Many humanities researchers have some form of geographical information included in their research, such as objects, images, or texts from or about a particular place; narratives about a person’s movement or a place’s change over time; or information about networks of people or organizations. Whether places and spaces are at the heart of your research or are a part of it, mapping can help answer research questions and generate new ones by visualizing your data in new ways. It can help tell a story about place or space.
This workshop will cover the nuts and bolts of getting started mapping with ArcGIS. We will discuss how to extract data from your research, get it ready for analysis, and upload it into ArcGIS. The workshop will help humanities researchers explore and map the spatial elements of their research with ArcGIS.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- extract data from their research;
- get their data ready for spatial analysis;
- upload data into ArcGIS Online;
- use some basic mapping techniques with ArcGIS Online.
Software: ArcGIS Online. You do not need to install any software. However, if you wish to participate during the hands-on portion, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least one day ahead of workshop date to request an ArcGIS online account.
Workshop page (SFU Canvas): GIS workshops page includes workshop descriptions and suggested streams for different disciplines, handouts, slides, and example datasets.