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Thursday, January 03, 2008

Orlando Census & GIS Workshops Announced for Mid-January

Calm River Demographics will be offering two upcoming workshops in Orlando, FL in mid-January.

A one day workshop entitled "Demographic Analysis Using the New U.S. Census Data" and a two day workshop entitled "Using Census Data in GIS Mapping".

If interested please register online.

See the following information for full details. For further information about either workshop, please call (800) 707-2256.

Census Workshop
"Demographic Analysis Using the New U.S. Census Data"
January 15th, 2008 - One Day Class
From 9:00 am - 4:30pm
2145 MetroCenter Drive, Suite 150
Orlando, FL 32835

Workshop Cost - $280
Price includes all materials and morning/afternoon snacks.

Workshop Description:

The Census Workshop will teach participants to perform in-depth demographic studies using the recently released 2000 U.S. Census. Participants will learn what information is available on the 2000 Census and how to easily extract the specific data they need. Each student will learn how to present detailed demographic data in compelling new ways.

State and Federal grants increasingly require in-depth demographic study of the population you serve - this hands-on workshop will teach you how to succeed.

A highlight of the workshop is when each student learns to create custom thematic maps showing detailed variations of the demographics within their community. Thematic maps allow students to map their community and “shade” the map to show which neighborhoods have the highest concentrations of numerous demographic variables such as poverty, income, race, age, ancestry, educational attainment, disabilities, etc.

Emphasis will be placed on compiling the race, income, poverty, language, transportation, education, workforce and housing characteristics that are of interest to your unique needs.

GIS Workshop
"Using Census Data in GIS Mapping"
January 16th-17th, 2008 - Two Day GIS Class
From 9:00 am - 4:30pm both days
2145 MetroCenter Drive, Suite 150
Orlando, FL 32835

Workshop Cost - $560
Price includes all materials and morning/afternoon snacks.

The workshop focuses on using Census Data and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in concert. This workshop is specifically designed for those involved in community planning, program design, proposal writing, needs assessments and fundraising.

The class gives you the step by step instructions to map data from your internal databases (anything from an Access Database to an Excel spreadsheet) and then “layer” or shade the map to show detailed Census data.

In other words, the workshop will teach you how to create compelling maps by bringing together:

1) Detailed Census Data - thus “shading” the map for race, poverty, income, education, housing, etc.

2) Internal Database Data - thus creating Points of Interest or “dots” on the map representing specific addresses or locations. Each “dot” can represent a client receiving specific services, a certain type of building, the addresses of donors, etc.

*GIS Class Prerequisites
Prior to taking the Using Census Data in GIS Mapping Workshop we require that you first take the Census 2000 Workshop. You also need intermediate computer skills and a basic understanding of databases or spreadsheets.

During the workshop you will use a copy of ArcView owned by Calm River Demographics. If you do not currently have GIS software, a 60 day evaluation copy of ArcView can be provided to you at no cost after the workshop.

We prefer, however, that participants acquire GIS software such as ArcGIS (ArcView) or MapInfo prior to the workshop. Please contact us if you need additional information.