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Dr. William Bajjali's GIS and GPS Workshops

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Dr. William Bajjali's GIS and GPS Workshops

 University of Wisconsin Faculty and Staff are invited:

Workshops on GPS and GIS Technologies

on creating teaching materials and conducting research
in the fields of natural and social sciences and business
using Global Positioning System (GPS) and
Geographic Information System (GIS) tools and software.

Dr. William Bajjali, Department of Natural Sciences, UW-Superior, Facilitator

These workshops are not intended for those interested in teaching students how to use GPS or GIS.  Instead they will help faculty and teaching staff develop maps and analyses of spatial data for presentation to students or for use in their own research.

Registration Deadline: Wed. April 14, 5 p.m.
cetl@uwsuper.edu to register

 GIS Workshop Series (Online)

Introduction to ArcGIS (ArcMap & ArcCatalog)
Thurs. April 15, 9 - 11 a.m.
This workshop is required for participation in all of the other GIS and GPS workshops. Please complete the archived version of this training, available after this session, if you are unable to participate in the live web conference.  Participants will be introduced to ArcMap & ArcCatalog. You will learn to perform basic tasks including creating a thumbnail, searching, bookmarking, classifying, working with symbology, and creating a final map.

GIS applications in the Natural Sciences (ArcMap & ArcToolbox)
Thurs. April 22, 9 - 11 a.m.
: You are a researcher involved in studying the effects of volcanoes and earthquakes on populations. Your duty is to identify the plate tectonics, earthquakes & volcano, San Andreas fault, earthquake within 75 miles from San Francisco and classify the earthquakes based on intensity. Find the number of population within 20 miles from San Andreas's fault that might be affected by an earthquake.

GIS applications in Business  (ArcMap, ArcCatalog & ArcToolbox)
Fri. May 7, 9 - 11 a.m.
: You are a business owner and you would like to expand your business in Wisconsin. You know that your competitor is very well established in Wisconsin in areas that have a population higher than 80,000 people. Your aim is to establish your business 25 miles or more from your competition, in a city that has a population of around 50,000, and has many potential customers, which you define as children aged 5 - 21.

GIS applications in the Social Sciences  (ArcMap, ArcCatalog & ArcToolbox)
Mon. May 17, 9 - 11 a.m.
Wed. May 19, 9 - 11 a.m. (repeat of May 17)
: You are a sociologist working at UW-Superior. One of your interests is to study the spatial distribution of the convicted sex offenders who live in Superior. You want to convert the addresses into points on a map in order to study the distribution of these sex offenders in Superior and their proximity to area schools and bars.
Advanced GIS applications  (Modeling)
Mon. May 24, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
: You are GIS manager at UW-Superior and you have been asked by an administrator to choose the best location to build a new Greenhouse on UW-Superior property. To build the greenhouse you have to take in consideration the following criteria:

  • The Greenhouse should be at least 75 meters away from the sewer pipeline
  • The Greenhouse should be within land use code 300
  • The Greenhouse should be within a suitability type (Suitable) of vegetation > = l

GPS Workshops
(Face-to-Face at UW-Superior and UW-Fox Valley)

This workshop is for faculty and staff interested in using a Global Positioning System (GPS) device to capture spatial data by marking points in real-world locations and integrating the data into a map for analysis. It will be held in the GIS computer lab and outdoors on each campus. The same workshop is offered in both locations. Any UW System faculty or staff are welcome to participate. Participants are responsible for their own travel costs.

9 - 10 a.m.      Introduction to GPS
10 - 11 a.m.    How to capture spatial data
11 - 12 noon   Use the GPS to delineate the campus area (outdoors)
noon - 1          Lunch break
1 - 2 p.m.        Introduction to the coordinate systems
2 - 3 p.m.        Integrate the GPS data into GIS

GPS Workshop at UW-Superior
Saturday, April 17, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
in Barstow 209 and outdoors on campus

GPS Workshop at UW-Fox Valley
Friday, May 14, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Room location TBA and outdoors on campus

Contact Dr. William Bajjali for further information, wbajjali@uwsuper.edu (715-394-8056).

To register send your name and workshop selections to cetl@uwsuper.edu by Wednesday, April 14, 5:00 p.m.

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