GIS Takes a Summer Vacation from SEL

During typical semesters, SEL has been hosting weekly GIS research assistance. This summer, GIS will take a sabbatical from offering the service at this library branch.

Summer GIS research assistance will  be offered from Monday, May 7 through Saturday, August 25 at…

Central Library Research Desk:

  • Wednesdays: 3-5pm
  • Saturdays:  10-6pm

GIS research assistance will return to SEL for the Fall 2012 semester. Details will be posted at a later date.

SEL Exhibit – GIS Day 2011

This exhibit celebrates GIS Day 2011 by showcasing SEL materials on Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

The exhibit, curated by SEL Librarian Antoinette Nelson, supports the GIS Day celebration held November 16 at the Central Library, which features games, food and workshops as well as:

• Featured presentation by Dr. Andrew Milson
• Hands-on workshop on ESRI’s ArcGIS Online
• GPS geocaching exercise in the Library Mall
• Student GIS research poster presentations

Exhibit Page
Exhibit Flickr Set
GIS Day @ UT Arlington
GIS Day Website

GIS Help Returns for Summer 2011

GIS Librarian Josh Been has been providing weekly GIS assistance at the Science & Engineering Library (SEL) for several years now. Keven Schuck will also be providing this service from now on.

Summer Hours:
Every Thursday
June 9-August 11
1-3 p.m.

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GIS Reference Returns for Summer 2010

GIS Librarian Josh Been has been providing weekly GIS assistance at the Science & Engineering Library (SEL) for several years now.

Summer Hours:
Every Thursday
June 10-August 12
1-3 p.m.

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GIS Day highlights geography, data, vampires

Spatial analysis and vampires are topics covered during GIS Day Wednesday, Nov. 18, in the sixth floor parlor of the Central Library. The programs on global information systems are part of the National Geographic Society’s Geography Awareness Week, Nov. 15-21.

A GIS Research Showcase features how the geographic information system is used around campus. The showcase is set for 11 a.m.-noon and 1-2:30 p.m.

Darren Hayunga, an assistant professor in finance and real estate, will explain GIS use for spatial statistics, spatial econometrics and statistics in research. His talk begins at noon.

Josh Been, GIS librarian, leads the whimsical, hands-on workshop “Vampires in North America: Map Settlements and Migration Patterns” from 3-5 p.m. in B-20/21 of the Central Library. The workshop uses the “Twilight” books for data.

Participants can play games, win prizes and partake of the giant GIS Day cake.

GIS Day is free and open to the public. Register to attend.

Source: MavWire

GIS at SEL Hours Change for Summer 2009

GIS Librarian Josh Been has been providing weekly GIS assistance at the Science & Engineering Library (SEL) for several years now. Recently, he has changed his Thursday afternoon hours from 3:00-5:00pm to the current 5:00-7:00pm.

These hours will remain in effect during the summer (through August 6) and may continue into the fall if the time period seems to be a good fit for all.

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SEL Exhibit — Celebrating Geography Using GIS

SEL invites you to visit a new exhibit, curated by Barbara Howser.

Whether you are biology major with a career goal of becoming an environmental scientist, civil engineering major focusing on transportation research, or environmental engineering graduate student focusing on water and wastewater treatment and modeling, the technology of GIS can bring geography to life for you and show others why geography IS important to them.

See for information about other SEL exhibits.

GIS Meets Civil Engineering in New Hands-on Workshop

The second UT Arlington Library: GIS workshop will take place next Thursday, October 25.  GIS Librarian Josh Been will be joined by Dr. Melanie Sattler, whose research interests include emissions measurement, air quality modeling, and air pollution control technologies.  Using measurements taken from the TCEQ air monitoring stations in North Texas, we will interpolate an estimation layer for the entire region and then analyze road segments using files from the NCTCOG.Everyone is invited to this hands-on workshop!Title: Stuck in Traffic: Find the Road Segments With the Highest Pollution Levels

Date/Time: October 25, 2 – 4pm
Central Library, B20 (basement)
Dr. Melanie Sattler (Civil & Environmental Engineering) & Joshua Been (GIS Librarian)
Description: Learn how Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be used to statistically estimate pollution levels within the DFW metroplex and to then identify the street segments that traverse through the regions with the highest levels. Data sources include pollution measurements from the
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the North Central Texas Council of Governments.

This hands-on workshop requires no GIS or scientific experience. Open to everyone.