If you have little experience with GIS, you will learn what questions you can answer with it, what data you could use and where to obtain them, and basics on where to find GIS software, and how to use it. If you are in the early stages of a GIS project or if you have never used QGIS before, you will learn the basics of QGIS, which is free and open-source.
** About the workshop organizer
Joslyn Zale is a GIScientist and has been teaching GIS for ten semesters. When COVID hit, she adapted her course to use QGIS to allow students free and easier remote learning on many operating systems.
** Pre-recorded part of the Workshop
On September 13, Dr. Zale will post a pre-recorded lecture available to any AAG member. They will cover (1) what a GIS is, (2) types of research questions and data, (3) software basics, and (4) appropriate data representations.
** Interactive part of the Workshop (No more seats available, there were only 20 seats)
On September 16 (2 pm ET) Dr. Zale will organize a 1h-session during which materials will be further discussed and you will be able to ask questions. If you want to participate in the interactive part, you will be asked to complete a few basic tasks ahead of the meeting (including downloading QGIS).
Register below if you are interested in any, or all parts of this workshop. We will send you all the details!
** This is part of a Workshop Series on "Geography Methods during a Pandemic"
This series will aim to support graduate students if COVID-19 impacted or prevents them from using the method they had in mind, and receive some support from workshop organizers on those methods. Students are encouraged to attend as many workshops as they can to gain a better understanding of the versatility of geography, its possibilities, and so they can adapt their method or process in case it was impacted by the pandemic. These workshops will also serve as a venue for students of any geographic specialty to connect with one another.