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Training

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.

Day 1

Friday, January 17, 2014
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Interdisciplinary Sciences Building Room 486, UCSC
Santa Cruz
Lunch will be provided

Day 2

Saturday, January 18, 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)

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS CLOSED


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 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:

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

 

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. 

 

OBJECTIVES

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.

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: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
PDF, 193KB
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. grey@elkhornslough.org