If you are a Researcher, planner or a land/resource manager, you can gain a basic working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and its terminology, and the spatial analysis skills needed to integrate field data with watershed-scale variables in enrolling for this GIS course.
GIS is actually a spatial knowledge area that anyone dealing with determining locations and manipulating available data cannot deal without.whether you are dealing with the analysis of watersheds, relocating refugees, or community modeling- GIS comes in handy.
The course covers the range of functionality available in the software and the essential tools for visualizing, creating, managing, and analyzing geographic data.
This hands-on course exercises will focus on the primary applications included with ArcGIS Desktop software to perform common GIS tasks and workflows. The tools for creating and managing geographic data, displaying data on maps in different ways, and combining and analyzing data to discover patterns and relationships will be brought out clearly.
After completing this course, the participant should be able to;
• Understand how you and your organization can benefit from a GIS
• comprehend the key concepts in GIS map creation
• Understand data formats and how to effectively organize data in a GIS database
• Ask questions about your data and analyze the spatial relationships within your data in order to solve problems with GIS
• List common GIS tasks and identify which ArcGIS Desktop application is used for each task
• Understand what the geodatabase offers for GIS data storage.
• Create and edit geodatabase features
• Control the appearance and display of data layers in ArcMap
• Classify, symbolize and analyze map data
• Change the coordinate system and map projection used to display a dataset
• Access feature information in tables and control table display properties
• Query and analyze GIS data
• Create presentation-quality maps and graphs
• Add data from different sources to a geodatabase
• Run analysis tools using dialog boxes and models
ArcGIS and other proprietary applications have for a long time been used as the defacto tools in the field of GIS. However, this traditional approach is being replaced by more robust Open Systems apps that are proving handier and can be customized to meet client requirements. As such, any training program that introduces and guides GIS enthusiasts in this direction is a welcome initiative. Besides, it cuts the cost of GIS administration greatly.
This training is focused on this trend.