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GIS (Geographic Information Systems)

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ArcGIS Pro Workshops

Introduction to GIS with ArcGIS Pro

This workshop was originally presented on November 16, 2020 as part of Geography Awareness Week, hosted by the Data Services team at the University Libraries.  The workshop covers the following topics, presented as chapters in the video:

  • Obtaining installation files and licensing
  • Starting a new project
  • Downloading spatial data from a local government source
  • Exploring spatial data
  • Labeling
  • Selecting features by attribute
  • Selecting features by location
  • Exporting selected features
  • Symbolizing data - single symbol and symbolize by category
  • Creating a map layout
  • Exporting a map layout to PDF
  • Exporting spatial data to CAD format

Download additional workshop materials (presentation, workshop guide, data)

Transitioning to ArcGIS Pro

This workshop was originally presented on November 17, 2020 as part of Geography Awareness Week, hosted by the Data Services team at the University Libraries.  The workshop covers the following topics, presented as chapters in the video:

  • Obtaining installation files and licensing
  • Timeline
  • Project structure
  • Key terms
  • Application interface
  • Importing an existing map document
  • Exploring spatial data
  • Adding and calculating fields
  • Making changes to the layout
  • Create a new layout from an existing MXD
  • Create a new map
  • Symbology
  • Labeling
  • Geoprocessing Tools
  • Editing

Download additional workshop materials (presentation, workshop guide, data)

This workshop was originally presented on February 8, 2021 as part of Love Data Week, hosted by the Data Services team at the University Libraries, Becker Medical Library, and the Institute for Informatics.  The workshop covers the following topics, presented as chapters in the video:

  • Introduction
  • Workshop Outline
  • Access for WashU Users
  • Exploring an Area or Topic
  • Sharing a Map
  • Creating a Story
  • Download Spatial Data
  • Download Data Tables
  • Create a Map in GIS

The above video frame will begin automatically at the Create a Map in GIS section.  To watch the entire video, see Introduction to Social Explorer. To access Social Explorer, see the University Libraries A-Z Database list.