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Political Geography GIS Workshop

Investigator  Ryan Enos
Affiliation  Other - FAS

Introduction to GIS lecture and lab for Gov. 2525 Political Geography Class.  Two 2 hour sessions taught in consecutive weeks.  Objectives of the exercise:

  • To gain a basic level of familiarity with ArcGIS software.
  • To understand how to display and query GIS shapefile data.
  • To make choropleth, dot density, and proportional symbol maps.
  • To perform a table join, spatial join, map latitude / longitude coordinates, perform an aggregation, and create density maps.

Download the lab materials.