Senior Week Workshops

Calling all aspiring cartographers and spatial thinkers!

Interested in developing your map-making skills? Have some spare time during Senior Week?

The Spatial Analysis Lab would like to invite Smith students, faculty, staff, and community to join us for a series of informal mapping workshops Tuesday – Friday of Senior Week (5/12-5/15). The workshops are open to all skill levels and can be made more or less rigorous based on what you want.

The workshops will be held in Sabin-Reed 104 from 2PM – 4PM each day. While this is the officially scheduled time, you can feel free to join us early or stay late to continue working.

If you plan to attend one, two, three, or all four of the workshops please fill out this quick form to let us know so we can plan accordingly.

For questions, comments, or concerns contact us at:


Plan for the Week:

Day 1: Navigating in ArcMap — Siting a New Northampton Health Clinic

  • Skills: Add and order data, change symbology, add labels, field calculator, select by attribute, create new layer from selection, buffer, select by location

Day 2: Explore Symbology and Classifications — Where Are Smith Alums Now?

  • Skills: Create choropleth map, normalize data, create proportional symbols map, create categorical map, learn layout mode

Day 3: Joining Spreadsheet Data — Joining Smith Alum Data

  • Skills: Georeferencing, joining tables

Day 4: Raster Data — Bikeability of Five College Towns

  • Skills: Slope tool, Euclidian distance tool, clip tool, spatial join


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