Grid-based Map Analysis Techniques and GIS Modeling Workshop
March 19-21, 2008

This introductory workshop will develop a conceptual framework and overview of Geotechnology and Map Analysis. At a basic level, Geotechnology combines layers of information about a place to give you a better understanding of that place. Discussion will focus on several techniques for spatial analysis and spatial data mining using numerous examples from various disciplines. Materials presented encapsulate numerous Beyond Mapping columns by the facilitator, Dr. Joseph Berry, a Keck Scholar in Geosciences at the University of Denver and Special Faculty at Colorado State University. These columns were published in GeoWorld magazine.

Sessions will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and will include a buffet lunch and snacks each day. Eligible faculty will receive stipends ($450) for participation all three days. Alternatively, faculty can choose to attend specific sessions. All participants will receive Textbook/software: Map Analysis: Understanding Spatial Patterns and Relationships, by Joseph K. Berry (GeoTec Media, 2007) with companion CD containing further reading and MapCalc Learner software used in the hands-on exercises.

All faculty are invited. No level of GIS knowledge is assumed, although expertise will not disqualify you. Please sign up by contacting Wei-Hsin Fu.

This workshop is supported by an ENTS grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, NSF-funded QuIRK, HHMI-funded CISMI, and the Dean of the College. For more information, please contact Tsegaye H. Nega).