Wrangling Data Into Maps

Objectives of this video tutorial are: 1) To learn how to assemble different forms of data into a publishable map using ArcGIS software, and to 2) Learn the fundamentals of map making, and gain insight into what skills and knowledge are required to be a successful map maker.  After learning the basics of GIS data query and display, students will perform geocoding, table join, and add XY data. 

Watch the workshop presentation (15 min. video).


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GeoInquiries for teaching Map-Based Concepts

Esri GeoInquiries for schools are short, standards-based inquiry activities for teaching map-based concepts found in commonly used textbooks, mainly for K-12 classroom use.  The CGA has made available all the GeoInquiries modules in the Harvard ArcGIS Online Organizational account.  They are available from the Content tab for all members in the organization, and updates by Esri will be reflected as they become available.

GeoInquiry collections are available for American LiteratureMathematics...

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GIS Training Manual for Historians

For those of you who are curious about the use of geographic information systems (GIS) for historical research but who lack training in the use of the technology. The manual may be downloaded free of charge, along with all of the data necessary for the exercises, and you may also download the free, open-source GIS software, which is used for the first 10 of 14 exercises. You will find all of this material at the URL:


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ESRI User Conference and Dev Summit Videos

Esri User Conference and Developer Summit produce video recordings each year. They are technical workshops taught by Esri professional staff in these events, covering all subjects and products of Esri technologies, from beginners to advanced levels, most about an hour long.

2021 Esri User Conference and Developer Summit:

From a computer on the Harvard network (LAN or VPN), map network drive to

  • \\cga2.cga.harvard.edu\Esri_UC_2021
  • \\cga2.cga.harvard.edu\Esri_Dev_Summit_2021
  • ...
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