Is your transit agency interested in upping your GIS analysis or map-making skills? Are you looking for free GIS tools that will help make your transit planning better? If so, this workshop may be for you!

This hands-on workshop for transit agency staff with prior GIS experience will bring together experts and participants to dive into:
  • Exploring the 2020 Census: US Census geographies, how they change over time, and techniques for standardization
  • Using GIS to Advance Equity: Developing indices to evaluate demographic characteristics for use in analyses of equitable distribution of transit services
  • How to Create Compelling Transit Maps: Advanced design techniques including multivariate maps, feature blending, and map series
Each of these topics will be illustrated using sample data and scenarios and engaging, hands-on activities that will allow participants to explore the concepts and tools they can apply to their home systems.

Prerequisite: Workshop attendees should be able to perform basic tasks using GIS; completion of the N-CATT Free GIS Tools for Transit Analysis and Map-Making course is highly recommended.
The main focus of this workshop is for transit agency staff with experience in GIS. The majority of workshop instruction will be based in QGIS, a freely available mapping program. 

The workshop will include three virtual two-hour sessions, each from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Eastern, held three Tuesdays in a row: April 11, April 18, and April 25, 2023.
The workshop will include optional take-home activities to maximize participants' learning opportunities. 

The following pages of this registration form include several survey questions. Your responses will give us valuable input to make the workshop as relevant as possible to you and your agency.

We appreciate the broad interest that exists around this topic. However, this workshop is formatted for transit agency practitioners to allow them to freely exchange ideas and discuss best practices. Because N-CATT is a technical assistance center funded by the FTA to support small-urban, rural, and tribal transit agencies, registration priority will be given to small-urban, rural, and tribal transit agencies. Other agencies, members of the private sector, and transit advocacy groups who are interested in the workshop will be placed on the waiting list, with access to the workshop based on availability. 

Space is limited, register ASAP to reserve your spot!

If you have questions regarding the event content or registration, please contact Andrew Carpenter at 

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* 1. Will you attend the workshop?