Basics of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

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Jumpstart your understanding of geographic information systems (GIS), a powerful tool for mapping and analyzing spatial data, so that you can explain and display your data to a wider audience.


During this workshop, learn the essential concepts of GIS, including layers, imaging and the types of software needed for GIS analysis. You will also be introduced to the Esri product stack and its licensing—including ArcGIS Pro, the desktop GIS software; and ArcGIS Online, the cloud GIS solution—and explore how it can support your research.


The workshop will be led by Olena Smith, lead geospatial information consultant for UD IT Research Cyberinfrastructure; Lilian Wang, GIS specialist and cartographer for the Delaware Geological Survey; and Kayla Abner, digital scholarship librarian. It is co-sponsored by UD IT Research Cyberinfrastructure, the Delaware Geological Survey and the Graduate College.


This is a hybrid workshop that is open to UD students, faculty and staff. You may choose to join us in person or via Zoom.

Registration is required. Once registered, you will receive an email with details on how to join the workshop via Zoom.

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Those attending the workshop in person must complete their UD Daily Health Check prior to arriving at Smith Hall. Regardless of vaccination status, everyone must wear face masks at all times while indoors.


If necessitated by the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, this in-person workshop may be shifted to a virtual format, postponed or canceled. Attendees will be notified by email if this occurs.



If you are interested in this workshop, you may also be interested in Getting Started with ArcGIS Pro on March 2; Getting Started with ArcGIS Online on March 9; and Getting Started with ArcGIS StoryMaps on March 16.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 10:00am to 11:00am

Smith Hall, Room 010

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Students, Faculty & Staff



Library, Museums and Press, Faculty Commons



No Charge

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Vicky White

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