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Beyond the SEA – Harnessing the Power of GIS: Tips on Getting Started – September 18, 2013

September 18, 2013 – Recording Available – https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p8x5f1iw5g8/

Time: 12 Noon ET

Presentation: Harnessing the Power of GIS: Tips on Getting Started

Presenter: Julie Spangler, GISP Senior GIS Analyst, JMT Technology Group, Baltimore, MD and Adjunct Faculty Member, Geospatial Applications Program, Community College of Baltimore County.
Julie is a Senior GIS Analyst with 14 years of experience in database and information management. She holds a Master of Science in Applied Information Technology, a Bachelor of Science in Geography and Environmental Planning, and a Professional Certificate in Database Management Systems, all from Towson University.

Summary: A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a powerful tool for analyzing data to better understand relationships, patterns and trends. Because GIS is used across a broad spectrum of industries, it can also seem very confusing and challenging to implement and support.  The purpose of this webinar will be to:

  • Offer a basic understanding of the technology and framework
  • Investigate some of the primary sources for readily available basemap data
  • Discuss how to evaluate basemap data for use in health investigations
  • Highlight some uses and applications of GIS within the health field
  • Outline a course of action to learn more

What do you need to join this conference?

  • A computer (with Flash installed)
  • A telephone

How do I connect?

  • Go to this URL: http://webmeeting.nih.gov/beyondthesea/
  • Enter as a Guest
  • Sign in with your first and last name
  • Follow the instructions in the meeting room to have Adobe Connect call your phone (this is the preferred way; however, if you have an extension or for some other reason cannot let Adobe connect call you phone, call 1-800-605-5167 and enter the participant code 816440 when prompted.)

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