In this workshop, we will learn about selection, queries, and spatial joins; and we will cover geoprocessing tools such as dissolve, merge, append, clip, buffer, intersect, union, and erase. We will present address geocoding, and working with street files. Time permitting we will discuss digitizing paper maps, and how to create shapefiles, geoeferencing, and using the editing toolbar. Some prior familiarity with GIS is assumed. We will be using QGIS, a freely available GIS application. Please bring a laptop. If you don’t have one, some laptops will be available to borrow.