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GIS Fundamentals: Projections and Map Design

The course will continue core concepts of GIS that began in the first course, including projections, coordinate systems, cartography, and the difference between raster and vector data models.

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Course Info

  • Duration 14 video lessons (107 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2014
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    1.
    Introduction
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    2.
    Getting the Necessary Data
    Chapter Duration 4 mins
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    Layers
    Chapter Duration 11 mins
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    Projections and Coordinate Systems
    Chapter Duration 14 mins
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    Using Projections and Coordinate Systems in ArcGIS: Part 1
    Chapter Duration 5 mins
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    Using Projections and Coordinate Systems in ArcGIS: Part 2
    Chapter Duration 10 mins
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    Reprojecting Layers
    Chapter Duration 5 mins
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    Cartography Introduction
    Chapter Duration 7 mins
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    Cartography and Symbolization
    Chapter Duration 6 mins
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    Final Map Stylization
    Chapter Duration 6 mins
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    Stylization and Attributes
    Chapter Duration 10 mins
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    Label Properties
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    Setting Out Our Map for Print
    Chapter Duration 12 mins
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    14.
    Final Map Review
    Chapter Duration 4 mins

Course Description

This course is the second in the "Geographic Information Systems Fundamentals" series, designed for beginners interested in learning more about GIS or students and professionals looking for a refresher. The course will continue with core concepts of GIS covered in the first course of the series. We’ll use Esri’s ArcGIS software to make a basic basemap of a neighborhood in Brooklyn, complete with multiple layers from several data sources, shown at a specific, accurate scale. We’ll also cover a number of concepts essential to GIS, including projections, coordinate systems, cartography, and the difference between raster and vector data models.

 

Learn these skills

  • Data Visualization
  • GIS
  • Mapping
  • Technology
  • ArcGIS

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1.5 AICP CM credits.

CNU-A

This course is approved for 1.5 CNU-A credit.

SACPLAN CPD

This course is approved for 1.5 SACPLAN CPD point.

Meet Your Instructor

Mike Ernst

Mike Ernst

Mike Ernst is an urban planner and designer whose work has focused on participatory planning, community outreach and innovative urban design through creative and engaging visual communication.

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