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GIS Summer 2021 Workshops


The Claremont Colleges Library is pleased to be offering 4 weeks of online GIS learning opportunities for the Claremont community this summer. These are separate online lessons that will introduce learners to elements of GIS and data collection for spatial analysis.

Each Thursday, we will meet up from 1-2:30 on Zoom to share our work, ask questions, get started, or just watch and learn. No pressure to participate!

To get emails to join the weekly Zoom meetups, please register with this form.

(The content will be shared via links on this page, so you only need to register if you want to attend the Zoom sessions).

These workshops are for anyone at the Claremont Colleges who would like to develop their skills with GIS, as well as instructors who wish to learn about incorporating GIS into project-based learning for their courses in the fall.

 Participants will want to have an ArcGIS account through the Claremont Colleges (see our GIS guide for more info).

  • Getting started with ArcGIS and StoryMaps  – Thursday, July 1st
    • Getting an Esri organizational account
    • Thinking spatially
    • Data libraries and adding your own data to maps
    • Getting started with StoryMaps
  • Drones and photogrammetry – Thursday, July 22nd
    • Basics of working with drones
    • What kind of data can you gather with drones?
    • Photogrammetry tools and techniques
    • Using drones at Claremont
  • Georeferencing raster maps 101 – Thursday, August 12th
    • Raster vs vector data
    • Map libraries
    • Tools for georeferencing
  • QGIS Intro – Thursday, August 19th
    • Basics of QGIS
    • Useful libraries and resources
    • Data formats for cross-platform GIS work
More Information

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