The practicum is a day-long (9am to 4:30pm) event that takes place on a Friday.
Dates for Spring 2016
Registration fee is $30. A light breakfast and a detailed tutorial booklet will be provided.
Current CUNY graduate students, faculty, and staff, and Baruch & Lehman undergrads, are eligible to register.
Registrants must possess basic to intermediate level computer skills. Users must bring their own laptop to the Baruch sessions; computers will be provided for the Lehman session (see details below).
Some sessions require users to bring a laptop, while for other sessions (where PCs are provided) it's optional. Since the QGIS software is free and open source, participants are welcome to bring and work off of their own laptops.
Do you have a research question that you'd like to envision geographically? Maybe you'd like to study neighborhoods and businesses to target a market. Or perhaps you want to visualize the distribution of education, employment, or resources across the country or around the world. Have you ever wanted to add a map to your presentations or reports, but couldn't find one that suits your needs?
This practicum introduces participants to geographic information systems (GIS) as a concept for envisioning information and as a tool for conducting geographic analyses and creating maps. Participants will learn how to navigate a GIS interface, how to prepare map layers and conduct a basic geographic analysis, and how to create thematic maps using the open source software QGIS.