National Network of Libraries of Medicine
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Location: Knowing Where We Are - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Class Details

Join us as we host Bahare Sanaie-Movahed, the Geographic Information Systems Specialist from Northeastern University Libraries as we investigate geographic information systems (GIS). Explore how to visualize data using various software platforms and programs for mapping data. We will explain why we visualize data. How to map data using various programs. Learn how to demystify location data terms and geospatial vocabulary. There will be examples of data mapping projects that have been used to improve health impacts and save money.

By the end of the class you will be able to define data layers. Be able to explain components of the data mapping workflow. You will be introduced to tools and resources to collect and map health data that can be used to empower communities and individuals.
Recording available:

Class Date:
Region/Office: National, NER
Jan 17, 2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM ET
Karen Coghlan, Education and Outreach Coordinator
Continuing Education Credits: 


The New England e-Science webinar series is intended to increase awareness of Research Data Management topics and resources. The series aims to support RDM within the library to better serve librarians and their institutional communities. Topics include, but are not limited to, understanding a library’s role in RDM, getting started, innovative solutions to challenges, data management planning, sharing and different RDM tools.

Each session will include separate objectives based on the featured webinar presenter. Attendee participation will be possible through the WebEx platform chat features and other electronic methods designed by the guest presenter. Sessions are recorded, closed captioned, and posted for later viewing.

Each session will last approximately 1 hour and 1 MLA CE contact hour will be offered per session. CE contact hours will only be available during the live presentations of the webinar.



  • Explain how a tool or resource can be utilized within Research Data Management

  • Illustrate and discuss potential role(s) in which librarians or libraries can support Research Data Management at their institutional communities