Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
This course presented conceptual and practical discussions of the analysis of spatial information with the addition of exercises using the ESRI ArcGIS suite of applications.
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Director, Center for Integrated Spatial Research
University of California, Santa Cruz
This course was an introduction to the concepts and application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The course presented conceptual and practical discussions of the analysis of spatial information with the addition of exercises using the ESRI ArcGIS suite of applications. The class was designed to provide a basic introduction to GIS including spatial data structures and sources, spatial tools, spatial data display and query, map generation, and basic spatial analysis using ArcGIS software. It is the foundation for the rest of the classes offered in our GIS series. To see more about how the course fits into the larger GIS series, please visit:
Course Format: Approximately 50% lecture and 50% lab exercise. Please note, there was a lot of information presented in this workshop in a short amount of time. We maintained a fast pace.
By attending the course, participants:
1) Developed a basic understanding of the visualization, and modeling of geographic information.
2) Facilitated an understanding of the unique nature of spatial data including types, geometry, attributes, geographic coordinate systems and map projections.
3) Developed basic skills in spatial exploration through querying, spatial analysis, modeling, and mapping.
4) Became familiar with ESRI ArcGIS desktop. Gained basic knowledge and technical skills to utilize the software.
* 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.
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