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2020 Winter Term Workshops

The Maps, Data & Government  Information Centre offers a range of workshops each term. These include workshops geared to specific courses, and workshops geared to promoting data visualization skills using a range of software found in the Data Visualization Lab.

ArcGIS Pro Workshops

ArcGIS Pro is the latest desktop geographic information systems (GIS) software offered by Esri. The software is available to all registered members of Trent University for academic use, and will eventually replace Esri’s ArcMap software.

We invite all Trent students, faculty and staff to register for the free workshops listed below.

Introduction to Mapping & Data Visualization in ArcGIS Pro

The goal of this session is to teach users how to make a map layout in ArcGIS Pro software. Participants will learn how to perform the following mapping skills: import tabular XY data to a GIS, import spatial data to a geodatabase, apply symbology to data, create and digitize a feature class, edit an attribute table, label features, create a map layout with multiple map frames, and add and format map surrounds (e.g. legends and inset maps).

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this workshop. We encourage new GIS users to register and people who are familiar with ArcMap but would like to learn the ArcGIS Pro interface and terminology.

Place:

Data Visualization Lab (Room 402), 4th Floor, Bata Library, Symons Campus, Peterborough

Workshop Registration:

The workshop is 1 hour and 50 minutes. Select ONE of the dates and times below.

1.       Tuesday, Jan 28th - 5 p.m. to  6:50 p.m. Register Here. To register you will need to use the password: madgic

2.       Monday, Feb 10th  - 10 a.m. to  11:50 a.m. Register Here. To register you will need to use the password: madgic

3.       Thursday, Fed 27th  - 12 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. Register Here. To register you will need to use the password: madgic

4.       Wednesday, March 11th -  12 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. Register Here. To register you will need to use the password: madgic

5.       Thursday, March 26th  @ 9 a.m. to 10:50 am Register Here. To register you will need to use the password: madgic

 

Suitability Modelling in ArcGIS Pro

Using ArcGIS Pro software, participants will learn about GIS workflows and tools for suitability modeling (optimum site selection based on defined criteria). Working through a practical example participants will apply Model Builder tools such as Slope and Polygon to explore and derive new data from base data, transform diverse data layers to a common scale using the Reclassify and Rescale by Function tools, and combine layers using Raster Calculator to create a single ranked map to show weighted suitability for an ideal site.

Prerequisites: Introduction to Mapping and Data Visualization in ArcGIS Pro (MaDGIC Workshop) or equivalent. Participants should have a basic familiarity with Esri GIS software (ArcMap or ArcGIS Pro) including software layout, working with geodatabases, searching for and running tools.

Place:

Data Visualization Lab (Room 402), 4th Floor, Bata Library, Symons Campus, Peterborough

Workshop Registration:

The workshop is 2 hours and 50 minutes. Select ONE of the dates and times below.

1.       Thursday, Feb 6th  -  11 a.m. to 1:50 pm Register Here. To register you will need to use the password: madgic

2.       Tuesday, March 3rd - 5 p.m. to 7:50 pm Register Here. To register you will need to use the password: madgic

3.       Thursday, March 19th - 9 a.m. to 11:50 am Register Here. To register you will need to use the password: madgic

4.       Monday, March 30th - 10 a.m. to  12:50 pm Register Here. To register you will need to use the password: madgic

Registration Waiting Lists

MaDGIC workshops often fill up quickly. If you try to register, and learn that a workshop is full consider a different date, or contact us to be placed on a waiting list.

Workshops for Trent Courses

MaDGIC also offers library workshops geared to specific courses. Faculty wishing to receive workshops for courses should contact Ellen Olsen-Lynch, Maps, Data & Government Information Centre.

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