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GIS and Maps

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

CartoShop Workshop Materials

There are many ways to learn GIS! For credit courses in GIS are offered through the Department of Geography and the O'Neill School. If self-paced learning is more your style, these resources can help you get started and perform specific tasks using GIS. 

  • ESRI Training - log in with your IU credentials (see video below) to access the large catalog of tutorials and videos for learning the ESRI suite of software, including ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Online, StoryMaps, and more
  • IU Libraries GIS YouTube tutorials - we're adding more videos all the time! These videos cover a wide variety of GIS tools and walk you through performing common tasks in GIS
  • Institute for Digital Arts & Humanities (IDAH) Resources - Helpful information on choosing a tool, organizing your data, and quick start guides for various softwares including Carto, Mapbox, and Google MyMaps

 

 

In-person and virtual synchronous workshops are not being offered for the 2020-2021 academic year. Instead, we'll be adding video and text tutorials for self-paced learning in the General GIS Training tab. See also the materials from past workshops. Email libgimms@indiana.edu for one-on-one assistance with learning GIS! 

 

Census Geographies & Data

Have you ever wondered how Census Tracks and Blocks are created? Want to see how Census boundaries have changed over time? Or are you interested in exploring easy ways to access demographic Census data in a customizable map? This workshop is for you! Please bring a laptop.
Date:
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Time:
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:
Hazelbaker Hall (Wells E159)
Materials:
Slides
 
 

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with QGIS

Get your feet wet in the sea of Desktop GIS with a gentle introduction to QGIS! QGIS is a free, open source desktop GIS software that runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux. In this workshop, you will learn how to load data from a variety of sources to create your own map.
Date:
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Time:
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:
Wells W144 (Learning Commons Classroom, SE corner)
Materials:
Instructions | Data
 
 

Making web maps from scratch - JavaScript Mapping Libraries

No JavaScript experience necessary for this friendly introduction to coding maps. While out-of-the-box programs for making web maps are abundant, what if you want to have more control over the look and feel of your maps? This workshop will introduce you to Mapbox GL JS, and teach you to create your first web map from a few lines of code. There are no required prerequisites, though attendance at the "Create a Website using GitHub Pages" workshop would be beneficial.
Date:
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Time:
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:
Wells W144 (Learning Commons Classroom, SE corner)
Materials:
Instructions