Drop in and get assistance with your data or geospatial project. Get help for troubleshooting code, running analysis, visualizing data, and more. No appointment necessary.
In the event these times do not work you can always request assistance by clicking on this link here.
The Data and GIS GIS drop-in hours are a collaboration between NUIT Research Services and Geospatial and Data Services in the Library.
QGIS is a free and open-source cross-platform desktop geographic information system (GIS) application that supports viewing, editing, and analysis of geospatial data. QGIS runs on both Windows and MacOS. In QGIS we will cover the basics of QGIS along with plotting XY data from a spreadsheet.
ArcGIS Professional (ArcGIS Pro) is the latest desktop geospatial analysis software from Esri. ArcPro makes it easier to visualize, edit and analyze your geographic data.
This application is different from ArcMap which you have previously used. In this workshop we will cover how create a project and do some basic map making and spatial analysis.
You will need to download the application and install it. It is available from NUIT here: https://www.it.northwestern.edu/software/secure/index.html
This session will introduce the HathiTrust Digital Library and the special provisions Hathi has put in place to help researchers during the Covid-19 crisis. The HathiTrust is a partnership of academic and research libraries, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world. In addition to the access Hathi regularly provides to over 5 million volumes held in the public domain, Northwestern faculty, students and staff now, through the Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS), have digital access to in-copyright works that the Northwestern libraries physically hold. Workshop leaders will provide an overview of ETAS and what this means for researchers as well as background on the types of materials that can be found in the HathiTrust; tips on accessing Hathi, downloading materials, creating and saving collections, and more.
Have a question about EndNote or Zotero? There's no question too big or small! There will be no presentation in this session, but librarians will be available to give individualized assistance on citation management.
Whether you're a seasoned citation management expert, or are just curious about new tools, stop by our virtual Zoom room anytime during the hour.
Zoom links will be sent to particpants following registration. If you'd like to drop-by but didn't get a chance to register, email BIBSUPPORT@LISTSERV.IT.NORTHWESTERN.EDU to set up a one-on-one consultation.
The workshop will focus on bivariate choropleth mapping techniques. Intended for users who are already familiar with ArcGIS software. If you are new to GIS, please consider taking one of our introduction workshops first (offered during fall, winter, and spring quarters).
Prerequisites: Intended for users who are already familiar with ArcGIS software. New to GIS? Introduction to GIS workshops offered during fall, winter, and spring quarters.
ArcGIS Online is a cloud-based mapping platform that enables users within an organization to access, create and share maps, analyze and visualize data, and build web applications, and more. This workshop is targeted at new users with little to no GIS experience. We will begin with the basics of making a web map, explore the main components of the user interface and their interactions. By the end of the workshop you will have the ability to create and publish a simple web map.