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Introduction to GIS and Spatial Mapping


​Monday, June 19 - Friday, June 23, 2017

Registration deadline: June 2nd

1:00 - 4:00 p.m. each day

15 CEUs/CPH units

Jamie Kleinsorge, MA
Project Director, Institute for People, Place and Possibility

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a system for collecting, storing, displaying, and analyzing geographic information. This will serve as an introduction to applications of GIS and spatial mapping for social work and public health issues. You will be introduced to the visual storytelling and data analysis power of creating maps, with hands-on experience in basic GIS skills. Methods for applying GIS techniques and other spatial mapping tools for data visualization will be introduced. Examples of GIS maps used to illuminate public health and social work topics will be analyzed. Learn about mapping terminology and how to produce and analyze digital data maps.
: Basic knowledge of descriptive statistics is highly recommended to get the most benefit from this class.Prerequisite

Class size is limited to 15.
$650 General admission
$350 Non-profit/government employees (Additional Summer Institute classes)
$400 Non-profit/government employees (1st Summer Institute class)

This class will include both degree-seeking graduate students and practicing professionals. Individuals registering through Professional Development will not receive academic credit for the class.

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