GIS workshop on wednesday at ASC meetings
rob parker is conducting a 3-hour workshop on geographic information systems at next week's american society of criminology meetings. i'm not sure whether space remains available, but rob is a great scholar and teacher -- it should be a terrific introduction to gis, mapping, and spatial analysis.
Are you going to the ASC meetings in November? Would you like to learn more about how GIS, Mapping and Spatial Analysis can enhance your research, teaching, and outreach? Robert Nash Parker will be offering a 3 hour workshop on GIS, Mapping, and Spatial Analysis based on my new book, GIS and Spatial Analysis for the Social Sciences: Coding, Mapping, and Modeling (Routledge, 2008). Learn to solve geocoding problems efficiently and effectively. Develop maps that display multiple types of data yet have the visual impact no table or model can. Get a concise and accessible introduction to Spatial Modeling techniques and Spatial Statistics. Get a chance to buy the new book, which comes with free software and data, at 20% off the retail price, with no shipping costs, autographed by the author! All of this can be available to you for only $25.00, literally hundreds less than comparable commercial GIS workshops. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, November 12, 2008, at the Crowne Plaza Downtown St. Louis Hotel, 200 North 4th Street, a block from the ASC Convention Marriott and Hilton headquarters Hotels. The workshop will be held from 9 AM until noon. Handouts will be included in the price that provide step by step instructions for a number of geocoding, map making, and spatial modeling examples, based on materials from GIS and Spatial Analysis for the Social Sciences; copies of the book will be available for purchase (check or cash accepted), for $40.00, more than a 20% discount. To register for the workshop, email Rob Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org. Admission to the workshop without an advance email reservation will be based on availability and on a first come, first serve basis.