Webinar: Mapping Census Data with GIS: Tips and Tricks

A live training webinar, "Mapping Census Data with GIS: Tips and Tricks," will be presented on Tuesday, October 14, 2014.

Register today for “Mapping Census Data with GIS: Tips and Tricks

  • Start time: 2:00 pm Eastern Time
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Speakers: Laura Sare, Associate Professor and Government Information Librarian, Texas A&M University Libraries and Miriam Olivares, Geospatial Coordinator, Department of Geography and College of Architecture, Texas A&M University. Sare and Olivares are co-authors of the ‘Integrative services for demographic and geographic information system (GIS) data’ chapter published in The New Academic Librarian: Essays on Changing Roles and Responsibilities.
  • Learning outcomes: The use of census data and GIS is becoming more prevalent in academics, government, and private sectors. As a consequence, library services are evolving to respond to these needs. Join us to explore census data resources and gain understanding of census geographies and their standardized codes. We will demonstrate the steps to downloading data from American FactFinder, TIGER boundary files, and how to transform these data into color-coded maps. Additionally, presenters will share lessons learned from their hands-on workshop for Texas A&M University constituents for libraries wanting to develop their own Census and GIS workshop.
  • Expected level of knowledge for participants: No prerequisite knowledge required.

The webinar is free, but registration is required. Upon registering, a confirmation email will be sent to you. This registration confirmation email includes the instructions for joining the webinar.

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For access to other archived Federal Depository Library Program webinars and webcasts and for a calendar of upcoming webinars and educational events, please visit the Training and Events page on FDLP.gov.

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