New York Demographic Analysis Workshop Announcement - One Day Workshop
When: May 12th, 13th or 14th 2004* ( One day workshop ) *Can't make
these dates? Learn more about our "virtual" version of this workshop.
Where: The Career Center Computer Lab, 185 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
Fee: $225 for credit card at the time of sign up, $249 regular price
How To Register? Visit http://www.smartgirltechnologies.com or call us toll free
The Local Demographic Analysis Workshop (LDAW) will teach you to extract,
query, download, analyze, map and present 2002-1990 demographic data for
NYC and surrounding communities. Such data can provide grant writers,
social researchers and community planners with powerful tools for analyzing
Participants receive a comprehensive workbook that includes the workshop
presentation, exercises, reference materials and a valuable Demographic
Data Resource CD. This CD includes useful GIS tools such as ArcExplorer and
several shapefiles for all communities in the United States. Also included
is the 2003 US Statistical Abstract which includes an extensive selection
of statistics for the United States, with selected data for states,
metropolitan areas and cities. See a detailed description & agenda
This workshop will:
Teach you to extract, query, download, analyze, map and present 2000-1990
Census and 2002 American Community Survey data that includes Income,
Race/Ethnicity, Age, Housing, Language and Transportation;
Teach you to construct a Local Community Change Profile. The Profile is
comprised of 25 key demographic variables and customized for NYC and a
Census tract within NYC (participants may also substitute their own
Teach you analytical, demographic and spatial analysis techniques including
commonly used mathematical formulas to transform raw data into compelling
Teach you about Census geography including common problems such as working
with non-Census boundaries, analyzing change over time despite boundary
changes and how to use new mapping functionality recently built in to
Provide you with an extensive LDAW workbook that includes the a copy of the
presentation, exercises, exercise answers and written reference materials;
Provide a valuable Demographic Data Resource CD that includes useful GIS
tools such as ArcExplorer, a free map browser produced by ESRI;
Provide several boundary shapefiles such as tracts, counties, cities,water
and school district boundaries for the entire United States;
Learn techniques to present data in clear, compelling ways in terms of
tabular, graphical and spatial data.
View Workshop Participants' Comments:
New York Governor's Office For Small Cities, , NYC, 2003
"It was extremely useful to see the application of real data and performing
meaningful demographic analysis. The workshop was easy to follow, not
bogged down with theory, very user friendly."
City Harvest, NYC, 2002
"Thanks a lot! I will definitely use these analysis techniques to enhance
grant proposals and presentations."
NYU Institute for Education and Social Policy, NYC, 2002
"This workshop presented a clear and precise overview. It was very useful!"
Action for Boston Community Development, Boston, MA 2003
"The materials were excellent and what I liked best about the course was
that it was hands on. The class was very helpful and useful."
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Portland, Oregon. For more information about the workshop, who we are and
what we do, check out our website at http://www.smartgirltechnologies.com.
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