Welcome to Geovisual Analytics with ArcGIS Insights
A MDW'2022 workshop presented by the NZ Cartographic Society and NZ Geospatial Research Conference
NZCS and NZGRC are proud to present a joint workshop to be held at Massey University in Wellington on 27-28 August 2022.
MDW'2022: Geovisual Analystics with ArcGIS Insights is designed for anyone wanting to learn geovisual analytics techniques to make data-driven decisions and gain geographic insight from many datasets at once.
The workshop will predominantly comprise guided hands-on exercises to create an environment where participants can learn through experience. ArcGIS will be used throughout to demonstrate how to design and publish your maps. The hands-on exercises will give participants an opportunity to 'get their hands dirty' trying out various techniques. Full materials and data will be supplied for the purposes of the workshop exercises (which you can subsequently take away to work on post-workshop).
Note: this course is bring your own device. Access to ArcGIS Insights will be provided but particpants need to bring a laptop and mouse.
You will learn how to use ArcGIS Insights to:
- Mine multiple datasets (including “big data”)
- Filter out unnecessary or statistically insignificant data
- Answer geographic research questions – visually
- Conduct geospatial and data analysis using an interactive geovisual toolset
- Design and share your data in interactive reports and in Esri StoryMaps
Concepts, techniques and exercises will include:
- Fundamentals: geovisual analytics (i.e., interactive data exploration) and ArcGIS Insights software
- Importing data: all types of datasets – spatial, non-spatial, big-and-small
- Data engineering: pre-processing, cleaning, and data preparation
- Geovisualization: create and explore your datasets via dozens of interactive visualizations and maps
- Geovisual analytics: analyze your datasets and look for connections among them using ArcGIS Insights’ robust, drag-and-drop analytical tools
- Presentation: learn how to design your ArcGIS Insights for public presentation via dashboard report, website, or by embedding your results in an ArcGIS StoryMap.
The goal of this workshop is twofold. First, you will know what geovisual analytics is, why it is useful, and how it can be applied to solve real-world problems. Second, you will leave the workshop with an intermediate-to-advanced ArcGIS Insights skillset, so that you can use this software in the future to help solve your own cartography, GIS, or data science research questions. Most importantly: we promise that you will have fun learning this new toolset and way of analyzing data!
Linda specializes in developing applied approaches to spatial analysis through real examples and applications. She co-authored the ground-breaking UK Environmental Health Atlas and her current work involves the development of Insights for ArcGIS.
Dr. Linda Beale - Group Lead Product Engineer (Location Analytics) at Esri
Linda moved to California from the UK to join Esri in 2011. She was formerly a Research Associate at Imperial College London in the Small Area Health Statistics Unit and she co-authored the ground-breaking UK Environmental Health Atlas. Her background in spatial analysis saw her develop novel techniques for understanding hydrological flow during her PhD; she then went on to explore and analyze spatial epidemiology patterns and processes.
Linda has won numerous awards for the development of a Rapid Inquiry Facility for mapping disease rates. Her current work involves the development of Insights for ArcGIS, which aims to seamlessly blend data analysis with spatial analysis and visualisation techniques. Linda specializes in developing applied approaches to spatial analysis through real examples and applications.
Widely published, Linda has authored numerous papers, book chapters, and presented at national and international conferences. At her occasional cartographic conference presentations she uses her deep understanding of geographical processes to demonstrate effective ways of communicating findings. She has a keen cartographic eye and firmly believes that the map is only one part of a continuum from gathering and understanding data to meaningful analysis and effective presentation.
Dr. Ian Muehlenhaus - Senior Product Engineer (Visualisation) at EsriAfter finishing his PhD in Geography at Penn State University, Ian embarked on more than 15 years' researching, teaching, and writing about cartography and map design. He spent a decade as an Assistant Professor and Programme Director at various universities in the United States, and is now a product engineer on ArcGIS Insights, responding to users’ needs to help make Esri’s intuitive drag-and-drop, geovisual analytics tool even better. Ian also serves as Chair of the ICA Commission on Map Design.
Ian's research background originally focused on persuasive cartography, but his scholarly pursuits also include publications on flow maps, cartographic meaning, higher education pedagogy, and a textbook on web map design. In his spare time, Ian actively participates in research on map-user disorientation with colleagues from the IGN in Paris, and explores the potential ramifications of quantum science on cartography and spatial communication.
No experience with ArcGIS Insights or geovisual analytics is necessary. Layperson knowledge of cartography, GIS, and basic statistics will be useful.
During the workshop we will cover the core concepts underlying geovisual analytics, as well as the intuitive, drag-and-drop user interface of ArcGIS Insights. You will then learn everything you need to know to enhance your current geovisual analytic skills and work on your own projects using ArcGIS Insights or other geovisualization software in the future.
The workshop will be held at Massey University in Wellington. The room location will be announced soon.
This course will run from 09:00 to approximately 17:00 on Saturday, and 09:00 to 13:00 on Sunday. Please arrive at the the venue by 08:45 on Saturday morning to check-in and set up your workstation. Participants will need to bring their own laptop.
The workshop dinner will begin at 18:30 on Saturday.
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Packages & Fees
Workshop registration does not include lunch. There are several eatery options near the venue or participants may bring their own consumables.
* Valid student identification required; discounted student rate does not include the Workshop Dinner
- Workshop participation
- Morning/afternoon refreshments
- Workshop dinner (27 Aug)
Student Registration *
- Workshop participation
- Morning/afternoon refreshments
In the event you are unable to attend the workshop, you may reassign your registration to another person without charge. If requesting a refund, the following rules apply:
- Written cancellation received by 19 August 2022: 90% refund
- No refunds will be given after 19 August 2022