Workshop: GIS for the Rest of Us

July 23, 2018
Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Research Commons on the 3rd Floor of OSU's 18th Avenue Library (175 West 18th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210
Aerial view of The Oval with map markers

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has revolutionized our ability to visualize and display information connected to locations. Whether you have used Google’s free tools to find aerial photos of your neighborhood, have searched for a friend’s address using the county auditor’s website, or researched the likelihood of your business flooding during a major storm event, GIS tools are at work. This free half-day workshop is designed for:

  • Researchers from All Disciplines New to GIS
  • K-12 Educators
  • Informal Educators
  • Members of the Non-Profit Community
  • Community Members Who Want to Learn More

A team of instructors will provide an overview of GIS and mapping tools from Google, Esri, and Tableau and showcase examples of how GIS can be used for research and education. Breakout sessions will provide training for various levels of experience. Participants are highly encouraged to bring their own devices.  This program is offered through a partnership between the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis, and the University Libraries at The Ohio State University.

For more information, or to register for the event, go to the event page on the BPCRC website.