November 17, 2014

Reminder: GIS Day 2014 Mapping Workshops


On Wednesday, November 19, the Ball State University GIS Knowledge Group, in collaboration with Ball State University Libraries, will be hosting GIS Mapping Workshops in honor of National GIS Day.

All workshops will be held in Bracken Library room 224 (the GIS Research and Map Collection) and will be open to students, faculty, and staff. Reservations aren't required but would be appreciated. Please contact Angie Gibson at if you would like to register in advance.

11:00-11:45 a.m., ArcGIS Online
Instructor: Angie Gibson, Ball State University Libraries

This presentation will outline ArcGIS Online features available to faculty, staff and students and explain how to access them. During this session attendees will learn how to:
·         Obtain access to the BSU ArcGIS Online account and set up class groups
·         Add and search for content
·         Use analysis tools within ArcGIS Online
·         Find out what apps are available within ArcGIS Online (Business Analyst Online, ArcGIS Collector, Community Analyst, ArcGIS Pro)

1:00-2:00 p.m., ArcPad Basics
Instructor: Joel Bump, State of Indiana

This high-level demonstration of how to use ArcPad for field inventory will involve:
·         Defining an item that a user would wish to go in the field and inventory
·         Setting up a data file (shapefile) and related form
·         Setting up a basic map for ArcPad
·         Collecting data points
·         Finally bringing the data back to ArcMap

2:00-3:00 p.m., Advanced ArcPad
Instructor: Joel Bump, State of Indiana

This is a discussion on the more advanced topics of ArcPad; it will be more interactive with the audience to answer their questions. Topics may include (depending on the audience questions):
·         Custom Form/Code development
·         Alternative data sources (ArcSDE, ArcServer, ArcGIS Online)
·         Integration of photos and related tables
·         Integration of various hardware options (GPS pucks, range finders, data collectors)
·         Real time or post processing GPS corrections

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David Letterman Speaker - Brian Storm

We are pleased to announce this week's David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop Series presented by multimedia storyteller Brian Storm.

Storm will present at Ball State University in the Student Center Ballroom on Thursday, November 20, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.

November 14, 2014

Outstanding Awards 2014-2015 Call for Nominations

Each year a faculty selection committee selects recipients for nine very significant awards presented to colleagues who have made outstanding contributions to the university community. Please consider nominating colleagues that you know should be recognized by their peers for their important contribution to Ball State.

The coversheet for each category and the Nomination and Screening Process information can be found on the web page of the Office of the Associate Provost.