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Data Acquisition in Geographic Information Systems

This course provided students with the knowledge and practical experience necessary to develop skills in the acquisition, management, conversion, analysis, and creation of spatial data, an integral part of the development and implementation of geographic information systems.

Day 1

Friday, October 10, 2014
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Interdisciplinary Sciences Building Room 486, UCSC
Santa Cruz
Lunch will be provided

Day 2

Saturday, October 11, 2014
8:30 AM - 5:30 AM
Interdisciplinary Sciences Building Room 486, UCSC
Santa Cruz
Lunch will be provided

COST: $500.00
Payable by check to Elkhorn Slough Foundation
Payable by credit card (online)

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED


Instructor Information

Barry Nickel
Director, Center for Integrated Spatial Research
University of California, Santa Cruz

Contact

Grant Lyon
grant@elkhornslough.org
831-274-8700

Sponsors

Description

See also: Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Sustainable Human Systems

This course provided students with the knowledge and practical experience necessary to develop skills in the acquisition, management, conversion, analysis, and creation of spatial data, an integral part of the development and implementation of geographic information systems. Topics included acquisition of existing data sets, data format conversion, georeferencing, vector digitizing from maps, address matching, and acquisition of data from remote sensing sources and the global positioning system (GPS).

 

Participants should have taken the Introduction to GIS course or had equivalent training or experience.

Workshop format: approximately 50% lecture, 50% hands on training via guided lab exercises completed individually on computers.

 

Objectives:

By attending this course, participants:

1.  Developed an understanding of the acquisition and creation of digital spatial data.

During the course, participants practiced:

1.  Creating digital spatial data using ArcGIS functionality, including georeferencing, spatial adjustment, vector digitizing, data attributing, and address matching.

2.  Importing, converting and formating spatial data from existing sources for use in a GIS project.

3.  Documenting data to support sharing and appropriate use of the data.

 

This workshop is one of the core courses in a larger GIS curriculum. To see how the workshop fits into the curriculum, as well as information on other courses in the series, please visit:

http://www.elkhornsloughctp.org/reference/subissue_detail.php?SUBISSUE_ID=51

 

* For certified planners, 16 units of Certification Maintenance (CM) credits through American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) were available for this course. Those seeking such credits should contact us for more information.

Documents and Publications

Contact List
We encourage participants to download the contact list to assist with arranging a rideshare or to get in contact with someone you met at the workshop. Those interested in sharing a ride to the event are marked on the contact list.

DOCUMENT AUTHOR / SOURCE
WORKSHOP MATERIALS
Agenda: Data Acquisition in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
PDF, 85KB
Barry Nickel
CISR

Links

Center for Integrated Spatial Research
http://spatial.cisr.ucsc.edu

Questions and Answers

Submit a question on this subject and we'll provide an answer. info@elkhornsloughctp.org