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Links to past recordings of the GIS workshop series can be found using the following links:
GIS1 - Getting Started: https://mediaspace.gsu.edu/media/GIS+1+-+Getting+Started/1_atds49t6
GIS2 - Spatial Analysis and Arc Toolbox https://mediaspace.gsu.edu/media/GIS+2+-+Spatial+Analysis+and+Arc+Toolbox/1_n5ri43pq
For attendees who wish to participate and engage with the hands-on portions of the GIS workshop, attendees will need to have access to ArcGIS on their personal computers. For GSU students, faculty, and staff, the following options are available:
- Download the software from GSU IT Software Page: Download ArcGIS
GSU students, faculty, and staff can download ArcGIS. See the GSU Software site for more information. Once you log in to the software download hub you need to install ArcGIS Desktop 10.7.1. To activate the software after installation please contact John Tougas at email@example.com.
- Connect to GSU vLab and use ArcGIS remotely on a virtual computer:
Please find more information about the Virtual Lab at GSU here: https://technology.gsu.edu/technology-services/it-services/labs-and-classrooms/vlab/
vLab Connection steps: https://gsutech.service-now.com/sp?id=kb_article&sys_id=8fd3b2c7dbb16700b7bff46c0c96192d
Updated on January 17, 2022
GIS 1: Getting Started
The ZIP file includes all the necessary documents for the first GIS workshop. Please use an unzip program to extract files into a single folder.
Last updated: January 17, 2022
The workshop will draw on data from the following sources (included in the linked zip file):
US Covid data: provided by CDC, retrieved from
State Populations: retrieved from the Census website, using ACS 2019 1-year estimates: https://data.census.gov/cedsci/
GIS 2: Spatial Analysis and ArcToolbox Part 2
The data is provided in two zipped files, including all the necessary documents for the GIS-2 workshop. Please use an unzip program (WinRAR, WinZip, etc.) to extract both files into a single folder.
Last updated on January 24, 2022
The workshop will be based on data drawn from the following sources (included in the linked zip file):
US Covid Cases by State over time: CDC (March 9, 2021)
Georgia Counties Covid Data: by Georgia Department of Public Health (March 8, 2021)
County-level other data and shapefiles: the Atlanta Regional Commission website