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Introduction to GIS Using ArcGIS

Overview

Learn fundamental concepts that underlie GIS technology and geographic data. In this course, you will gain experience using GIS maps to visualize and explore real-world features; analyze data to answer questions and create new information; and share maps, data, and other resources so they can be easily accessed throughout your organization.

Who should Attend

Individuals who do not have any prior GIS education or workplace experience with GIS.

Goals

After completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify appropriate data to support a mapping project.
  • Create a map, add data to it, and symbolize map features to support the map’s purpose.
  • Share data, maps, and other content to an organizational portal.
  • Perform spatial analysis to obtain information about map features within an area of interest.

Prerequisite:

None

Course Outline

Welcome to GIS

  • Lesson introduction
  • GIS history
  • Your map history
  • GIS components
  • GIS capabilities
  • Exploring GIS capabilities
  • More than just maps
  • The geographic approach
  • What is ArcGIS?
  • Lesson introduction
  • GIS history
  • Your map history
  • GIS components
  • GIS capabilities
  • Exploring GIS capabilities
  • More than just maps
  • The geographic approach
  • What is ArcGIS?

GIS data

  • Lesson introduction
  • Your locational data
  • Spatial data
  • Working with tables
  • Vector data
  • Raster data
  • Imagery
  • Representing real-world objects
  • Data collection methods
  • Searching for geographic data in ArcGIS
  • Choosing GIS data

Managing GIS data

  • Lesson introduction
  • Data management with geodatabases
  • Adding data to a map
  • Metadata
  • Web layers
  • Using web layers
  • Sharing data in ArcGIS

Exploring coordinate systems

  • Lesson introduction
  • How is data represented on a map?
  • Coordinate systems
  • The importance of coordinate systems
  • Map projections and distortion
  • Explore spatial distortion

Mapping and visualization

  • Lesson introduction
  • Not all maps are created equal
  • Map components
  • Identify effective map elements
  • Visualize map layers in 3D
  • Use imagery for visualization

Spatial analysis

  • Lesson introduction
  • What is spatial analysis?
  • Spatial analysis workflow
  • Types of spatial analysis
  • Identifying types of analysis
  • Performing analysis in ArcGIS Pro
  • Performing analysis in ArcGIS Online

Putting GIS to use

  • Lesson introduction
  • The geographic approach review
  • Applying the geographic approach
  • Sharing results with ArcGIS
  • How will you use GIS?