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R Open Labs this Spring in the DSSC

By WOCinTech Chat [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Flickr

By WOCinTech Chat [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Flickr

10am – 12pm
Every Wednesday
Digital Social Science Center

Stop by any Wednesday this Spring for R Open Labs. We start off every Open Lab with a 10 minute exploration of an R package or dataset; the rest of the time is yours to work on homework, research or building your coding skills in good company.

This Spring we’ll be digging into:

  • dplyr
  • ggplot2
  • Shiny
  • mySQL
  • your choice!

Beginners welcome!  We want to hear from you which datasets and packages you want to learn.

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Intro to GIS workshop, Friday 9/27

Registration is now open for the first of two Intro to GIS workshops. The first will be held next week Friday 9/27 between 11am – 1pm in the DSSC Data Service, Lehman Library room 215.

We will offer it again on Friday 10/4 at the same time.

The workshop will give a basic overview of GIS, data models, spatial analysis, projections, finding data, and working with your own data. There are two hands-on exercises, both using ESRI ArcGIS software so everyone who attends will get a chance to use the software and explore some of what we cover in the talk.

The Intro workshop is meant for anyone who either has had no previous experience with GIS or for anyone needing a refresher.

Zotero Worshops

Zotero is a citation management program that allows you to search, retrieve, and store article citations from databases and Google Scholar, and book citations from catalogs. It helps you insert citations in Word documents in a wide variety of writing styles, such as APA, Chicago, etc. Register Here.

If the dates are not convenient contact Fadi Dagher (fd2102@columbia.edu) to schedule an individual session.

Bloomberg Basics

lehman2009-03-09dsc_43911Bloomberg Basics will teach the basic navigation and searching skills necessary to begin using Bloomberg.  Instruction sessions are offered at the Digital Social Science Center in Lehman Library, and be sure to check out the Bloomberg Help Guide for navigation commands and tips.

  • October 7th, 10am ~ 11am
  • October 21st, 10am ~ 11am
  • November 4th, 10am ~ 11am

Register here – space is limited!  Can’t attend to one of the sessions above?  Request an individual or small group consultation.

GIS Workshop – Intro to ModelBuilder I

GraphicOn Wednesday 6/22 starting at 10:30am will be part I of the Intro to ModelBuilder workshop. This will be a one hour hands-on workshop covering the basic concepts and best practices for working with ModelBuilder and how to create custom tools from models.

ModelBuilder is an application in ArcGIS used to create and edit models or workflows, stringing together geoprocessing tools. The models can either run in ModelBuilder, setup to run as a tool in ArcToolbox or even exported to a Python script.

All attendees must have some basic knowledge of ArcGIS, and at least know how to add data, save a project file (mxd), and access tools in ArcToolbox.

Workshop Registration

GIS Workshop – Geocoding

geocodeWe will continue with the GIS summer workshop series with a workshop tomorrow, Wednesday 6/15 on  geocoding. There’s still plenty of room if you’d like to register.

Geocoding can be described as the process of translating addresses or other unique locations into spatial data, assigning coordinates and plotting them on a map. The process can seem deceptively easy given how easy it is to plot an address using any of the numerous services such as Google Maps, Yahoo, etc.

 That said, understanding what goes on under the hood and using that information can make a big difference on the accuracy of the results when performing geocoding in your own projects, especially if you are working with hundreds or even millions of addresses.

Understanding how to properly format your data, choosing the best base layer or road network based on the precision needed or date of the data, as well as taking advantage of tools in ArcGIS to help clean your data can make a big difference.

This hands-on workshop on geocoding will help understand how the geocoding process works and offer suggestions on making the right decisions throughout the whole process.

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.

 

Geocoding Workshop This Friday

geocodeGeocoding can be described as the process of translating addresses or other unique locations into spatial data, assigning coordinates and plotting them on a map. The process can seem deceptively easy given how easy it is to plot an address using any of the numerous services such as Google Maps, Yahoo, etc.

That said, understanding what goes on under the hood and using that information can make a big difference on the accuracy of the results when performing geocoding in your own projects, especially if you are working with hundreds or even millions of addresses.

Understanding how to properly format your data, choosing the best base layer or road network based on the precision needed or date of the data, as well as taking advantage of tools in ArcGIS to help clean your data can make a big difference.

This Friday’s hands-on workshop on geocoding will help to understand how the geocoding process works and offer suggestions on making the right decisions throughout the whole process.

Register for the workshop

Introduction to Endnote

Endnote is  a software tool used  for managingand citing references in papers and for creating bibliographies.

Learn how  to search for, to retrieve, and to store citations from journal databases and book catalogs. Endnote links directly to word-processing programs such as Microsoft Word and Wordperfect, thus enables users to add and format citations for papers as they write. Register here.

The Columbia University Libraries have purchased an EndNote site license for the Columbia community. You can download the program free of charge here.  

Intro to GIS workshop

ex1smallWe’re offering two Intro to GIS  workshops, the first one is this Friday January 28th, from 11am – 1pm in 215 Lehman Library (EDS). 

Registration is now open for the first Intro workshop which will give a basic overview of GIS, data models, spatial analysis, projections, finding data, and working with your own data.

There are two hands-on exercises, both using ESRI ArcGIS software so everyone who attends will get a chance to use the software and explore some of what we cover in the talk.

The Intro workshop is meant for anyone who either has had no previous experience with GIS or for anyone needing a refresher.