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ArcGIS Fundamentals

A geographic information system or geographical information system (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of spatial or geographical data. The acronym GIS is sometimes used for geographic information science (GIScience) to refer to the academic discipline that studies geographic information systems and is a large domain within the broader academic discipline of Geoinformatics.What goes beyond a GIS is a spatial data infrastructure, a concept that has no such restrictive boundaries.

Code: NES_SK_7731

Duration: 40 Hrs / 4 Weeks / Customized

Mode: Online / Offline / Onsite


Module 1 What is the ArcGIS platform?

  • Tools to easily find, create, share, and use GIS maps
  • Multiplatform accessibility

Module 2 What is GIS?

  • Components of a GIS
  • Understanding the geographic approach
  • What can you do with a GIS?
  • Making and sharing a map using ArcGIS Online

Module 3 What makes data geographic?

  • Representing real-world features digitally
  • Geographic data formats and non-geographic data formats
  • Documenting important information about data with metadata

Module 4 Mapping real-world feature locations using coordinate systems

  • Geographic and projected coordinate systems
  • Identifying a dataset's coordinate system
  • Changing a dataset's coordinate system
  • Changing the coordinate system for a map

Module 5 Finding GIS maps and data

  • Considerations when selecting data
  • Sources of GIS data

Module 6 Exploring a GIS map

  • Navigating around places of interest
  • Finding features and accessing feature information
  • Changing feature symbology
  • Visualizing change over time

Module 7 GIS analysis

  • Solving spatial problems
  • Five-step process
  • Determining where and when things occurred
  • Sharing analysis results as graphs and layers

Module 8 Sharing GIS maps and results

  • Common ways to share maps and results
  • Sharing tools and data
  • Sharing results as web maps and web mapping applications
  • Accessing content through ArcGIS Online

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