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GIS Tips & Tricks: Mapping XY Data

This workshop will introduce basic concepts of geographic coordinate system and projections. Attendees will learn how to map XY (latitude/longitude) data available as table or raw data (e.g. .txt or csv file).

Software Used: Esri ArcGIS for Desktop and ArcGIS Online


This workshop covers:

  • projection and coordinate systems
  • transforming tabular into spatial data
  • converting Degrees, Minutes and Seconds into Decimal Degrees (DMS►DD)
  • common mistakes and how to correct them
  • symbology

Before you come

This workshop is designed for attendees who have the following:

  • Use Lab PC or bring your own laptop - Windows or iOS welcome
  • You may only observe the demos and practice later

Please email gishelp@yale.edu with any questions about this workshop.

Related LibGuide: Geographic Information Systems at Yale by Miriam Olivares

Friday, October 19, 2018
12:00pm - 12:45pm
17 Hillhouse: Library classroom, 07
Science Hill
  Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI)     Data     GIS & Geospatial Workshops     Science     Social Science     Web-mapping  
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Miriam Olivares