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Training

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

This course presents 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 is an introduction to the concepts and application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The course presents conceptual and practical discussions of the analysis of spatial information with the addition of exercises using the ESRI ArcGIS suite of applications. The class is 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 is a lot of information presented in this workshop in a short amount of time. We will maintain a fast pace, so please be prepared. 

 

OBJECTIVES

By attending the course, participants will:

1) Develop a basic understanding of the visualization, and modeling of geographic information.

2) Facilitate an understanding of the unique nature of spatial data including types, geometry, attributes, geographic coordinate systems and map projections.

3) Develop basic skills in spatial exploration through querying, spatial analysis, modeling, and mapping.

4) Become familiar with ESRI ArcGIS desktop. Gain 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) may be available for this course. Those seeking such credits should contact us for more information.

 

Registration Note:

Please note -you can pre-register via this website, but your registration will not be finalized until we receive your registration fee of $500. Payment can be either in the form of a credit card or a check made payable to the Elkhorn Slough Foundation and sent to:

Elkhorn Slough Foundation

ATTN: Grey Hayes

1700 Elkhorn Road

Watsonville, CA 95076


Deadline for payment is 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 18, 2013.  If we have not received your payment at that time, your place may be forfeit to someone on our waiting list.  Cancellations prior to that date will receive a refund of payment minus a $50 processing fee.  We reserve the right to cancel the workshop prior to December 20, 2013; in that event, we will give full refunds. We do not allow registration 'trading,' even to persons within the same organization.  Please let us know as soon as you know if you have registered and cannot attend as there is usually an extensive waiting list for our trainings and we use substantial funds to subsidize workshop expenses, helping to make them more affordable.

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