
displaying information."

University of Massachusetts Medical School: "This was a great intro to 
GIS. I feel like I can start to incorporate GIS into work projects."

City of Boston: "I attained a good overview ArcGIS, and a basic 
understanding of shape files, joins, queries."

New Urban Research, Inc. is a national social research organization 
specializing in quantitative and spatial community analysis. NUR is also 
an ESRI Business Partner. New Urban Research, Inc. 33232 NE 33rd Ave 
Portland, Oregon 97212 | 877.241.6576 | www.nur-online.com 


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