Department of Urban & Regional Planning | Illinois

Department of Urban & Regional Planning


MUP Software Introduction: Tutorials


MUP Software Orientation Presentation     (PDF 1/page) (PDF 4/page)

Access and Excel Orientation Data (zip file)

ArcGIS Orientation Data (zip file)


Software, Data and Writing Guides

Access to Access   (PDF)

ArcGIS for Planning   (PDF)

Excelling with Excel   (PDF)

Forecasting to Learn How the World Can Work   (PDF)

Guide to Downloading Census Data   (PDF)

Guide to Finding Data Sources   (PDF)

Professional Writing Guide   (PDF)


Software and Data Tutorial Links

Cleaning up data   (PDF 1/page) (PDF 4/page)

Downloading Federal Data   (PDF 1/page) (PDF 4/page)


Handy Data Links

American FactFinder (US Census)
http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en

TIGER Shapefiles (US Census)
http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/

ESRI Shapefiles
http://arcdata.esri.com/data/tiger2000/tiger_download.cfm

US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
http://www.bls.gov/

US Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
http://www.bea.gov/

Office 2007 ribbon and toolbar overview
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/products/FX102774021033.aspx

Introduction to GIS
http://training.esri.com/gateway/index.cfm?fa=catalog.gateway
                1. Search for “Getting Started with GIS”
                2. Select the free course called “Getting Started with GIS”
                3. On the right-hand side of the page, select “Try it Now” and register for the online tutorial.