Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Workshop, May 7 - 11

Do you want to create effective and visually appealing maps to use in reports and articles? Have you wondered if there are patterns in your data? This weeklong workshop combines lectures and hands-on exercises to guide participants through the basics of visualizing and analyzing geographic information and creating effective maps in a Geographic Information System (GIS). Sources for GIS data, including working with US Census data in GIS, and tools for analyzing spatial data will be discussed. Both open source and proprietary GIS software options are introduced, with hands-on exercises using ESRI ArcGIS.

Instructor: Stephanie Deitrick

Stephanie Deitrick is Director of the Masters in Advanced Studies in GIS at Arizona State University, with five years university teaching experience including introductory and intermediate GIS, GIS for Planners, cartography and Quantitative Methods. She has a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from Santa Clara University and a Master of Arts in Geography from Arizona State University. Ms. Deitrick is currently working on her doctoral degree in Geography at Arizona State University, focusing on GIS, decision making and uncertainty.

Time and Place:

May 7-11, 2012, 9:00am to 12:00 in the GIS Lab Coor Hall 5th Floor (available seats 32).


The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) is piloting one week workshops focused on methods employed in the social sciences in May 2012.  The workshops are open to all graduate students and faculty in the social sciences.

Availability is first-come-first-serve and the workshops are free during the pilot. We intend to expand the offerings next year if these workshops are in high demand.