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Geospatial Lunch Hour Series Throughout March

By Justin Sorensen

Are you interested in expanding your knowledge of GIS technology and incorporating it into projects and research you are developing? Have you ever wanted to start learning the tools, processes, and workflows that allow such creations to be possible? Well, the Marriott Library’s GIS Services unit has you covered.

During the month of March, GIS Services will be sharing something a little different – we call it a “Geospatial Lunch Hour.” Twice a week (excluding the week of Spring Break) from 12:00pm – 1:00pm, a training broadcast on various introductory GIS topics will be presented virtually over Zoom. These sessions are created and presented by ESRI (the industry leader in GIS software) and are being shared with their permission. All you need to do to participate is find a broadcast below that interests you, register through the provided link, grab your lunch and join us virtually…it’s just that easy!

Come for one session or come for them all…it’s completely free and we welcome you to partipate. If you find these sessions to be helpful, please be sure to let us know.

Until next time…Happy Mapping!

Justin Sorensen | GIS Specialist
Creativity & Innovation Services / GIS Services

Geospatial Lunch Hour Broadcasts for March 2022

Tuesday March 1, 2022  (12:00pm – 1:00pm)

ArcGIS: An Introduction

Just about every problem and situation has a location aspect. When we root ourselves in a geospatial mindset, we can understand the context of our decisions and rethink where our actions can have the most impact. ArcGIS is your first step toward better, smarter decision making and a more efficient organization. In this session, the presenters explore the capabilities of ArcGIS, and how they can be used to apply location-based analytics to your business practices. In addition, they discuss how ArcGIS facilitates collaboration via maps, apps, dashboards and reports.

Running Time: 44 Minutes

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Thursday March 3, 2022  (12:00pm – 1:00pm)

Understanding the Basics: Essential GIS Workflows

Discover how a geographic information system (GIS) helps you explore data in new ways, gain deeper insight, collaborate, and solve problems. The presenters guide you through workflows used by professionals around the world to make an impact at their organization by turning raw data into compelling maps and actionable information that supports smart decisions.

Running Time: 60 Minutes

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Tuesday March 15, 2022  (12:00pm – 1:00pm)

ArcGIS Pro: An Introduction

Learn how to get started with ArcGIS Pro. No prior experience required. Learn about how to create maps and layouts, edit your data and perform analysis using ArcGIS Pro.

Running Time: 41 Minutes

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Thursday March 17, 2022  (12:00pm – 1:00pm)

ArcGIS Pro: Tips and Tricks

It doesn’t matter if you are brand-new to ArcGIS Pro or a seasoned veteran. This workshop highlights numerous tips, tricks, tools, and capabilities that will enable you to make the most out of your data and workflow. Learn how to more efficiently create great maps, edit your data, and share your results with others.

Running Time: 40 Minutes

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Tuesday March 22, 2022  (12:00pm – 1:00pm)

ArcGIS Online: An Introduction

ArcGIS Online is a collaborative cloud-based Esri environment that allows you to use, create, and share maps, scenes, apps, layers, analytics, and data. In this session, presenters discuss how to work with smart, data-driven styles to explore and visualize 2D and 3D data. Share your maps with anyone, anywhere or keep them private. Work collaboratively with your colleagues to build maps, scenes, apps and notebooks. Access intuitive analysis tools that help you better understand your data.

Running Time: 61 Minutes

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Thursday March 24, 2022  (12:00pm – 1:00pm)

ArcGIS Online: Tips and Tricks for Viral Maps

Public engagement and data transparency are essential cornerstones of GIS in the modern world; achieving both requires GIS delivery at scale. ArcGIS Online is built with these needs in mind. Learn how ArcGIS Online delivers scalability out-of-the-box by default; how to manage your data effectively in ArcGIS Online; and how to optimize performance and scalability through best practices, tips, and tricks.

Running Time: 34 Minutes

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Tuesday March 29, 2022  (12:00pm – 1:00pm)

Living Atlas of the World: An Introduction

ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World is the foremost collection of geographic information from around the globe. It includes curated and authoritative maps, apps, and layers from Esri and the global GIS user community, and delivers related capabilities, such as geocoding, routing, and data enrichment. Living Atlas supports your work across the entire ArcGIS System. This session provides an overview of Living Atlas content that is available to you now, with an emphasis on recent additions and updates, and will demonstrate how ArcGIS users can fully leverage it in their work.

Running Time: 55 Minutes

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Thursday March 31, 2022  (12:00pm – 1:00pm)

ArcGIS StoryMaps: An Introduction

Looking to create your first story? ArcGIS StoryMaps helps you tell remarkable stories with custom maps that inform and inspire. We’ll share a step-by-step guide to using the StoryMaps builder to bring your content to life. You’ll find it easier than ever to make beautiful and informative multimedia narratives. You’ll learn about new storytelling features and will get a sneak peek into our plans for upcoming storytelling capabilities.

Running Time: 28 Minutes

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