GIS Fundamentals – IV (Digitization)
February 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
This is the fourth workshop in a series of workshops we are offering this semester on the fundamentals of GIS. Each workshop covers one or two key elements of GIS and is self-contained. The focus is on conceptual details that can provide sufficient preparation for applications, but we will also touch upon the technical aspects. Most workshops will have at least one hands-on exercise. Typically, each workshop is divided into one hour of lecture-style presentation and half an hour of hands-on exercises. Unless mentioned otherwise, we will use R.
In many fields old paper maps and images provide historical and time series information and need to be digitized with spatially explicit coordinates. In this workshop we will develop a basic understanding of how to efficiently digitize paper maps and images that contain spatial information. We will use ArcGIS and R for the hands-on part.