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Libraries Workshop Series: Mapping Data with QGIS 2: Geospatial Data

Event Details

February 28, 2020
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois

Room: Calipari

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Becky Seifried

This workshop is aimed at GIS beginners who are excited to start playing around with real geospatial data. We will browse through some of the best websites to find GIS data and cover important concepts in data management, including how to create new datasets, convert between formats, and organize files. SKILLS GAINED: Attendees will find and download a GIS dataset from a government source, generate a new shapefile in different ways, convert between vectors and rasters, and practice renaming files.

Audience: Advanced undergraduates, Graduate students, Faculty, Staff