GIS for Humanities and Social Sciences


Friday, December 6, 2019, 9:00am to 4:30pm


Northwest Building B129

Lead Instructor:  Jeff Blossom

This full-day workshop offers hands on instruction on learning and applying several GIS and mapping techniques commonly used by those practicing in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The workshop will include discussion and interactive exercises aimed to contextualize the usage of geography and maps for each participant's individual research or teaching interests.

Specifically, the workshop will cover:

  • Introduction to and examples of the digital spatial humanities and spatial social sciences
  • Overview of a diverse range of spatial software, both desktop and web-based, including GIS
  • Create, edit, query and analyze geographic datasets (for use across WorldMap, QGIS, ArcGIS, Google Earth, etc.)
  • Georeferencing historical maps using the web-based tools
  • Download and transform U.S. census data tables into spatial data layers
  • Producing map compositions, and sharing geographic data for collaborations

Registration required--visit the CGA website for registration information.