Rocky Mountain URISA

The Association for GIS Professionals

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2011 Workshops and Seminars

Summer 2011 Workshops/Seminars

 Beginning GIS – July 15, 2011, 9 AM to 4 PM, Metro State GIS Lab in Denver

      Looking for a “GIS for Dummies” workshop?  Don’t know a vector from a raster?  Think NAD stands for Namibian Dollar? This is the workshop for you.  A whole day workshop split into an AM session introducing basic concepts of GIS and maps and a PM session with hands-on map making.

 GIS and the Cloud – July 25, 2011, 8 AM to 11:30 AM, Fed Center in Lakewood  

      What is the Cloud, how does it work, is it safe?  A view from the Technical, Administrative, and User perspective.

   Analyzing Census and American Community Survey Data in GIS – August 30, 2011

      AM session:  Census Geography Basics, Selecting the Proper Data, Analyzing Census Data within GIS

      PM session:  Hands-on__  Conducting Proximity Analysis using Block-Level Population Counts; Tracking Trends:  Comparing Tract level Characteristics across Censuses; Thematic Map Representation of Census Variables

Future 2011 Workshops/Seminars

                Open  Source GIS-a URISA Certified Course

      Software alternatives for GIS

         Working with Geodatabases

      Learn the difference between Personal, File, and Enterprise geodatabases, their benefits and shortcomings.  Which is best for a particular application?  How to build one and once it’s built, how to use it?

        Quick maps with Google and/or Bing

      How to use Google and/or Bing to make a quick map without having to become a GIS expert. 

       Using GIS in the Classroom for Geography, Social Studies, History, Math, and Science


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