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Overview of the IndianaMap
Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 2:00-3:30pm EST

Navigating the Census Bureau’s American FactFinder
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 2:00-3:00pm EST - NEW DATE!

An Overview of the Google Map API and Fusion Tables
Thursday, March 14, 2013, 2:00-3:00pm EDT

Spatial Epidemiology Studies: Tools for Discovering Health and Environmental Risk Factors
Thursday, April 25, 2013, 2:00-3:00 EDT

GIS for Crime Analysis
Wednesday, June12, 2013, 2:00-3:00 EDT - NEW DATE!

Register today at www.igic.org/training
The Polis Center at IUPUI is offering two SAVI classes scheduled over the next few weeks.

SAVI Level 1: How to Use the SAVI Website

SAVI Level 1 "How to Use the SAVI Website" is scheduled for Thursday July 19th 8:30am -noon. The class will be held at The Polis Center.

Prerequisites: None

This is a fast-paced overview of SAVI's contents and tools. It will describe the data available in SAVI and how to use the search tools in SAVI to find the data you need. It will provide step-by-step instructions on how to use the tools that SAVI-Interactive provides for exploring communities, including community profiles, the "build your own custom community tool," and interactive maps, charts, and tables. This module also explores potential uses of SAVI, including examples of how SAVI is being used by organizations in Central Indiana. This course is required for all courses in Level 2 and above.

Registration is required to attend the class. You may register by visiting
http://www.polis.iupui.edu/Training/Training.aspx?CourseID=2722, by calling 317-274-2455, or by sending an email to polis@iupui.edu. We hope you can join us.

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SAVI Level 3: Basic Analysis Techniques

SAVI Level 3 - "Basic Analysis Techniques" is scheduled for Monday July 23rd 1:30pm - 4:00pm. The class will be held at The Polis Center.

Prerequisite: SAVI Level 1

This course introduces participants to basic concepts and considerations when analyzing data, including understanding data limitations, appropriate uses of data, and making meaning out of data. You will learn how to interpret maps and charts, how to select the appropriate parameters of your data, and how to analyze change over time. This workshop provides an important foundation in using and understanding data that is necessary for the level 4 workshops.

The class will be taught by Tammy Butler Robinson, currently one of the owners and managing principals of Engaging Solutions, LLC. Tammy has a strong background in public policy and data collection and analysis, expertise in public finance and management, and a deep commitment to improving communities. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree from Ball State University as a fellow of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Registration is required to attend the class. You may register by visiting
http://www.polis.iupui.edu/Training/Training.aspx?CourseID=2724, by calling 317-274-2455, or by sending an email to polis@iupui.edu. We hope you can join us.


As with all SAVI training, these courses are free of charge.

Contributed By: Kevin Mickey
The Polis Center at IUPUI
Indianapolis, Indiana

The Polis Center is offering an Esri certified ArcGIS 10 Desktop III: GIS Workflows and Analysis course at the special price of $650.00 to all participants, a savings of $350.00 when compared to the normal $1,000.00 course fee. This course will be offered at the Polis Center training facility in Indianapolis, Indiana on Thursday, April 12 and Friday, April 13, 2012 from 8:30-4:30 each day. Call 317-274-2455 to register.

Description:
Advance your ArcGIS Desktop skills in this course that teaches how and when to apply ArcGIS tools to create an efficient workflow that supports GIS analysis. Working with data stored in a geodatabase, you will organize and prepare data for analysis, create geoprocessing models, and work through a challenging analysis project. By the end of the course, you will be able to determine which ArcGIS tools and functions to use in a given situation and apply them to your analyses. The skills taught in this course are applicable to all types of GIS analysis.

Goals:
After completing this course, you will be able to
Add data from different sources to a geodatabase
Create and use geodatabase components that maintain data integrity and prevent errors during data creation and editing
Solve common spatial data alignment problems
Use a variety of geoprocessing tools to perform an analysis that supports decision making
Build a complex model to automate an analysis workflow

Who should attend:
GIS analysts, GIS specialists, and other experienced ArcGIS users who want to extend their basic ArcGIS skills in the areas of data creation and editing, geoprocessing models, and GIS analysis.
To register, or learn more, visit www.igic.org/training/seminars.html

Introduction to GIS
Monday, March 12, 1:00-3:30pm EDT
The Nature Conservancy, Efroymson Conservation Center
620 E. Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
FREE

USGS Historical Published Maps
Thursday, March 22nd, 2:00-3:00pm EDT
WEBINAR
FREE

Building an Operational Flex Viewer
Thursday, April 26th, 2:00-3:00pm EDT
WEBINAR
IGIC Members: FREE
Nonmembers: $20

To register, or learn more, visit www.igic.org/training/seminars.html
In collaboration with the Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors (ISPLS), Members of the The Indiana Geographic Information Council (IGIC) presented one full-day and two half-day GIS workshops at the ISPLS Annual Convention on January 20, 2012. The workshop sessions included:

* Indiana GIS Resources for Surveyors Workshop (1/2 day)
* Indiana GIS Local-Resolution Hydrography Workshop (1/2 day)
* Indiana GIS Orthophotography and Elevation Data Workshop (full day)

Over 100 conference goes attended these sessions. Surveyors attending each session earned Continuing Education Credits. IGIC hopes to offer these classes again at other times during the year. For more detailed information and to view the presentations go to http://igic.org/training/ISPLS_Seminars.html


To register, or learn more, visit www.igic.org/training/seminars.html

Using New Census Data: A GIS-Centric Webinar
Wednesday, May 25th, 2:00-3:00pm EDT
WEBINAR
IGIC Members: FREE
Nonmembers: $20


Introduction to GIS
Friday, June 10th, 1:00-3:30pm EDT
The Nature Conservancy, Efroymson Conservation Center
620 E. Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
FREE


GIS in the Cloud - encore presentation!
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2:00-3:30pm EDT
WEBINAR
IGIC Members: FREE
Nonmembers: $20



To register, or learn more, visit www.igic.org/training/seminars.html
“Ride on the Geospatial Revolution” is the theme for ASPRS' 2011 National Conference. This is the closest the national conference has been to Indiana in years, so take advantage of this opportunity. Early Registration ends April 1st. For complete registration information please click on the following link: http://www.asprs.org/milwaukee2011/index.html.
To register, or learn more, visit www.igic.org/training/seminars.html

Grants 101
Thursday, March 31st, 2:00-3:00pm EDT
WEBINAR
IGIC Members: FREE
Nonmembers: $20

GIS in the Cloud
Wednesday, April 27th, 2:00-3:00pm EDT
WEBINAR
IGIC Members: FREE
Nonmembers: $20

Using New Census Data: A GIS-Centric Webinar
Wednesday, May 25th, 2:00-3:00pm EDT
WEBINAR
IGIC Members: FREE
Nonmembers: $20


Introduction to GIS
Friday, June 10th, 1:00-3:30pm EDT
The Nature Conservancy, Efroymson Conservation Center
620 E. Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
FREE


To register, or learn more, visit www.igic.org/training/seminars.html




The Indiana Geographic Information Council (IGIC) is offering a free GIS education opportunity for educators – and those studying to be educators – on March 2, 2011 in Muncie.

GIS is the technology that many teachers use to make social studies, geography and other subjects come alive in the classroom. As part of IGIC’s commitment to education, we have scheduled four sessions just for educators in conjunction with the upcoming Indiana GIS Conference. Time will be devoted to hands-on GIS activities, complete with lesson plans for all age groups. There will also be GIS technology demonstrations as well.

To register, or for more information, please visit:

www.igic.org/conference/teachers.html

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security, in collaboration with The Polis Center at IUPUI, is sponsoring a free, one-day hands-on workshop to be held in Indianapolis.

Monday, April 18, 2011 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
OR
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The workshop will provide a foundation of useful skills for new ArcGIS users who are interested in applying the powerful visualization and analysis tools in GIS in support of emergency management. Participants will learn basic navigation of the ArcGIS software, explore techniques for creating effective maps and learn how to answer questions such as ‘how many buildings are in a floodplain,’ or ‘how many people live close to a chemical spill.’ They will also explore the tools that ArcGIS provides for connecting existing databases to maps and they will be introduced to basic tools for creating and editing new data. The class will conclude with a sampling of the many free GIS data resources available to emergency managers in the Midwest such as those found on the IndianaMap.

Seating in the course is limited so please sign up as soon as possible. You can register online at http://polis.iupui.edu/Training/Default.aspx.

Prerequisites: None