Tag Archives: georeferencing

Summer GIS Workshops

 

gis_logo_smallWe’ve put together a GIS workhsop series starting this week Wednesday 5/25 and running just about every Wednesday  through early August.

The workshops focus on both core GIS skills such as understanding coordinate systems & projections, georeferencing and geocoding and a couple workshops focusing on Model Builder, ArcPy, Google Earth Pro and working with KML.

The Intro to GIS workshop is this Wednesday, 5/25 at 11am in Lehman Library, room 215. Registration is now open.

With the exception of the Model Builder and ArcPy workshops, attendance to a previous workshop isn’t necessary, just keep in mind that most workshops require some basic knowledge of GIS to attend.

 

Digitizing, georeferencing, and creating new spatial layers workshop 4/22

 

mapThis week Friday Eric Glass will lead a workshop on digitizing, georeferencing, and creating new spatial layers. This will be the last GIS workshop of the semester.

He’ll give an introduction to techniques for creating new spatial layers from various sources, particularly georeferencing and digitizing from paper and imagery.

This will be a very practical, ArcGIS-centric workshop and will consist of a short lecture followed by individual hands-on exercises using ArcMap in the EDS lab.

An introductory level knowledge of ArcMap is required to attend.

Register for the workshop.

Workshop – Digitizing, georeferencing, and creating new spatial layers

mapThis week Friday Eric Glass will lead a workshop on digitizing, georeferencing, and creating new spatial layers.

He’ll give an introduction to techniques for creating new spatial layers from various sources, particularly georeferencing and digitizing from paper and imagery.

This will be a very practical, ArcGIS-centric workshop and will consist of a short lecture followed by individual hands-on exercises using ArcMap in the EDS lab.

An introductory level knowledge of ArcMap is required to attend.

Register for the workshop.

NYPL Map Rectifier

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 NYPL has a new toy tool for rectifying digitized historic maps from their collection called the NYPL Map Rectifier.

After creating an account, browse through the various maps and collections, choose a map to rectify, clip or mask the image, and finally export out to either a KML (for Google Earth) or a WMS base URL for use in a GIS software. Some maps have the option to export into either PNG or TIF formats as well.

There is also a vectorize option for a few of the rectified maps (I didn’t see this option on most maps, I’m guessing because it’s still in beta). For these, the vector layers can be downloaded in several formats including shapefile.

NYPL has also created a site called Relief Map Warper and has uploaded maps for Haiti which after georeferencing, the maps will become available in Open Street Map for tracing, and also made available for use on the ground by relief workers. I highly recommend joining and helping out if you can.

 

 

workshop – Digitizing, georeferencing, and creating new spatial layers

Next week Friday Eric Glass will lead a workshop on digitizing, georeferencing, and creating new spatial layers.

He’ll give an introduction to techniques for creating new spatial layers from various sources, particularly georeferencing and digitizing from paper and imagery.

This will be a very practical, ArcGIS-centric workshop and will consist of a short lecture followed by individual hands-on exercises using ArcMap in the EDS lab.

An introductory level knowledge of ArcMap is required to attend.

Register for the workshop.

New Workshop: Digitizing, Georeferencing and Creating New Spatial Layers

This Friday we will be conducting a new GIS workshop in the EDS lab Digitizing, Georeferencing and Creating New Spatial Layers. This will be an ArcMap-centric introduction to creating new spatial data layers from paper and other sources with an emphasis on hands-on exercises in georeferencing and digitizing.  Some familiarity with ArcMap is required. The workshop will be at 10:30-12:30 April 10 in 215 Lehman Library, register through the GIS Workshops page.

Library of Congress GIS Day

If you’re in the DC area next week Wednesday, There’s a great two hour program called Research Orientation to GIS from 10:30 – noon at the Libary of Congress Geography and Map Reading Room in celebration of GIS day.

There are two speakers, the first will talk about computer modeling and statistical research on Portolan Charts of the Mediterranean Sea from 1250 – 1600, and the second will talk about spatial software tools available for data analysis.

(the image is from the LC collection, part of the Portolan atlas of the Mediterranean Sea)

Scanned Map Index

We have created a layer that serves as an index to the growing scanned map collection from the Lehman library.  The index is available in shapefile format and can be freely downloaded, the metadata record is available in the CU Spatial Data Catalog.

Each feature represents the approximate extent of a map sheet or map set.  Attribute information includes the name of the map, a URL to the metadata record in the CUL Spatial Data catalog and a URL to a thumbnail detail of the map. This dataset will be updated regularly.