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Data Services Class Descriptions

Information, materials, and schedules for all currently offered Data Services classes.
ArcGIS Pro is a software package for geospatial analysis. This tutorial covers the definition of GIS, data finding using NYU’s Spatial Data Repository (SDR), some differences between ArcGIS Pro and the older ArcMap software, visualizing spatial data in a thematic map and exporting that map in different file formats.

Computer workstations with ArcGIS Pro installed are available for in-person tutorials in Bobst 617. For remote tutorials, while some patrons decide to approach tutorials as a demonstration of the software, other patrons approach tutorials with a more “hands-on” approach and wish to interact with the software during the tutorial. If the latter is the case, we recommend referencing our supported software page for additional information on accessing/downloading the software prior to the tutorial.  Please note that for all ArcGIS-related tutorials (Introduction to ArcGIS-Pro and Introduction to StoryMaps), an ESRI account is required independent of whether the tutorial is remote or in-person. Please request an ESRI account through Data Services upon registering for an ArcGIS-related tutorial.

Duration: 90 min

Room description:

Some tutorials are held remotely and require NYU sign on to access, while others are held in person, without a remote component. Please note the correct modality and location of the tutorial when registering

Prerequisites: No prior knowledge of GIS is required to attend.
Skills Taught / Learning Outcomes:
  • Define GIS and its uses.
  • Explore the ArcGIS Pro interface and how it differs from ArcMap
  • Explore the NYU SDR and learn about spatial data.
  • Create a thematic GIS map using spatial data from NYU’s SDR
  • Visually analyze patterns on a GIS map.
  • Share thematic GIS maps.
Class Materials:
Related Classes:

GIS/Mapping Tools and Services

Introduction to ArcGIS Deskop (ArcMap)

Introduction to Story Maps / ArcGIS Online

Additional Training Materials: Contact for access to Esri E-Learning courses

Upcoming sessions for this tutorial