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SLH: Narratives in Mapping: An Introduction to ArcGIS StoryMaps in Advocacy and Public Policy

March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

  • Instructor: Saul Bezner, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Hands-on exercise: Yes
  • Beginner level: No prior experience required. Basic GIS knowledge is preferred.
  • Schedule: Friday, March 8th, 12:00 pm -1:00 pm ET
  • Description: Are you interested in public policy? Perhaps there’s an issue in your community that you want to investigate or raise awareness for. Geospatial analysis is an excellent tool that can be applied to countless areas, from independent advocacy to high level policy. In this course, participants will hear a brief presentation concerning the effects of increasing freight traffic on community health in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Participants will then be introduced to the ArcGIS analysis tools that were used to create the presentation, including the Buffer, Clip, Summarize Within, and Spatial Join tools. No prior knowledge of these tools is needed–just and eagerness to learn! The presenter will introduce tools in ArcGIS Pro 3.1. The concepts discussed can also be applied to open-source software packages like QGIS, although the platforms themselves are different.
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March 8
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm