Title: Mapping Your World: Exploring free web-based tools to map and visualize your data and tell your story to the world
Instructor: Scott Rutzmoser
This workshop will provide an overview of some of the free tools that can be used to spatially enable your data and view it on a map. We will also discuss how to create web maps that convey your story in a meaningful way. Additional topics will include how to share your data with small groups and/or make it available to the public as well as embedding your map in a website. All tools and technology discussed and presented in this workshop are free services provided by Esri.
Required Skill Set Required:
Familiarity using an internet web browser to view and explore maps (Google Maps, Bing, etc.).
While it is not required it is recommended that participants create an Esri account (for personal use) prior to the workshop. Visit www.arcgis.com/home/ to create an account and explore how other people use this technology to tell their story: storymaps.esri.com/home/
Participants are also encouraged to bring their own datasets to the workshop. We will provide sample datasets so all participants can step through the process.
Develop a basic understanding of how datasets are spatially enabled and placed on a map. We will review address matching (geocoding) and using spatial coordinates to map datasets. We will also explore the potential to join data to other freely available datasets.
Participants should expect to produce a fully functional web-based map using either their own dataset or the sample dataset provided.
Participants are expected to bring a laptop computer to the workshop to get the full experience of participating in this hands-on workshop. A limited number of laptops may be available for participants without access to their own laptop; however, arrangements must be made in advance and may require sharing these resources among participants.
*** For all of you attending this workshop, Scott has created a website for the class: gisweb.cc.lehigh.edu/thatcamp/