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Geographic Information Systems

Course Hours: 
135
Course Type: 
Mentor Supported
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Put simply, Geographic Information Systems is a special type of information technology that integrates data and information from various sources as maps. Our course provides an introduction to key concepts behind GIS technology with dynamic real-world applications. This course covers the essentials of cartography, geospatial data management, geospatial analysis of vector and raster models, web mapping, and other topics that form the fundamental layers of Geographic Information Systems.

Prerequisite(s): None

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recall the fundamental concepts of geographic information systems and map anatomy
  • Define cartographic principles and geospatial data management
  • Identify types of data models, such as vector and raster
  • Recognize the principles behind geospatial analysis and web mapping
  • List the basics of geographic information systems project management

Geographic Information Systems Module 1
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

  • Mental Maps
  • Asking Geographic Questions
  • Geographic Concepts
  • Location
  • Direction
  • Distance
  • Space
  • Navigation
  • GIS Defined
  • GIS Features and Approaches

Geographic Information Systems Module 2
Data, Information, and Where to Find Them

  • Data and Information
  • Files and Formats
  • Data About Data
  • Finding Data
  • Descriptions and Summaries
  • Measures of Distribution
  • Measures of Central Tendency
  • Measures of Dispersion
  • Data Classification

Geographic Information Systems Module 3
Map Anatomy

  • Maps and Map Types
  • Reference Maps
  • Thematic Maps
  • Dynamic Maps
  • Map Scale
  • Coordinate Systems
  • Map Projections
  • Map Abstraction
  • Map Content and Generalization

Geographic Information Systems Module 4
Cartographic Principles

  • Color Basics
  • Color Models
  • Color Choices
  • Basic Symbol Guidelines
  • Proportional Symbolization
  • Cartographic Design
  • Map Elements
  • Typography and Label Placement
  • Map Design

Geographic Information Systems Module 5   
Geospatial Data Management

  • Geographic Data Acquisition
  • Data Types
  • Measurement Scale
  • Primary Data Capture
  • Secondary Data Capture
  • Geospatial Database Management
  • Relational Database Management Systems
  • Joins and Relates
  • File Formats
  • Vector File Formats
  • Raster File Formats

Geographic Information Systems Module 6
Data Models for GIS

  • Raster Data Models
  • Advantage/Disadvantages of the Raster Model
  • Vector Data Models
  • Vector Data Models Structures
  • Advantages/Disadvantages of the Vector Model
  • Satellite Imagery
  • Aerial Photography

Geographic Information Systems Module 7
Geospatial Analysis I: Vector Operations

  • Single Layer Analysis
  • Buffering
  • Geoprocessing Operations
  • Multiple Layer Analysis
  • Multilayer Geoprocessing Options
  • Spatial Join
  • Overlay Errors

Geographic Information Systems Module 8
Geospatial Analysis II: Raster Data

  • Basic Geoprocessing with Rasters
  • Single Layer Analysis
  • Multiple Layer Analysis
  • Scale of Analysis
  • Local Operations
  • Neighborhood Operations
  • Zonal Operations
  • Global Operations
  • Surface Analysis: Spatial Interpolation
  • Creating Surfaces
  • Terrain Mapping

Geographic Information Systems Module 9
Web Mapping

  • Origins and Advancements
  • Server-Client Model
  • New and Emerging Possibilities
  • GIS in the Cloud
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Tile Mappings and WMS
  • Purpose and Function
  • Tile Addressing System
  • Web Mercator Projection
  • Limitations
  • Interactive Vector Graphics

Geographic Information Systems Module 10
GIS Project Management

  • Project Management Basics
  • PMBOK Process Groups
  • Project Failure
  • Tools and Techniques
  • Scheduling
  • Working with CAD Data
  • Application Development
  • Map Series
  • Grid-to-Ground Transformations

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Ed4Career is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player

 


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900 West Orman Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81004
United States
Phone: 727-824-7800 ext. 8

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