TDL GIS Interest Group Webinar Series

The Texas Digital Library GIS Interest Group is excited to bring you a new webinar series starting Fall 2020. All webinars in the series will be free and open to anyone who is interested.

Please save the dates for these upcoming webinars. Registration info will be coming soon!

Our first webinar will be Wednesday, September 30th.

Previous webinars

Striving for FAIR Geospatial Data

Thursday, March 18th | 1-2pm CST

Nathaniel Dede-Bamfo (Texas State University), Jessica Trelogan (University of Texas at Austin), John Watts (Texas A & M University)

Geospatial data are a valuable product of research with potential for sharing and reuse that can be especially powerful for maximizing resources and accelerating the pace of scientific discovery. However, the complex structures, myriad formats, and unique dependencies of GIS technologies, data, and metadata can create barriers to making them findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR). In this webinar, presenters will discuss how geospatial data can be aligned with FAIR principles and how librarians can support this effort in concert with researchers.

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GIS Day PechaKucha

Wednesday, January 27th | 12-1:30pm CST

Register here.

GIS and geospatial data services are popping up in academic libraries and archives all over Texas! Is your institution part of the trend? We want to hear about it! Texas Digital Library’s GIS Interest Group is hosting a “PechaKucha Day” to share experiences, plans, and ideas about how libraries and archives are supporting and promoting GIS activities throughout the state.

Whether you’re already offering a full suite of GIS services, planning a one-off event, trying to get some maps online, or are just beginning to imagine how you might make use of GIS technologies, we want to hear from YOU. We invite you to share your work and ideas in what we hope will be an informal, fast-paced, and FUN virtual show-and-tell.

PechaKucha traditionally include presentations of 20 images, with 20 seconds commentary on each. In other words…presentations are meant to be LIGHTNING FAST and not very in-depth. Think “talk less, show more.”  See some examples here:

Please use this form to submit your name, institution, and a brief description of what you’d like to share with us (by Wednesday 1/13.). Slides (20 images by 20 seconds each!) should be submitted no later than Wednesday 1/20.  

Any questions should go to Jessie

Register here.

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Hands-On Tableau Desktop: Mapping the 2016 Presidential Election

Tuesday, January 12th | 11am-12pm CST
Joshua Been, Baylor University

Participants of this introductory webinar will gain hands-on experience generating interactive maps and map-centric dashboards using Tableau Desktop. The content we will focus on during this webinar will be 2016 Presidential election results by voter tabulation district in Texas and Census data from the American Community Survey. (Unfortunately, it is too early to obtain 2020 results by VTD. Stayed tuned for future mapping workshops when 2020 data is released.)

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GIS Library Services: Models for Academic Libraries

Tuesday, October 27th | 11am-12pm CST
Michael Shensky, University of Texas at Austin
Joshua Been, Baylor University
Diane Lopez, University of Texas at San Antonio

In this webinar we will discuss GIS and educational services, data support, access to software and hardware, GIS community development on campus, research support, and promotion of GIS services.

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Intro to GIS

Wednesday, September 30th | 11am-12pm CST
Michael Shensky, University of Texas at Austin
Nathaniel Dede-Bamfo, Texas State University
Cynthia Henry, Texas Tech University

Join us for our first GIS Interest Group webinar! In this webinar we will touch on basic GIS concepts, in particular we will address the following topics:

  • What is GIS
  • GIS Models
  • GIS data types
  • GIS software platforms

This webinar will also include software demonstrations focused on GIS in physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

View Slides | Recording


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