GIS Fundamentals

What You'll Learn

This track will enable you to learn key concepts about geographic information systems (GIS) and how to use ESRI’s popular ArcGIS software to make maps. You'll also learn how to create thematic maps, configure data sets, import non-spatial data into ArcGIS, geocoding and geoprocessing.

5 hours 31 minutes

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.
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.

57 min AICP CM CNU-A
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.

109 min AICP CM CNU-A
GIS Fundamentals: Thematic Maps

This third GIS Fundamentals course covers the basics of making several kinds of thematic maps, including choropleth, dot density, and proportional symbol maps.

56 min AICP CM CNU-A
GIS Fundamentals: Importing, Selecting, and Managing Data

The fourth installment of the Geographic Information Systems Fundamentals series explains how to configure data sets, including advanced methods for selecting data through spatial and SQL queries, working with relational databases and geodatabases, and importing non-spatial data into ArcGIS.

56 min AICP CM CNU-A
GIS Fundamentals: Geocoding, Geoprocessing, and Online Sharing

This fifth installment of the GIS Fundamentals series provides instruction on how to geocode addresses, the basics of geoprocessing, and the use of ArcGIS Online for collaborative mapping and processing.

55 min AICP CM CNU-A