2020 ASIANetwork Digital Workshop: Mapping Complex and Dissimilar Information

  • 19 Apr 2020
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 24



Mapping Complex and Dissimilar Information

Sunday, April 19, 2020

8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Location: Conference Hotel

This workshop will introduce participants to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software that allows the combination of all types of spatial data. Spatial data can be anything with a known location such as census records, historic maps, anything with an address, place names in texts and more. Participants will learn how to bring raster data (such as a scanned map) and vector data (such as the outline of a town, location of a house, or the course of a river) into QGIS. Though free and open source, QGIS is one of the most powerful software packages for mapping. This introductory workshop will help the participant understand what can be done with GIS and begin to exercise basic skills. The workshop is designed for beginners, but those wishing to brush up their GIS skills or try out QGIS are welcome.

Ben Carter is an archaeologist at Muhlenberg College who uses GIS with his students to better understand the historic landscape of the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. He also works in South America.

Additional information will be sent to workshop registrants prior to the conference.

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