Upcoming Spring 2018 Workshops

The grand reveal: the spring 2018 workshop schedule! All workshops are held in the Lab, Sabin-Reed 104. 

We like to offer a variety of workshops each semester, so we can also host tailored workshops for your group or department. If interested, please contact sal@smith.edu.

Please note that two workshops require pre-registration — you can sign-up here.


Communicating People & Places with Maps

February 8, 2018 (Thursday) 4:00–5:00

An introduction to the basics of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Learn to navigate and visualize demographic data from the U.S. Census and election data in a final map product.


Humanitarian Mapping X Citizen Science Registration Required

February 22, 2018 (Thursday) 5:00–6:00 Pizza provided

Contribute to humanitarian missions by identifying infrastructure in satellite imagery to inform government and NGOs for effective response. Participants can choose to complete a disaster mapping task from Humanitarian OpenStreetMap, or map potential modern slavery sites for Rights Lab’s Slavery from Space project.


Reducing Bias & Uncertainty in Mapping Human Geography Data Registration Required

March 8, 2018 (Thursday) 12:00–1:00 Pizza provided

Webinar by the World-Wide Human Geography Data Working Group (WWHGD) with speakers from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, University of Wisconsin-Madison, US Military Academy, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, and US State Department.


Webmapping with ArcGIS Online

March 28, 2018 (Wednesday) 4:00–5:00

Learn how to make interactive online maps with ArcGIS Online.


Making Story Maps

March 29, 2018 (Thursday) 4:00–5:00

A compelling visual storytelling platform that combines narrative text, interactive maps, and multimedia in a single web-based presentation.


Solving Problems with Spatial Analysis

April 4, 2018 (Wednesday) 4:00–5:00

Leverage vector and raster analysis to answer spatial questions — after all, everything has a place.


Can I Map That?

April 17, 2018 (Tuesday) 4:00–5:00

Interested in incorporating GIS in your research but hit a brick wall? Learn methods of finding and preparing spatial data, in addition to exploring diverse datasets from different disciplines.


GPS for Field Data Collection

April 24, 2018 (Tuesday) 4:00–5:00 

Learn how to collect and manage geographic data using a GPS unit and post-process results.