Doing Community-Based Research with GIS

  • November 11, 2019 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

The purpose of this workshop is to give a general overview of the process of using GIS in community-based research projects along with various GIS tools and applications that can be utilized when doing this kind of research. In the first half of the workshop, participants will learn about the various factors that need to be taken into consideration when integrating GIS in a community-based research project. Examples of such factors are determining the relationship between the researcher(s) and the community partners, along with choosing the appropriate GIS tools for the project given the context and partnership. Building off the first half, in the second half of the workshop, participants will come up with a framework on integrating GIS for a community-based research topic of their choosing. Finally, this workshop will go over issues of dissemination and sustainability of these projects.

Geography Awareness Week (GAW) is an international event with the goal of highlighting the significance of geography in people’s lives. The Data Services team at the University Libraries will be celebrating the importance of geospatial data and tools with a series of workshops on various topics ranging from open source geographic information systems (GIS), Storymapping, Community GIS, and using Python with spatial data.

Free and open to all.

Anyone who participates in at least two sessions will receive a gift! Follow the Washington University Libraries on Facebook and Twitter (@WUSTLibraries) for GAW updates and use the hashtags #GAWatWashU, #GeoWeek, and #geographyawarenessweek when attending the workshops.

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