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GeoHack 101: Map Government Data in 30 Minutes In-Person

Discover geospatial technologies through modern data mapping. Explore why these tools are favored for creating interactive, insightful maps. Uncover the art of georeferencing government maps and transforming tabular US Census data into insightful maps, all in just 30 minutes. Get a taste of the possibilities and set the stage for your web-based GIS exploration.

Software Used: Yale ArcGIS Online. Please bring your laptop to follow the hands-on mapping exercise.  


  • Exploring Web GIS: Immerse yourself in the world of web-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with a concise overview through dynamic hands-on activities.
  • Georeferencing Essentials: Acquire fundamental skills in aligning historical government maps with modern digital landscapes.
  • Mapping Census Insights: Dive into the process of transforming tabular US Census Bureau data into informative and engaging maps.
    Note: The instructor will remain in the classroom until 4 p.m. to discuss your mapping and data needs. 

Before you join this session

  • Attendees do not need prior knowledge.

Please email gishelp@yale.edu with any questions about this workshop.
LOCATION: Marx Library. Seminar Room S57 (Lower Level.)

Related LibGuide: Geographic Information Systems at Yale by Miriam Olivares

Thursday, September 14, 2023
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Seminar Room S57 (Lower Level)
Science Hill
  Data Visualization     GIS & Geospatial     Marx Science and Social Science Library  
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Miriam Olivares