Esri (GIS) Mapping Tool Webinar
Thursday, October 28th
5:00 - 6:00 PM Central
“A picture is worth a thousand words”, as the saying goes. In the mathematical modeling world, a visualization of the data can be worth a thousand words – and more. With the open theme of the MTFC, narrowing down a project topic requires seeing where there is risk to investigate further. How can seeing a geographic map of data help a researcher inform and narrow down a topic to study further? The Modeling the Future Challenge is excited to be able to collaborate with Esri (Environmental Systems Research Institute) and offer MTFC teams free licenses to the ArcGIS software for their MTFC projects and research this Challenge Season. A geographic information system (GIS) is a system that creates, manages, analyzes, and maps all types of data. GIS connects data to a map, integrating location data (where things are) with all types of descriptive information (what things are like there).
This webinar will include a live demo of the ArcGIS software with educational experts at Esri and exploration of a sample MTFC Project Proposal to demonstrate how this tool can be used by teams in telling effective data stories in their MTFC projects.