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Newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

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

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.)

Test your connection: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/go/connectpro_overview

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Last updated on Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016

Funded under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012340 with the University of Maryland, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, and awarded by the DHHS, NIH, National Library of Medicine.