Data, Data and More Data
With so much GIS data available, it is impossible to list everything. Therefore, this guide is not meant to be comprehensive. This guide is meant to serve as a starting point for GIS data discovery. It also serves as an entry point for data that with some basic work can be transformed into GIS data. If you need additional help locating more GIS data, please contact Joe Hurley.
Fall 2013 Workshop Series: Demographic Maps and Data Made Easy
Demographic Maps and Data Made Easy: Social Explorer
- Monday, September 16, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, in Classroom 1 on the 1st floor of Library North
- Monday, October 21, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, in Classroom 1 on the 1st floor of Library North
In this Social Explorer session you will learn how to quickly create demographic maps using United States census data from 1790 to 2011. You’ll also learn how to generate tabular census data reports from the national down to the block group level.
Demographic Data Analysis Made Easy: SimplyMap
- Wednesday, September 18, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, in Classroom 1 on the 1st floor of Library North
- Thursday, October 24, 11:00 pm to 12:00 pm, in Classroom 1 on the 1st floor of Library North
In this SimplyMap session you will learn how to perform a spatial and demographic analysis of various locations, such as state, city or census tract, including a radius around a location. SimplyMap provides access to United States census data, including normalized census data from 1980 to 2010, and also business, marketing, and health data. You’ll learn how to display your analysis on a map and how to export your data to Excel.
Community Profiles Made Easy: Community Analyst and Business Analyst
- Thursday, September 19, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, in Classroom 1 on the 1st floor of Library North
- Tuesday, October 29, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, in Classroom 1 on the 1st floor of Library North
In this Community Analyst and Business Analyst session you will learn how to quickly create community profiles of City of Atlanta neighborhoods based on the official neighborhood boundaries. You will learn how to generate community profiles using United States census, business and marketing data. Each community profile can be exported as a professional quality PDF report or as an Excel file. Community Analyst and Business Analyst require a special login account and therefore all attendees must pre-register for this workshop. Email Joe Hurley to register for this workshop.
Free GIS Online Training for GSU Students, Faculty, and Staff
All GSU students, faculty, and staff have free access to many ESRI online training courses. These highly useful courses range from simple one hour sessions to longer, more involved courses. Visit the GSU Department of Geosciences Geospatial Laboratory site for more information on how to register for these courses.
ArcGIS Software On Campus
ArcGIS is a geographic information system software suite that allows users to create, manipulate, analyze and display geographic information. Where can you access this software?
- Georgia State University Library PC Workstations
The Georgia State University Library provides students, faculty and staff with access to ArcGIS software on nearly all of our PC workstations.
- GSU Department of Geosciences Geospatial Laboratory
The Department of Geosciences maintains a Geospatial Laboratory in 365 Sparks Hall.