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GW: Mapping Historic Places in QGIS (Virtual)

Date: 
Friday, October 8, 2021 - 10:00 to 11:30
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Mapping Historic Places in QGIS (Virtual)

This workshop is designed to support researchers interested in working with historic maps in a GIS. This includes overlaying historic maps on top of contemporary maps using QGIS software, which should be downloaded in advance of this session.

Participants will receive an introduction to basic geographic concepts and vocabulary and get hands-on instruction importing and working with historic maps in GIS software. Participants will be able to find and access historic digitized map collections at GW and in the Washington DC area; import digitized map image files into a GIS software program; and overlay and work with historic maps in GIS using georeferencing tools. Prior GIS experience may be helpful but is not required.

This workshop is part of the Mapping Your Data workshop series which offers introductory and in-depth sessions working with location data and geographic information systems (GIS) software.

All sessions are free to GW students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

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