The role of spatial analysis in local, state, and regional public health has steadily increased over the last decade with the infusion of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software such as ESRI’s ArcGIS. This interactive, instructor-led workshop will provide a foundational look at ArcMAP, a component of ESRI’s ArcGIS, with a focus on applications to public health.
This is an introductory level mapping workshop for novice GIS users, applicable to all public health fields. Topics covered include navigating the software, basic mapping, development and processing of geographical datasets, and spatial data presentation to support decision making.
This hands-on, immersive workshop with ArcMAP will prepare you to feel comfortable communicating with other GIS users, view and query spatial data, and produce high quality digital maps in an applied learning environment to support public health decision making.
Participants will learn to:
- Navigate ArcGIS software;
- Add and query spatial data;
- Communicate data with maps
A basic understanding of Microsoft excel, while not essential, is highly recommended.