Training Events

Introduction to QGIS
Feb 6, 2023, 1:30 pm

QGIS is an open-source GIS desktop software package. It has many features found in other desktop GIS software, runs on Linux/Unix, MacOS and Windows operating systems, and is available at no cost. Intended for anyone new to GIS technology, students will use QGIS on the Windows computers available in the classroom. The session will show how to…

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Introduction to ArcGIS Pro
Feb 7, 2023, 1:30 pm

A Geographic Information System (GIS) combines software and digital geographic data to generate maps, tables, and interactive analyses of spatial information. Princeton faculty, students, and staff use GIS technology to manage resources, explore spatial relationships, and visualize change. The class, intended for those with no previous GIS…

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How to Create and Collect Geographic Data using QGIS
Feb 8, 2023, 1:30 pm

In this class students will learn how to collect geographic data from Google maps and Google Earth, how to add GPS data to GIS software, and how to georeference a scanned map. Students will use Google Earth and QGIS installed on classroom computers. 

This event is part of the Geographic…

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How to Create and Collect Geographic Data using ArcGIS Pro
Feb 9, 2023, 1:30 pm

In this class students will learn how to collect geographic data from Google maps and Google Earth, how to add GPS data to GIS software, and how to georeference a scanned map. The exercise will also show how to extract points, lines and areas from the georeferenced map. Students will use ArcGIS Pro instaled on the classroom's Windows computers…

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Select and Analyze Geographic Features and Data with QGIS
Feb 13, 2023, 1:30 pm

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QGIS has an excellent interface for exploring and analyzing spatial information. Point, line, and area features (vector data) are both geographic objects on a map and records in a table. Such features can be selected by location or by the values stored in a feature’s record. These simple capabilities allow the GIS user to conduct…

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Select and Analyze Geographic Features and Data with ArcGIS Pro
Feb 14, 2023, 1:30 pm

ArcGIS Pro has a powerful set of software tools to visually explore and analyze spatial information. Point, line, and area features (vector data) are both geographic objects on a map and records in a table. Such features can be selected by location or by the values stored in a feature’s record. These simple capabilities allow the GIS user to…

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Finding the Best Location using QGIS
Feb 15, 2023, 1:30 pm

GIS software allows the user to treat the Earth’s surface as a continuous array of numbers. Images and raster datasets can be used to rank suitable locations, estimate change, and display phenomena such as elevation, precipitation, or temperature. The session uses land use, distance from streams, and elevation to rank the relative suitability…

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Finding the Best Location using ArcGIS Pro
Feb 16, 2023, 1:30 pm

GIS software allows the user to treat the Earth’s surface as a continuous array of numbers. Images and raster datasets can be used to rank suitable locations, estimate change, and display phenomena such as elevation, precipitation, or temperature. The session uses land use, distance from streams, and elevation to rank the relative suitability…

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Using Tables and Maps together in QGIS
Feb 20, 2023, 1:30 pm

U.S. Census data can be integrated with GIS boundary files to analyze the spatial relationships of poverty, ethnicity, environmental risk, and other parameters. Hands-on examples will show how to find and download demographic data, how to combine the data with GIS files, and how to view the data in QGIS. The session will assist any GIS user who…

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Using Tables and Maps together in ArcGIS Pro
Feb 21, 2023, 1:30 pm

ArcGIS Pro has many different ways to access data sets, display them in a map, and analyze relationships over time and space. US Census data can be integrated with GIS boundary files to analyze the spatial relationships of poverty, ethnicity, environmental risk, and other parameters. Hands-on examples will show how to find and download…

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