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Data Services Class Descriptions

Information, materials, and schedules for all currently offered Data Services classes
A geographic information system (GIS) helps you to visualize data and create information to solve problems and make decisions. This tutorial covers the definition of GIS, different GIS applications available at NYU, and GIS data sources including NYU’s Spatial Data Repository (SDR).


Duration: 60 min

Room description:

As our global pandemic continues, 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 desktop GIS interfaces.
  • Explore online GIS interfaces.
  • Explore the NYU SDR.
Class Materials:
Related Classes:

Introduction to ArcGIS (ArcMap)

Introduction to ArcGIS Pro

Introduction to Story Maps / ArcGIS Online

Introduction to QGIS

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

Upcoming sessions for this tutorial