Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Introduction to Geographic Information SystemsLearn the basics of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and how it can be used for research. By the end, participants will be able to see how GIS might integrate better into their research program and establish the initial steps of getting GIS installed and some introductory skills in this stand alone workshop.

This workshop is part of the Visualizing Data with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) series, which offers both introductory and in-depth sessions on working with location data and geographic information systems software. Other workshops in this Spring 2019 series are Thinking Spatially with QGIS, Finding GIS Data & Resources, Styling a Map with QGIS, Spatial Analysis with QGIS, Mapping Census Data, Mapping Primary Source Documents: Segregation in Washington, D.C. If you're working on a GIS project and need personalized assistance, consider booking a consultation with a GIS specialist. More information is available on

All sessions will be first-come, first served and are free to GW students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Attendance requires no reservation.

Please note: this workshop will take place in Room 142 at Eckles Library on the Mt. Vernon Campus.

Open to all GWorld cardholders

Sponsored By:

GW Libraries & Academic Innovation