Upcoming Workshop at UCGIS led by Dr. Arthur Lembo, SpatialSQL: A Language for Geographers

May 19, 2015 by ESRGC

Dr. Arthur Lembo, Technical Director for the ESRGC, will be giving a workshop entitled SpatialSQL: A Language for Geographers at the University Consortium of GIS (UCGIS) Annual Conference on May 27th in Alexandria Virginia.

The workshop is geared toward geographers with minimal or moderate computer skills, and will emphasize the power of spatial SQL by showing the principles behind spatial SQL, and how very simple, English-like SQL statements can solve standard data manipulation tasks for statistical analysis, data aggregation, and relationships.

This will be a hands-on workshop where the students will work alongside the instructor to actually write spatial SQL queries using a real world data set. Attendees should bring their laptop so they can install a minimalistic GIS tool that uses spatial SQL. At the end of the workshop, attendees will appreciate this easy to use and underutilized toolset at their disposal, and recognize how simple it is to leverage the power of SQL for GIS tasks.

Information about the workshop can be found at the UCGIS website: http://ucgis.org/event-item/workshops-0