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Geographical Information System (GIS): GIS Tutorials

This guide contains GIS office hours, tutorials, sources and platforms

ArcGIS Online, Web Map and StoryMap Creation Tutorial

Attention: AGOL use credit and each member will receive 1000 credits. To find out how AGOL use credits please refer to Understand Credits. Please be aware, the geocoding process may consume many credits, please email me if you have any questions. 

  Tutorial Program
1 ArcGIS Online (Classic Map Viewer) Tutorial ArcGIS Online
2 ArcGIS Online (New Map Viewer) Tutorial ArcGIS Online
3 Census Data acquisition and wrangling into ArcGIS Pro ArcGIS Pro
4 ArcGIS Online Group Collaboration ArcGIS Online
5 Download ArcGIS Extension for Adobe Creative Cloud (open maps in Adobe Illustrator) ArcGIS Online & Pro

To Schedule a GIS consultation session please go to: https://subjectguides.lib.neu.edu/gis and use the bottom to book an appointment. 

 

Recommended GIS course on ESRI Training and GIS Lesson Gallery: 

Common skills for working with data in ArcGIS Pro

Get started with ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud

Build an Interactive Dashboard

 
 
 

ArcGIS Online (Classic Map Viewer) Tutorial

1- ArcGIS Online (Classic Map Viewer) Tutorial

Project outline: an institution is planning to hold a workshop in Boston. The project owner is looking for those neighborhoods with larger population to hold the workshop in the neighborhood library. 

What we create: 1- Creating a map of Boston neighborhoods. 2- Locating public libraries of the neighborhoods (data available in a CSV table with the latitude and longitude of the libraries). 3- We also have a table containing the address of two YMCA 's of Boston which needs to be mapped and symbolized by their capacity. 4- We also received a table which contains the neighborhood's population which needs to be mapped and visualized. 5- Symbolizing neighborhoods based on their populations (joining a table to a map layer).  6- Publishing map. 7- Creating a story map for the project owner.

The New Map Viewer of AGOL is out of beta, but the ability to create maps is limited in this version, for now I encourage the use of Map Viewer Classic. Trouble accessing the Map Viewer Classic? follow the instructions at AGOL Classic Map Viewer (link)

 

ArcGIS Online Workshop Materials and Lecture: 

Workshop Materials (instruction and files): LINK

Video recordings of the lecture are available below, or if you prefer to read the instructions you can find the step-by-step instructions at: ArcGIS Online General Instruction  

AGOL Lecture/ must know materials: Video recording at LINK or on Canvas at LINK

 AGOL Map Creation Part 1: Video recording at LINK or on Canvas at LINK

AGOL Map Creation Part 2: Video recording at LINK or on Canvas at LINK

 Story Map creation: Video recording at LINK

ArcGIS Online (New Map Viewer) Tutorial

2- ArcGIS Online (New Map Viewer) Tutorial

Project outline: a bootcamp of “English as a Second Language” is planning to hold in the public libraries of Boston neighborhoods. The organizer needs your help to select a couple of libraries which are located within reach of a T station.
They provided a table -Public_Libraries- contains public libraries of Boston neighborhood with their latitude and longitude.

What we create: 1- Creating a map of Boston neighborhoods. 2- Locating public libraries of the neighborhoods (data available in a CSV table with the latitude and longitude of the libraries). 3- Mapping MBTA stations. 4- We are going to consider a 0.4 mile (about 500 meters) a walkable distance and create a walkable distance around each station (geoprocessing buffer tool) 5- Run summarize analysis to find libraries which fall into the walkable distance from a T station.  6- Publishing map. 7- Creating a story map for the project owner.

The step-by-step instruction is available at:  AGOL New Map Viewer Step-by-Step Instruction

The Boston Public Libraires file can be find at: Public_libraries

Census Data acquisition and wrangling into ArcGIS Pro

3- Census Data acquisition and wrangling into ArcGIS Pro

Finding and understanding Census data can be challenging. We want to create a population map for Boston with the population of American Indian and Alaska Native alone. A generic vector file such as a shapefile normally can be found online for various geographic boundaries, but it may not contain the population or race information. In this assignment we will learn about adding population and race date to a map.

The United States Census Bureau reports data by various political and statistical geographic units which are designed to be mappable. 

You can find the step-by-step instructions at: Census Data Acquisition and Wrangling into ArcGIS Pro

To Schedule a GIS consultation session please go to: https://subjectguides.lib.neu.edu/gis and use the bottom to book an appointment. If it doesn’t work for you, feel free to email me at b.sanaiemovahed@northeastern.edu to schedule an appointment.

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617-373-6298

AGOL Group Collaboration

Working in a group creating ArcGIS Online project? Collaborating on an AGOL webmap or an application? Please contact Bahare to be assigned to an AGOL collaboration group. 

Please find the instruction to share content in a group read AGOL Collaboration and Group Access

AGOL General Instruction

This document contains general instruction to create an ArcGIS Online map: ArcGIS Online General Instruction

ArcGIS Extension for Adobe