Virtual Training

 Live, Online Classes

New Urban Research is offering four essential professional workshops for 2014: GIS Essentials (Basic & Advanced), Data Analysis & Data Presentation
 
October, 23rd, November 13th, December 11th
9:00-2:00 PST / 12:00-5:00 EST 
Screen share and conference call
Cost $250. Register Here
 
The GIS Essentials - Basic virtual workshop is designed to provide you with an expeditious introduction to GIS fundamentals. 

 Key workshop proficiencies

ü ArcGIS Desktop essentials
ü Creating basic maps and awesome layouts
ü Thematic mapping (color shaded mapping)
ü Address mapping (geocoding)
ü Joining spreadsheets to maps
 
Included Materials 
Step-by-step instruction in The GIS 20: Essential Skills, Second Edition (ESRI Press.) A six- month, fully functional ArcGIS 10.1 license, and a DVD with specialized GIS exercises, are included with the book.
 
October 24th, November 14th, December 12th
9:00-2:00 PST / 12:00-5:00 EST 
Screen share and conference call
Cost $250. Register Here
 

The GIS Essentials - Advanced virtual workshop is designed to provide you with a quick introduction to more advanced GIS topics.

Key workshop proficiencies

ü Projecting Shapefiles
ü Working with attribute tables
ü Editing layers
ü Spatial queries 
ü Creating geodatabases
ü Using geo-processing tools
ü Downloading geography files from the Census
 
Prerequisites

Familiarity with ArcGIS is required.

Included Materials 
Step-by-step instruction in The GIS 20: Essential Skills, Second Edition (ESRI Press.) A six- month, fully functional ArcGIS 10.1 license, and a DVD with specialized GIS exercises, are included with the book.

 

Data Analysis     

None Scheduled
9:00-2:00 PST / 12:00-5:00 EST 
Screen share and conference call
Cost $250. Register Here

 

Every year, the federal government conducts a nationwide survey, the American Community Survey (ACS), to provide current information about the demographic, social, economic & housing data in the U.S. 

 

Whether you’re responsible for making important business decisions, creating new government policy, applying for non-profit grants, tracking trends or utilizing the ACS for a myriad of other social uses, the Data Analysis Workshop is an essential part of your professional toolkit. 

 

In this indispensible workshop, you’ll learn the detailed ins & outs of how to access, analyze and present crucial ACS statistical data for your specific needs.

 
Key workshop proficiencies
 
ü Develop expertise in how to access, analyze, and present ACS data, such as income, ethnicity, poverty, and housing characteristics
ü Create a "community change profile" for your city
 
Prerequisites  
Knowledge of, and access to, Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. 
 

Data Presentation      

None Scheduled
9:00-2:00 PST / 12:00-5:00 EST 
Screen share and conference call
Cost $250. Register Here

 

To further hone your presentation skills, look no further than the Data Presentation Workshop.

In this pivotal workshop, you’ll acquire the expertise to present raw analytical Census data in clear, effectual and engaging ways.

Key workshop proficiencies
 
ü Develop proficiency in formatting raw data into appealing presentations
ü Master presentations utilizing Excel, Word and PowerPoint with numerous, instructor guided examples 
ü Master successful map design
                      
Prerequisites
Knowledge of, and access to, Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  

 
Structure for all workshops

Each workshop is hands-on, half-day virtual class with live teaching by instructor Gina Clemmer. Students will be given a dial in number for the class and a code for screen sharing to view the instructor's desktop.

Participants will be actively engaged in the classroom work by participating in skill building on their computers for a substantial portion of the class time.

About your instructor

Gina Clemmer, author of The GIS 20: Essential Skills, Second Edition (ESRI Press), will teach these expert workshops.

Gina holds a master's degree in urban planning.  She has educated thousands of professionals, through New Urban Research's workshops, how to successfully utilize ArcGIS. Gina is a recognized expert in data analysis and presentation.