Spring 2020 Workshops

The Spatial Analysis Lab is excited to offer another set of workshops– new and old– for Spring 2020! Take a look at the schedule and mark your calendars for more spatial learning. Please give us a heads up by registering for the workshops that interest you. Snacks will be provided!


Drone Ethics: Creating a Code of Conduct Part 2

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 4:00 to 5:00pm

A follow-up conversation on the ethics of using drones for academic and environmental research. Work with the SAL to collaboratively edit our policy on how we use drone technology here at Smith. Be ready to think critically about how we engage with this technology and research practices. We welcome technophiles and technophobes alike!


Exploring ArcPro

Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 12:15 to 1:00pm

Curious about making the switch to ArcPro? Learn the basics of using ArcPro. 


Where In The World?!: Finding Spatial Data

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 4:00 to 5:00pm

Where in the world do you find spatial data for mapping projects? Learn about how and where to find this information and the beginning steps to using the data creatively and successfully.


Placing the Mineral Collection: Geocoding the Archives

Thursday, March 12, 2020, 4:00 to 5:00pm

Where did we get all these rocks? Explore the mineral collection and their various journeys to the Smith College Mineral Collection. We will use mapping to better understand the stories behind these rock specimens. 


ArcGIS Online & StoryMaps Basics

Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 4:00 to 5:00pm

Learn the basics and capabilities of ArcGIS Online and how to make a web map. We will also talk about how to use StoryMaps and potential applications of this mapping platform.


Participatory Mapping with “This Is Not An Atlas”

Thursday, April 2, 2020, 4:00 to 5:00pm

In this workshop we will learn from different community mapping efforts around the world and think about how to use them. Check out “This Is Not An Atlas”– a collection of counter-cartographies that expose exploited and marginalized histories through maps.


Celestial Mapping: Make Your Own Star Chart

Monday, April 20, 2020, 7:00 to 8:00pm

It’s written in the stars! Learn how to create a map of star formations using ArcGIS Pro.


Mapping Climate Change

Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 12:15 to 1:00pm

Learn different ways to use GIS to address climate change.