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Workshops

Again for the Spring semester of 2017, DSL staff will present a series of workshops related to software and other opportunities in the Lab:

Class # Date Topic Instructor
1

Friday, January 13, 2017
at 12:15 p.m.

3D Printing
Attend this workshop to learn more about 3D Printing at Evans Library!

Martin Gallagher
2

Friday, January 20, 2017
at 12:15 p.m.

Introduction to R
The R software suite is among the leading tools for manipulating and visualizing data. This introduction will start with the basics, on up to entering commands and altering arguments to tailor desired visualizations.
Rob Sippel
3

Friday, January 27, 2017
at 12:15 p.m.

Data Cleaning with Open Refine
In most data workflows, the most time-consuming, frustrating, and error-prone tasks are related to preparing data for analysis. A useful aide in this exercise can be Open Refine, software open-sourced by Google in 2012. This workshop will examine the contextual need and limitations, then introduce the basic controls and operations with real-world data. For the hands-on experience, participants are encouraged to bring their own Java-enabled laptops and even problem data sets to work on at the end.
David Lowe
4

Friday, February 3, 2017
at 12:15 p.m.

GIS Story Maps
Anybody can do this!!! Create beautiful and engaging presentation and report materials that seamlessly integrate:  maps, text, images, videos, and links to online content--all using templates designed for the novice user! Come and learn how to make a story map tailored to your needs.

Rob Sippel
5

Friday, February 10, 2017
at 12:15 p.m.

Introduction to Tableau
Attend this hands-on workshop to learn more about Tableau. Widely known as 'Business Intelligence
software,' Tableau is a versatile data analytics tool that handles diverse data as input, then facilitates
highly customizable options for visualization, including interactive displays. If you use Excel, perhaps you should be
using Tableau to weave the meaningful story behind your columns and rows. 
David Lowe
6

Friday, February 17, 2017
at 12:15 p.m.

Data Visualization with R
Attend this hands-on workshop for a sampling of ways in which the 
open-source R programming language may be used to generate data visualizations. 
Rob Sippel
7

Friday, February 24, 2017
at 12:15 p.m.

Photoscan Software Training
Attend this workshop to learn more about converting 2D images to 3D images with Photoscan. 
Liz Whitcher
8

Friday, March 3, 2017
at 12:15 p.m.

3D Modeling
Attend this hands-on workshop to learn more about 3D modeling. 3D printing requires models created
in STL format. This workshop covers the basics of creating a model and preparing for printing,
along with the basics of material types and options for creating strong prints and parts. 
Martin Gallagher
9

Friday, March 17, 2017
at 12:15 p.m.

Georeferencing Images with ArcGIS

Do you have an aerial photo, satellite image, layout plan or historical map that you would like to incorporate in an ArcGIS model?

Georeferencing will allow you to do this. This workshop will include a brief demonstration of how to georeferenced images and a hands-on exercise.

Rob Sippel
10

Friday, March 24, 2017
at 12:15 p.m.

Image Editing for Presentations
Learn tricks to optimize the images you use in presentations to make them more visually engaging.
Martin Gallagher
11

Friday, March 31, 2017
at 12:15 p.m.

Introduction to Video Editing
Description coming soon! 
Martin Gallagher
12

Friday, April 7, 2017
at 12:15 p.m.

Using ArcGIS Layout View to Create Attractive and Informative Maps

So, have you finished your analyses and need a professional-looking map to communicate your findings?

Learn how to work in ArcGIS’ layout view to create maps that are effective and suitable for publication.

Rob Sippel
13

Friday, April 14, 2017
at 12:15 p.m.

MatLab 1
Description coming soon! 
Chao Wang
14

Friday, April 21, 2017
at 12:15 p.m.

MatLab 2
Description coming soon! 
Chao Wang

All workshops are held in the DSL classroom on the second floor of the Evans Library.