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Workshop – Using Spatial Joins as a Spatial Analysis Tool


image3James Quinn, the GIS Specialist at ISERP will lead a workshop titled "Using Spatial Joins as a Spatial Analysis Tool" next week Friday (2/26) in EDS from 10:30-12:30.

Registration is now open so sign up today!

A spatial join is a method for combining information between GIS layers. Performing a spatial join results in the attribute information from one layer being combined with the attribute table of another layer based on their relative location. This then makes further analysis possible.

This two hour workshop aims to demonstrate the powerful spatial analysis capabilities of spatial joins and how they can be used to examine the spatial relationships between different data layers. Objectives of the workshop include:

  • Learning the purpose and capabilities of spatial joins
  • Correctly setting up spatial joins based on cardinality and feature type.
  • Learning to solve problems with spatial joins.

The lecture will be followed by a hands-on exercise. An introductory level knowledge of ArcMap is required to attend.

An Introduction to GIS for the Social Sciences

This Friday 10/31 between 10:30 – 12:30pm, EDS will offer the An Intro  to GIS for the Social Sciences workshop led by James Quinn, who is the GIS Analyst for ISERP.

This two hour workshop aims to show how Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be applied as an analytical tool to answer questions in the social sciences.  Participants will learn how to think spatially through the development and understanding of some basic principles behind GIS, and how GIS can be integrated into their own research.

There will also be a hands-on component working with ESRI ArcGIS software, where participants will identify clusters of children with elevated levels of lead in their blood for targeting screening programs using blood samples and US Census data.

No prior experience with GIS is required to attend, however, it would be beneficial to have taken the EDS Intro to GIS workshop.