Data Visualization & GIS Librarian John Clark will be offering a two part introductory class on GIS. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a powerful, yet easily accessible technology, used for analyzing and mapping information about the world around us.

In the first class participants will be given an introduction to basic geographic and information science concepts followed by a hands-on orientation to ArcGIS, a popular desktop GIS application available to the Lafayette community at Skillman Library and elsewhere on campus.

A second, optional workshop will be available the following week and will offer additional training using the ArcGIS application. You may take this first class as a complete, albeit brief, introduction to GIS or you may sign up for the series of two.

John will be offering two sections of this class.

Section A Section B
Introduction Weds. Oct. 1 Friday Oct. 3
Workshop (optional) Weds. Oct. 8 Friday Oct. 10

All four classes will be held 12:10 to 1pm in Room 003 Skillman Library.

Lunch will be provided.

To enroll RSVP John Clark at

Please indicate if you would like to take one or both Wednesday classes; or one or both of the Friday classes. 18 seats available in each.

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