Mapping Boot Camps
Learn how to uncover interesting news stories by mapping data with geographic information system (GIS) software during our intensive mini-boot camps and receive a free copy of ArcGIS Desktop.
IRE and NICAR conducts this hands-on training using the latest version of ArcView GIS. We will look at noteworthy stories that have used mapping and show you how to uncover stories using census and other data. The sessions will include address geocoding, thematic mapping, overlaying and spatial analysis.
Participants should have basic knowledge in using relational database programs such as Microsoft Access.
NICAR is a joint program of IRE and the Missouri School of Journalism.
Attendees of the bootcamp have the option to receive the following discounts from ESRI.
ArcGIS Desktop includes first year call-in technical support and upgrades at no cost to Boot Camp attendees. ArcGIS Desktop license will not time out. Call-in technical support and upgrades are available on fee basis in year two. Please contact the Esri Media Relations team (email@example.com) for further information.
Esri Community Analyst Standard Plus is available at no cost to boot camp attendees as a one-year, single user subscription. Contact the Esri Media Relations team (firstname.lastname@example.org) for free renewals of their Community Analyst Standard Plus subscription.
Register for a mapping boot camp:
All mapping boot camps are held at IRE and NICAR headquarters in Columbia, Mo.
August 9-11, 2013: Download Registration Form
Sliding fee scale:
Listed prices are for current IRE members. Nonmembers add $70; nonmember students add $25.
• Sunday circulation under 50,000: $350
• Sunday circulation under 100,000: $550
• Sunday circulation 100,000 and over: $850
• 50-200 market: $350
• 25-50 market: $550
• Top 25 market: $850
Magazine and Newsletters: $350
15 or more full-time employees (FTE): $550
14 or fewer full-time employees (FTE): $350