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Preparing Data for GIS Projects

Preparing Data for GIS Projects Online

A lot of spatial data is readily available in tools like ArcGIS Online but some data, especially tabular data, requires preprocessing to use in a GIS project. This workshop will demonstrate how to clean and manipulate tabular datasets, provide tips and strategies for organizing your data for specific types of analysis and tools, and work through how to join tabular data which is a common process in GIS projects. This workshop is open to all levels of experience and all disciplines. 

We will use Google Sheets and ArcGIS Online in the examples, so attendees should have access to these two tools if you want to follow along with the examples.

To access ArcGIS Online, use the following steps:

1. Open a browser and navigate to https://carnegiemellon.maps.arcgis.com/ 

2. Click Carnegie Mellon University and login using your Andrew ID. Follow the process through.

3. Make sure you are connected to the CMU’s organizational account.


Tuesday, February 14, 2023
11:00am - 12:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Virtual Workshop
  Spatial and GIS     Working With Data  
This is a virtual event. A URL to participate will be sent via a reminder email 24 hours before the event.
Registration has closed.

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Jessica Benner
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Lencia Beltran

Open Science Program Coordinator