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Applying Geographic Information Systems   NEW!

Learning to visualize and share information with maps can impact daily decisions helping to save money, time and resources. Gain a deeper understanding of how to apply tools to your daily work. This class will help you learn about spatial and attribute data so you can modify and manipulate geographic data to add values to the existing data for meaningful analysis.

Additionally you will learn to develop a workflow enabling smooth processes and standardization of projects. Students will learn how to apply basic spatial analysis techniques to tabular and geographic data using easy to follow, repeatable steps.

This is the second recommended course for the Geographic Information Systems certificate.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Select data interactively
  • Complete attribute and spatial queries
  • Utilize proximity buffers to determine ‘nearness’
  • Perform feature extraction via clipping and exporting
  • Complete spatial joins using multiple criteria
  • Utilize feature merge to create datasets
  • Document a workflow
  • Share maps and data results in various formats
Course Prerequisites: Completion of Learning Geographic Information Systems or equivalent working knowledge is required. Basic experience with Microsoft Windows software for basic file management and browsing. (e.g. Excel).

Intended Audience: Anyone responsible for using ArcGIS Desktop that has basic skills and experience with the software.

This course is part of the Geographic Information Systems certificate.


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