Michigan State University

Spring Semester 2016 Workshops

Amanda Tickner

We will be offering many fun and useful workshops this semester!

Print your Neighborhood: 3D Printing From A Topographic Map: No 3D printing experience necessary. Use simple applications to prepare a file to 3D print a small area relief map of your favorite place or research area. Please bring a laptop with Autodesk 123D loaded (it can be downloaded for free here) Tuesday January 26th 3-4 PM (in the Makerspace Series) No registration needed - just show up to the Makerspace on the second floor of the library

QGIS Workshop 1: Choropleth Mapping will demonstrate how to make a choropleth map and place graduated symbols on it, load shapefiles and .csv table files into QGIS, join tables to a shapefile and edit shapefile features. Monday February 1st 3-4 PM in the Beaumont Room of the Main Library. Register here

QGIS Workshop 2: Georeferencing expands skills by working with raster images and data. Participants will learn how to georeference a digitized map (such as a historic map or aerial photo) and create vector data from it for basic analysis. Monday February 8th 3-4 PM 3-4 PM in the Beaumont Room of the Main Library. Register here

Finding Geospatial Data This workshop will describe places and strategies for finding geospatial data of various types, with an emphasis on free, public resources as well as library resources. There will be time at the end to answer questions, conduct individual searches and brainstorm about individual project needs. Monday March 21st 3-4:30 PM in the Main Library 3 West No registration needed.

Create a 3D Historical Map Flythrough Using ArcScene Learn to use the ArcGIS 3D Analyst tool ArcScene to create a 3D digital video flythrough of a research area or other place using a DEM and overlays (such as data layers or historic maps). Experience using ArcGIS is helpful as is bringing a laptop with ArcGIS if you have it. Wednesday March 30th 2-4 PM (Visualization Series) in the Main Library Basement Instruction Room Register here.

3D print of Vancouver terrain

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