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AAS 2500: African Refugees, Cultures & Stories - Resource List

Research guide for students in Dr. Anne Rotich's Spring 2024 AAS 2500 course.

Scholars' Lab GIS Team

The Scholars' Lab, located on the third floor of the Main Library (Shannon Rm 308), is the home of the UVa Geographic Information Science (GIS) team.  We support all UVa affiliates in four basic areas of GIS: software, data, consultations, and education.

We will be coming to your class in February to teach an introduction to ArcGIS Online and StoryMaps -- which you will use over the course of the semester to create your final digital project.

Have a spatial or StoryMaps question? You can always refer back to all of the GIS resources on our website. Or you can ask us, anytime, at uvagis@virginia.edu!

StoryMaps

StoryMaps is a tool for telling dynamic stories online. You can share narratives, arguments, and experiences as interactive content featuring maps, media, and more.  To get started with StoryMaps, click the "Handout" link in the AAS 2500 section of the Teaching Resources below.

To see a variety of public stories using StoryMaps, see the StoryMaps Community Gallery.  And to see examples created here at UVA, see our local StoryMaps Showcase.

AAS 2500: StoryMaps Presentation & Handout

January 31st - Introduction to ArcGIS Online

ArcGIS Online is the cloud-based younger sibling of ArcGIS Pro. It can't do some of the less flashy, GISy kind of things, but it's in the cloud, it's connected, which adds all the hip functionality we've come to expect. With ArcGIS Online, you can find and create spatial data, maps, and applications. You can take advantage of a limited but powerful set of analysis tools that take advantage of cloud computing and pre-configured data and resources. And, you can share and collaborate with small groups or with the world. It's an easy-to-use entry into the world of GIS, all from the comfort of your browser.

Presentation

Handout

Recording (password: sp2024gis!)

February 7th - Find and Create Spatial Data

Start your data search with AGOL's collection of geographic information from around the globe. Not finding the data you seek? We'll cover how to create your own data, and how to share it with the world. 

Presentation

Handout

Recording (password: sp2024gis!)

February 14th - Collect Data in the Field

Whether you are crowd sourcing spatial data or performing survey work, having an application that records location and uploads data directly to a mapping application is incredibly useful.  

Presentation

Handout

Recording (password: sp2024gis!)

February 21st - Web Mapping and Visualization

Pop-ups, filters, clustering, advanced symbology. There are many ways to personalize your maps, enhancing the story your data tells. We’ll dive into some of the advanced functionality that allows you to fine-tune your Web Maps.

Presentation

Handout

Recording (password: sp2024gis!)

February 28th - Spatial Analysis with ArcGIS Online

Perform basic analysis with tools like Buffer and Spatial Join. Or, enhance your data, taking advantage of the always up-to-date elevation, streets, and demographics data available in ArcGIS Online with tools like Create Viewshed, Find Nearest, and Enrich. Come for the learning and stay for stories about the old days when we had to create all that data ourselves. Uphill. Both ways!! 

Handout

Presentation

Recording (password: sp2024gis!)

March 6th - Spring Break, No Workshop!

Enjoy a break. We'll see you next week!

March 13th - Instant Apps and More

Dip your toes into the world of GIS web applications with AGOL's quick-configure app builders. We'll explore a few of the many options for enriching your map and data with focused applications. From time animation to interactive multimedia, these easy-to-use templates and builders take your data to the next level.

Presentation

Handout

Recording (password: sp2024gis!)

March 20th - App Your Map with Experience Builder

Continuing with the app theme, we'll go beyond templates into custom application creation. Would you like to make a custom online mapping application without having to code? We would, and do. ArcGIS Experience Builder allows users of all levels to drag and drop tools to create responsive mapping applications, from simple to expansive.

Presentation

Recording (password: sp2024gis!)

March 27th - Introduction to ArcGIS StoryMaps

StoryMaps is a web application builder that makes it easy to add narritive and multimedia context to your ArcGIS Online maps.  Whether telling a story, giving a tour, or comparing historic maps, StoryMaps is an easy-to-use tool that allows you to create a polished web presentation.

Presentation

Handout

Recording (password: sp2024gis!)

September 6th - Making Your First Map w/ ArcGIS Pro

Presentation

Handout

Recording (pw: f2023gis!)

September 13th - Putting Old maps and Aerial Photos on Your Map: Georeferencing in ArcGIS Pro

Presentation

Handout

Recording (pw: f2023gis!)

September 20th - Getting Your Data on a Map

Presentation

Handout

Data

**Sorry, we forgot to hit record on this one. If you have any questions, please contact us at uvagis@virginia.edu.

September 27th - Points on Your Map: Street Addresses and More Spatial Things

Presentation

Handout

Recording (pw: f2023gis!)

October 4th - Taking Control of Your Spatial Data: Editing in ArcGIS Pro.

Presentation

Handout

Recording (pw: f2023gis!)

October 11th - Easy Demographics

Presentation

Handout

Recording (pw: f2023gis!)

October 18th - Introduction to ArcGIS Online

Presentation

Handout

Recording (pw: f2023gis!)

October 25th - ArcGIS Story Maps

Presentation

Handout

Recording (pw: f2023gis!)

 

Click Here for Spring 2023 GIS Workshop Recordings (pw: sp2023gis!)

February 1st - Introduction to ArcGIS Online

Intro to AGOL Presentation

Intro to AGOL Handout

February 8th - Find and Create Spatial Data

Data Presentation

Data Handout

February 15th - Spatial Analysis with ArcGIS Online

Spatial Analysis Presentation

Spatial Analysis Handout

February 22nd - Advanced Web Mapping and Visualization

Advanced Web Mapping Presentation

Advanced Web Mapping Handout

March 1st - App Your Map with Web AppBuilder

Intro to WebApp Builder Presentation

Intro to WebApp Builder Handout

March 15th - Introduction to ArcGIS StoryMaps

ArcGIS StoryMaps Presentation

ArcGIS StoryMaps Handout

March 22nd - Instant Apps and More

Instant Apps Presentation

Instant Apps Handout

March 29th - Collect Data in the Field

Field Maps Presentation

Field Maps Handout

Click Here for Fall 2022 GIS Workshop Recordings (pw: f2022gis!)

September 6th - Making Your First Map with ArcGIS Pro

Making Your First Map Presentation

Making Your First Map Handout

September 13th - Putting Old maps and Aerial Photos on Your Map: Georeferencing in ArcGIS Pro

Introduction to Georeferencing Presentation

Introduction to Georeferencing Handout

Georeferencing Data

September 20th - Getting Your Data on a Map

Getting Your Data on a Map Handout

Getting Your Data on a Map Presentation

Getting Your Data on a Map Data

**Sorry, we forgot to hit record on this one. If you have any questions, please contact us at uvagis@virginia.edu.

September 27th - Points on Your Map: Street Addresses and More Spatial Things

Geocoding Presentation

Geocoding Handout

October 4th - Taking Control of Your Spatial Data: Editing in ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Pro Editing Presentation

ArcGIS Pro Editing Handout

October 11th - Easy Demographics

Easy Demographics Presentation

Easy Demographics Handout

October 18th - Introduction to ArcGIS Online

Intro to ArcGIS Online Presentation

Intro to ArcGIS Handout

October 25th - ArcGIS Story Maps

Intro to StoryMaps Presentation

Intro to StoryMaps Handout

Click Here for Spring Workshop Recordings (password: sp2022gis!)

February 1st - Introduction to ArcGIS Online

Intro to AGOL Presentation

Intro to AGOL Handout

February 8th - Find and Create Spatial Data

Spatial Data Presentation

Spatial Data Handout

February 15th - Spatial Analysis with ArcGIS Online

AGOL Spatial Analysis Presentation

AGOL Spatial Analysis Handout

February 22nd - Advanced Web Mapping and Visualization

Advanced Mapping Presentation

Advanced Mapping Handout

March 1st - App Your Map with Web AppBuilder

Web AppBuilder Presentation

Web AppBuilder Handout

March 15th - Introduction to ArcGIS StoryMaps

StoryMaps Presentation

StoryMaps Handout

March 22nd - Instant Apps and More

Instant Apps Presentation

Instant Apps Handout

March 29th - Collect Data in the Field with Survey 123 

Survey 123 Presentation

Survey 123 Handout

Sorry, we don't have a recording for this session. Please refer to the resources in the handout, and let us know if you have questions.

September 7th - Making Your First Map in ArcGIS Pro

September 14th - Georeferencing with ArcGIS Pro

September 21 - Getting Your Data on Map

September 28 - Geocoding: Mapping Addresses

October 5 - Editing With ArcGIS Pro

October 12 - Easy Demographics

October 19 - Intro to ArcGIS Online

Introduction to ArcGIS Online Presentation

October 25 - ArcGIS StoryMaps

StoryMaps Presentation

StoryMaps Handout

February 9th - Intro to ArcGIS Online

Intro to ArcGIS Online Presentation 

February 16th - Find and Create Spatial Data

Find and Create Data Presentation

Find and Create Data Handout

February 23rd - Spatial Analysis with ArcGIS Online

Spatial Analysis with AGOL Handout

Spatial Analysis with AGOL Presentation 

March 2nd - Advanced Web Mapping and Visualization

Advanced Web Mapping Handout

Advanced Web Mapping Presentation

**March 9th - Break Day, No Workshop!

Enjoy a short break. We'll see you next week!

March 16th - App Your Map with Web AppBuilder

Web App Builder Presentation

Web App Builder Handout

March 23rd - Introduction to ArcGIS StoryMaps

StoryMaps Presentation

StoryMaps Handout

March 30th - Location Analytics with ArcGIS Insights

Insights Presentation

Insights Handout

April 6th - Collect Data in the Field with Survey 123

Survey 123 Presentation

Survey 123 Handout

2020 Fall GIS Workshop Series, Docs and Links

Our GIS workshops will be virtual this semester and require registration (links below). 

September 9th - Making Your First Map with ArcGIS Pro

September 16th - Putting Old maps and Aerial Photos on Your Map: Georeferencing in ArcGIS Pro

September 23rd - Getting Your Data on a Map

September 30th - Points on Your Map: Street Addresses and More Spatial Things

October 7th - Taking Control of Your Spatial Data: Editing in ArcGIS Pro 

October 14th - Easy Demographic

October 21st - Introduction to ArcGIS Online

October 28th - ArcGIS StoryMaps

Living Atlas of the World

ArcGIS Online Analysis

Advanced Web Mapping and Visualization

StoryMaps

Intro to the New StoryMaps