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Lex Berman – A Practical Approach to GIS and Spatial Thinking for China Research
December 2, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Speaker: Lex Berman, GIS Specialist & Web Services Manager, Center for Geographic Analysis
Spatial Humanities is a synthesis between traditional historical and textual research methods and the use of geographic information systems to find spatial relationships. Exploring the spatial aspects of data, and examining how those change over time, we can develop interesting visualizations, and also discover new questions to pursue in our research. In this Workshop we will introduce general concepts of spatial thinking and querying of spatial data, browse Chinese datasets available for your research, and provide a basic hands-on guide to using QGIS software. The QGIS instruction will be brief, covering how to open GIS datasets, create thematic maps, and prepare your maps for print publication.