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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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Browse Course Chapters

  • 1. Introduction (1 min)
  • 2. Getting the Necessary Data (4 mins)
  • 3. Layers (11 mins)
  • 4. Projections and Coordinate Systems (14 mins)
  • 5. Using Projections and Coordinate Systems in ArcGIS: Part 1 (5 mins)
  • 6. Using Projections and Coordinate Systems in ArcGIS: Part 2 (10 mins)
  • 7. Reprojecting Layers (5 mins)
  • 8. Cartography Introduction (7 mins)
  • 9. Cartography and Symbolization (6 mins)
  • 10. Final Map Stylization (6 mins)
  • 11. Stylization and Attributes (10 mins)
  • 12. Label Properties (5 mins)
  • 13. Setting Out Our Map for Print (12 mins)
  • 14. Final Map Review (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.

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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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