Intro to Maps and GIS at UCLA

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

This workshop offers an overview of the print map collection and GIS data/software that UCLA Library provides. We begin by a reading a map and going over the basic elements that make one up. Next we talk about how to discover print maps within UCLA Library. Lastly, we do a very brief overview of various GIS resources, including "GIS light" databases (PolicyMap, SimplyMap, Social Explorer) and more advanced software like ArcGIS. If you think you might end up doing a map related project this quarter or one coming then this workshop is for you.

No previous GIS experience needed. This will be conversational. Bring questions!  During the workshop we will take a brief tour of the Henry J. Bruman Map Collection