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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial data

Resources for Geographic Information Systems and maps, including finding data and tutorials.

Workshop Materials

View and register for current Cartoshop workshops through the event calendar

QGIS 1

This workshop highlights how to create simple base maps, change the symbology of points (cities) and polygons (state boundaries), and open the attribute table of the different datasets. Presented by Jordan Blekking in Fall 2021.

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QGIS Series 2

This workshop highlights what attribute tables are, how to edit them, select specific data from attribute tables, and create new data sets of selected data. Presented by Jordan Blekking in Fall 2021.

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QGIS Series 3

This workshop highlights how to join data from a spreadsheet to data in QGIS, and how to conduct a spatial join - joining data based on where two items (points, polygons, or lines) of geo-referenced data are in relation to one another. Presented by Jordan Blekking in Fall 2021.

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QGIS Series 4

This workshop highlights how to create a publication-ready / publication-appropriate layout for maps produced in QGIS. Presented by Jordan Blekking in Fall 2021.

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QGIS Series 5

This workshop highlights how to use four different GIS tools / processes in QGIS: dissolve, merge, clip, and buffer. Presented by Jordan Blekking in Spring 2022.

 

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QGIS Series 6

This workshop highlights what projections are, how to change a map's projections, why we might need to change them, and pros and cons of a selection of map projections (e.g., conical, Robinson, Mercator). Presented by Jordan Blekking in Spring 2022.

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QGIS Series 7

This workshop highlights how to geo-reference a digital image (e.g., jpeg or another format) for use as raster data in QGIS. This workshop also covers how to conduct raster clips. Presented by Jordan Blekking in Spring 2022.

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