Date: Wednesday, June 1
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Location: 218 Gore Hall

Special note: This session requires an additional registration.  Registrants will be provided with a personal ArcGIS Online account for the hands-on portion of the workshop.

Most data has a geographic component and visualizing the geographic component may reveal hidden patterns of interest to the researchers. This session will focus on the use of geospatial visualizations and data for project-based learning. Participants will receive a brief introduction to geographic information systems (GIS) and be introduced to ArcGIS Online, a cloud- based data and mapping platform. Participants will have a “hands-on” experience exploring geographic relationships; examining geographic units, data sources; and learning how to create and import CSV files to plot points of interest.


Olena Smith

Olena Smith    
Lead Geospatial Information Consultant, IT Client Support & Services

Olena supports the UD Geospatial Research community as a technological leader and consultant to campus GIS projects in research and administrative realms. She has an M.A. in Geography from Western Michigan University with GIS specialization and has been working with GIS for over 13 years. Over the years Olena has worked in developing and managing servers and databases, and she has extensive experience in creating, managing, and editing ArcGIS data. She is also teaching a GIS course at the university.

John Stevenson

John Stevenson    
Associate Librarian, University of Delaware Library

John A. Stevenson is an associate librarian in the Student Multimedia Design Center. He has served as selector for spatial data and U.S. government information at the University of Delaware Library since 1990 and in 2012 became selector for the history of science. His expertise includes: Adobe Premier Pro and other multimedia applications; photography; GIS and data acquisition; and the Library’s microform, map, and CD-ROM collections. As an instructor for the multimedia literacy program, he helps faculty to teach their classes the tools they need to create multimedia projects, which include any combination of video, audio, text, and graphics. He has a B.A. in History from Binghamton University and an M.L.S. in Library and Information Science from the University at Buffalo.

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