San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Many law enforcement agencies are using maps and other spatial analysis to help drive decision making. The Crime Analysis with ArcGIS workshop builds upon the introductory skills that a user already has using the ArcGIS software. The workshop will be taught using open source criminal justice data to afford participants the ability to analyze and explore real world data and patterns. While this workshop will be most applicable to analysts who work in law enforcement, current employment by a law enforcement agency is not required. Course Outline: • Data Management & Organization • Field Calculator • Advanced Attribute and Spatial Selections • Geocoding using street centerlines, address points and X,Y data • Basics of Editing Data in ArcGIS (updating attributes, adding attributes, adjusting geometry) • Spatial Analyst & Spatial Statistic Tools o Kernel Density Analysis o Hot Spot Analysis o Change detection o Directional Distributions o Spatial Temporal Moving Average • Basic Use of Model Builder • Analysis Presentation
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Washington College GIS Program
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a way of digitally mapping data in a visual way that allows geographic data to be stored, displayed and analyzed. Geographic Information Systems can be used in a variety of ways, including crime prevention, public health, and historical research.
GIS takes data from spreadsheets and tables and converts them to more visually comprehensible ways, and allows you to work with large quantities of data from a variety of sources. These different sources can be displayed simultaneously as layers of information stacked on top of each other, to allow a more comprehensive understanding of the issue at hand.