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GIS Fundamentals: An Introduction

This first of a series of courses covering Geographic information Systems (GIS) will guide beginners interested in learning more about GIS, especially with the use of Esri's ArcGIS software.

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Course Info

  • Duration 10 video lessons (56 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2014
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    1.
    Introduction
    Chapter Duration 2 mins
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    2.
    Getting Started
    Chapter Duration 5 mins
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    3.
    Geographic Representation
    Chapter Duration 7 mins
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    4.
    ArcMap Overview
    Chapter Duration 6 mins
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    Data Discovery
    Chapter Duration 9 mins
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    Working in Our New Map
    Chapter Duration 4 mins
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    Metadata and ArcCatalog
    Chapter Duration 6 mins
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    Identify and Labels
    Chapter Duration 4 mins
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    Scale and North Arrow
    Chapter Duration 5 mins
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    10.
    Finalizing Our Map
    Chapter Duration 3 mins

Course Description

This course is the first in the Geographic Information Systems Fundamentals series. The first course is designed for beginners interested in learning more about GIS and Esri's ArcGIS software. The course will introduce core concepts of ArcMap and GIS, such as geo-modeling and representation, and give a basic overview of Esri’s ArcGIS software. You’ll learn how to make a basic map of the five boroughs of New York City including labels, a scale bar, and a north arrow.

Learn these skills

  • Data Visualization
  • GIS
  • Mapping
  • Technology
  • ArcGIS

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit.

CNU-A

This course is approved for 1 CNU-A credit.

SACPLAN CPD

This course is approved for 1 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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