Data & GIS Collab hours for the next two weeks

The hours for the Data & GIS Collab (located in the Geo-Math Physics library in Braunstein Hall) for the dates Friday July 7th to Monday July 17th  will be as follows:

Friday July 7th the consult hours will be 10 am to 2 pm

There will be no consult hours from Monday July 10th through Monday July 17th.  On July 18th  the normal schedule will resume.

During these times, both workstations will be available for self directed public use.

This information will also be on the campus guide: http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/GIS/CollabInfo

Email ASKGIS@UC.Edu with questions

Spring Semester 2017 GIS Learning Community Meetings

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.

Contact Amy Koshoffer at koshofae@ucmail.uc.edu with questions or to be added to the GIS LC mailing list.

Visit UC Libraries Research Data and GIS Services website for more information: http://libraries.uc.edu/digital-scholarship/data-services.html

Updated Agenda for UC’s celebration of National GIS Day

(NOTE Change to Speaker Schedule – updated 11-7-2016)

UC’s celebration of National GIS Day (Geographic Information Systems) will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.  GIS Day is a partnership of UC Libraries, UC Department of Geography, the UC Joint Center for GIS and Spatial Analysis (GISSA), and (new this year!) the Greater Cincinnati GIS User Group.

Join colleagues for presentations and networking in 201 Braunstein Hall from 8:45am – 12:45pm.  There are a wide range of practical topics — come and go as topics are of interest.

Schedule:

  • 8:45 – 9:00 am Welcome, Ryan Herman, PDS, Kenton County, KY & President of Cincinnati GIS User Group and C.J. Changjoo, UC Dept. of Geography
  • 9:00 – 9:20 Transportation Planning/GIS, Dave Shuey, OKI Regional Council of Governments
  • 9:20 – 9:40 Urban Planning/GIS, Jessica Moss, GIS Analyst, City of Covington, KY
  • 9:40 – 10:00 UC Utility Inventory Project/GIS, Jeff Lovin, Senior Vice President, Woolpert, Dayton, OH
  • 10:00 – 10:05 Introduction of the UC GIS Certificate Program, Lin Liu and Xinhao Wang, Co-Directors of UC Joint Center GIS & Spatial Analysis
  • 10:05– 10:20 Questions & Coffee Break / Breakfast Snacks
  • 10:20 – 10:40 GIS Jobs & Job Prospects, Joey O’Brien (& presenters), GIS Analyst, Clermont County, OH
  • 10:40 – 11:00 Surviving the Next Plague: Disease Prediction, Diego Cuadros, UC Dept. of Geography
  • 11:00 – 11:20 Help Solve Environmental Problems/GIS, John Hurd, CH2M Consulting, Cincinnati, OH
  • 11:20 – 11:40 Open Source Solutions for Live Data/GIS, Jesse Glascock, Prime 3SG, Cincinnati, OH
  • 11:40 – 12:00 Questions & Coffee Break
  • 12:00 – 12:45 Application of Geography, GIS and Spatial Statistics to Public Policies, Xingyou Zhang, U.S. Census Bureau

Contact Amy Koshoffer with questions — amy.koshoffer@uc.edu

 

 

National GIS Day 2016 UC Celebration

National GIS Day is November 16, 2016.

UC’s celebration will be held in 201 Braunstein from 8:45 am to 12:45 pm.

Schedule of Speakers:

8:45 – 9:00 AM Welcome, Ryan Herman, PDS, Kenton County, KY & President of Cincinnati GIS User Group and C.J. Changjoo, UC Dept. of Geography

9:00 – 9:20 Transportation Planning/GIS, Dave Shuey, OKI Regional Council of Governments
9:20 – 9:40 Urban Planning/GIS, Jessica Moss, GIS Analyst, City of Covington, KY
9:40 – 10:00 UC Utility Inventory Project/GIS, Jeff Lovin, Senior Vice President, Woolpert, Dayton, OH
10:00 – 10:20 Questions & Coffee Break / Breakfast Snacks
10:20 – 10:40 GIS Jobs & Job Prospects, Joey O’Brien (& presenters), GIS Analyst, Clermont County, OH
10:40 – 11:00 Surviving the Next Plague: Disease Prediction, Diego Cuadros, UC Dept. of Geography
11:00 – 11:20 Help Solve Environmental Problems/GIS, John Hurd, CH2M Consulting, Cincinnati, OH
11:20 – 11:40 Open Source Solutions for Live Data/GIS, Jesse Glascock, Prime 3SG, Cincinnati, OH
11:40 – 12:00 Questions & Coffee Break
12:00 – 12:45 ESRI, Current and Future GIS Applications, Wei-ming Lin, ESRI

October GIS Learning Community Meeting

The October GIS Learning Community meeting agenda will be a great tour of several software approaches.

The meeting is Oct 26th from 3:15 to 4:25 in 462 Langsam.

  • Tony Quallan of UCIT will join us for a brief informational talk about getting access to ArcGIS and the support offered through UCIT
  • First Lightning Talk Presenter  – Ben Merrit, Graduate Student in Biology will discuss how the Culley lab uses ArcGIS to investigate plant genetics and biodiversity
  • Second Lightning Talk Presenter  – Chris Sheehan, Graduate Student in Geology will discuss using Google Earth and ArcGIS to study process-based Geomorphology
  • In-depth Presentation Presenter – John Wallrodt, Sr Research Associate in A&S Classics will discuss the use of ArcGIS and QGIS by archaeology researchers.

Contact Amy Koshoffer, Science Informationist at koshofae@ucmail.uc.edu with questions.

September Program for GIS Learning Community

September program for the

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.

New Venue for GIS Learning Community

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.

Intro to GIS workshop

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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

Friday March 18           12:30- 2:30 pm HSL Classroom

To register visit: http://webcentral.uc.edu/hslclass/home.aspx

 

Celebrate GIS Day November 18th

gis dayThe Geography Graduate Student Organization, Department of Geography in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, UC Libraries and IT@UC together will celebrate UC GIS Day on Wednesday, November 18 with a lecture by Dr. Alan T. Murray. All are welcome.

Schedule

8-10 am:  Morning Coffee Meet and Greet with Dr. Murray in Braunstein Hall, 4th floor open air lounge next to the graduate student office

2-3 pm: Lecture – Applying GIS to Contemporary Issues – 417 TUC

10am-5pm: GIS equipment display will on the TUC Plaza or TUC steps
weather permitting

Dr. Murray is a professor in College of Computing and Informatics and a professor in the School of Public Health at Drexel University. His research interests are in the areas of geographic information science, spatial analytics, location optimization, and health disparities (http://cci.drexel.edu/faculty/amurray/).