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Introduction to GIS using ArcGIS Online


This hands-on session provides an overview of GIS, how it can be used in research. Participants will learn about best practices and guidelines for conducting their own research. Learners will get a hands on opportunity to explore the UML instance of ArcGIS Online and interact with a project.


  • Gain an overview of GIS as applied to research visualization
  • Discover resources to support research
  • Explore the ArcGIS Online interface


  • Gain an overview of GIS and popular visualization strategies
  • Create a project, load and combine datasets
  • Explore analysis options

Before the session:

  • Looking for access to ArcGIS Online? Log-in
  • Download the data and extract the compressed files into your Downloads folder. Download Data