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Real-World GIS

Course Summary

  Get solutions to real-world GIS challenges, such as collecting quality data, creating projections, and finding a GIS job.   

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    Course Syllabus

    What you should know before watching this course
    Using the exercise files
    Using the challenges in this course
    1. The Top GIS Questions
    The seven most common GIS questions
    2. Building a GIS Layer
    Exploring GIS trends
    Exploring GIS data with the National Map Viewer
    Finding imagery data using EarthExplorer
    Working with US Census data via TIGER products
    Exploring agriculture with CropScape
    Accessing data in proprietary formats
    Accessing data in catalog formats
    3. Exploring GIS Data Formats
    Understanding the type of data you have
    Understanding coverage data
    Understanding shapefile data
    Understanding geodatabases
    Raster data model history and formats
    Sharing GIS data
    4. Understanding Projections
    Working with scale and graticules
    Exploring developable surfaces
    Using geoids, spheroids, and datums
    Putting it all together in ArcGIS
    5. Inexpensive GIS Data Collection
    Collecting geospatial data
    Adding map data to a spatial database
    Adding scanned images to a spatial database
    Adding GPS data to a a spatial database
    Advanced collection techniques in GPS
    Exploring open-source approaches to GIS data
    6. Building a GIS Project from Scratch
    Challenge: Get the data
    Solution: Get the data
    Challenge: Visualize the data
    Solution: Visualize the data
    Challenge: Isolate the data
    Solution: Isolate the data
    Challenge: Attributes of the data
    Solution: Attributes of the data
    Challenge: Analysis of the data
    Solution: Analysis of the data
    Challenge: Build new data
    Solution: Build new data
    Challenge: Import new data
    Solution: Import new data
    Challenge: Convert your data
    Solution: Convert your data
    7. Geospatial Data Services
    Understanding ArcGIS for Server
    Connecting a client to a GIS server
    Working with
    Using efficiently in the client
    8. Mastering the GIS Interview
    Exploring the types of GIS jobs
    Portals for GIS jobs
    Preparing for general interview questions
    Preparing for specific interview questions
    Next steps


Course Fee:
USD 25

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3 - 4 hours / week

This course is listed under Development & Implementations , Operating Systems , Telecommunications and Mobility Community

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