The Center for Applied GIScience, the Atkins Library Digital Scholarship Lab, and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Office of Academic Technologies are partnering to host a series of workshops on Friday, Nov. 22, in the Digital Scholarship Lab classroom (Atkins 273 – UNC Charlotte) to introduce faculty and graduate students to GIS tools and resources that they can use in their research.
Session 1: Introduction to GIS. This workshop will present an overview of GIS software and data. Participants will learn about the strengths of different GIS software packages for their research, the fundamental types of data that GIS software employs, and an overview of how to load and manipulate GIS data. By the end of this session, participants should have a basic understanding of the research and analytical tasks that GIS tools enable and begin to choose the tools that will work best for their specific research needs.
Friday, November 22, Atkins 273, 10 am – 11:30 am, Register
Session 2: Adding GIS Data to Your Research Project. This session focuses on combining data in GIS formats with other types of data that researchers in the social sciences commonly use. The instructor will demonstrate how to merge and join data in a range of GIS and non-GIS formats to produce integrated datasets that can they be analyzed with typical statistical tools. For example, the session will demonstrate how to join and analyze data at levels including individual addresses, ZIP codes, census tracts, and counties. By the end of this session, attendees will have skills to able to find and join their own data.
Friday, November 22, Atkins 273, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, Register
Session 3: Overview of Research Themes of Center for Applied GIScience. Led by Wenwu Tang, Assistant Professor, Director of Computing and Technology for the Center for Applied GIScience. An important goal of this session is to expose participants to the range of advanced research capabilities at CAGIS and to encourage discussions of research collaboration with faculty in other fields. By the end of this session, participants should have a good sense of the activities of CAGIS, be able to identify potential collaborators, and understand how CAGIS’ advances might contribute to their research. The Center’s strengths include: CyberGIS: Cyberinfrastructure-enabled high-performance computing (HPC) to accelerate spatial analysis and using state-of-the-art HPC resources to maximize efficiencies and increase research productivity; Big spatial data analytics; Space-time Modeling and GeoVisualization.
Friday, November 22, Atkins 273, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, Register
- Thurs., February 7, Atkins 273, 2-3 pm, Register
- Weds., March 13, Atkins 273, 11 am-12 pm, Register
- Tues., April 9, Atkins 273, 2-3 pm, Register
- Tues., January 22, Atkins 273, 2-3 pm, Register
- Thurs., January 31, Atkins 273, 11 am – 12 pm, Register
- Thurs., February 28, Atkins 273, 2-3 pm, Register
WORKSHOP: e-Journal Publication Support at Atkins Library
This workshop will provide an overview of the library support available to faculty members who edit journals or who may wish to edit journals. The library provides a robust content management system that provides a framework with every stage of the refereed publishing process, from submissions through to online publication and indexing. Participants will be introduced to the content management system, learn about the library support and services available. There will be ample time for discussion and for questions.
- Friday, September 14, Atkins 273, 10 – 11 am, Register
- Wednesday, October 17, Atkins 273, 3 – 4 pm, Register
WORKSHOP: Data Management & Data Services
UNC Charlotte Atkins Library’s Dataverse Network is available to publish, share, reference, extract, and analyze research data for our faculty and graduate students. It facilitates making data available to others: researchers and data authors get credit; publishers and distributors get credit; affiliated institutions get credit. Each Dataverse contains studies or collections of studies, and each study contains cataloging information that describes the data plus the actual data files and complementary files. Please join us at this presentation to learn about the library’s data management services and its data repository. The presentation will present an overview of data management services and guidance the library can provide and will demonstrate the library’s data repository.
- Friday, September 21, Atkins 273, 11 am – 12 pm, Register
WORKSHOP: Introduction to GIS
Learn some of the basic concepts of GIS (Geographic Information Systems), finding geospatial data, and be familiar with some of the basic functions of ArcGIS 10.0 to create your own thematic maps: adding data, creating new layers, joining tables, calculating attribute values, and classifying features by quantity, labeling data, and laying out data.
- Tuesday, September 18, Atkins 273, 10 – 11 am, Register
- Friday, October 19, Atkins 273, 10 – 11 am, Register
The Atkins Library Digital Scholarship Lab provides expertise, guidance, and education to faculty and graduate students in the use of new and emerging methods and tools available to them to conduct their research.
Below are some of the services available to you and your graduate students. Workshops will be offered throughout the semester. REGISTER NOW!
e-Journal Publication Support at the Library
DSL provides support to faculty members who edit journals or who may wish to edit journals. The library provides a robust content management system that provides a framework with every stage of the refereed publishing process, from submissions through to online publication and indexing.
Contact Somaly Kim Wu for info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Creating Video to Enhance Conference Presentations (iMovie and Moviemaker)
DSL helps faculty and graduate students use iMovie and Moviemaker to create short videos for incorporation into conference presentations.
Contact Debbie Myers for info: email@example.com
Podcasting Your Scholarship
DSL introduces faculty and graduate students to podcasting as a form of scholarly communication and will provide models of how video and/or audio podcasts can be used to share scholarly communication to build a community of practice or to publicize the work of a department or research team.
Contact Debbie Myers for info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Data Services and GIS Support
DSL provides support for a wide range of data services, including identifying data sources, data management planning, data archiving strategies, licensing data collections, and data queries. DSL also provides GIS support in the form of GIS identifying digital map resources, map projections, tagging (Geocoding support), ArcGIS support, and Google Earth support.
Contact Reese Manceaux for info: email@example.com
Incorporating Usability Data into Your Research or Grant Project
Usability testing can be done in a wide variety of research contexts, from collecting data for a research study to incorporating usability as a step in a grant or research project.
Contact Marc Bess for info: firstname.lastname@example.org