On November 4th, UC Libraries partnered with the Cincinnati-Dayton Region office of the Red Cross and the Geography Graduate Student Association (GGSA) to hold a Missing Maps mapathon.
Twenty students, librarians and Red Cross members gathered at Langsam Library where Red Cross interns Michael Gladstone and Meri Sambou led the group through a brief training and explained the task assigned.
On Nov 4th, The Red Cross will hold a Missing Maps Mapathon at UC Libraries in 475 Langsam from 10 am to 2 pm. The information collected from a Mapathon helps the Red Cross identify the best locations to bring in emergency supplies, where to house emergency operations and what local resources they can collaborate with in emergency response efforts. In order to participate, you do not need extensive mapping experience. The maps are creating using the Open Street Map platform and you can learn quickly by watching a training video.
If you have an interest in connecting with others using or learning about GIS, then please join the GIS Learning Community at an upcoming meeting.
Date: Feb 1st , March 8th , April 12th
Time: 3:15 pm to 4:25 pm
Venue: 462 Langsam
GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems. The goal of the community is to create a user-driven forum for novice and expert practitioners to come together and discuss tools, resources and solutions to questions and new projects that develop as researchers consider the spatial aspects of their data. We invite interested individual across all of UC to join us in building this community.
UC GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Learning Community.
Date: Wed Sept 28, 2016
Time: 3:15 – 4:25
Venue: Langsam 462
We have three presenters who will talk on very diverse topics.
1st Lightning Talk – Carolyn Hansen – Metadata Librarian, UC Libraries –Digital Humanities projects using GIS visualizations and discuss how GIS applications can be used to answer humanities research questions.
2nd Lightning Talk – Jeremy Koster – Assoc Professor, A&S Anthropology – Using GIS and remote sensing to understand the spread of the agricultural frontier in the rain forests of Nicaragua
In depth presentation – Jeffery Timberlake- Assoc Professor, A&S Sociology – Understanding and accessing census data
We will also be joined by James Lee who will talk briefly about the Digital Humanities and Scholarship Center and his role as Co-Director and his vision for the center.
Due to the great response and interest in the GIS Learning Community, we are moving the venue to 201 Braunstein Hall located just down the hall from the GMP Library.
UC GIS Learning Community Forming
Do you need to visualize your spatial data but don’t know how? Do you have spatial data but don’t know how to map it? Are you looking for guidance or have expertise to share regarding the analysis of spatial data? Are you an ArcGIS, A Q-GIS or other GIS program user and want to connect with other people who use these programs?
The Geography Graduate Student Organization and UC Libraries will host an organizational meeting on August 31st at 3:30 in 201 Braunstein – map to discuss the formation of a cross disciplinary Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Learning Community. The goal of the community is to create a user-driven forum for novice and expert practitioners to come together and discuss tools, resources and solutions to questions and new projects that develop as researchers consider the spatial aspects of their data. We invite interested individual across all of UC to join us in building this community.
Light Refreshments will be provided. Click here to RSVP. For more information, please contact Amy Koshoffer, Science Informationist, at Koshofae@ucmail.uc.edu.
Want to work with a geographic information system (GIS) but are not sure where to start?
This workshop is for individuals who want to visualize spatial patterns in data but have no experience with a geographic information system (GIS) software or who want to learn about resources available to the UC community through UC Libraries and the Department of Geography. Workshop instructors will guide participants as they create a GIS using the software ARCGIS to visualize a dataset and create a map providing further insight into the data.
Monday March 14 1-3 pm GIS Lab – 415 Braunstein Hall