Thursday, January 31, 2013

Getting Started with GIS

Upcoming Web Education Offering from LITA

Presented by Eva Dodsworth (University of Waterloo Map Library) February 11- March 4, 2013
Getting Started with GIS is a three week course modeled on Eva Dodsworth's LITA Guide of the same name. The course will consist of a combination of recorded lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on tutorials. Created specifically for library staff, this course will provide students with an introduction to the both online and desktop GIS currently being used by library administrators, librarians, library support staff and library users.
Participants will learn firsthand how to create online maps; how to properly use maps in library webpages; how to embed GIS technology into library projects (and the benefits of it!); and how to enjoy GIS and mapping technologies in personal endeavors. Students will be exposed to many online resources that are currently being used by public, academic and special libraries across North America. No previous mapping or GIS experience is necessary.

Getting Started with GIS will consist of asynchronous weekly lectures, tutorials, assignments, and group discussion. There will be one 80 minute lecture to view each week, along with two tutorials and one assignment that will take 1-3 hours to complete, depending on the student. 

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