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Introduction Course

In this GIS Mapping course, learn to build and construct data, maps and models. The main features common to all GIS products are covered. We can also deliver using your preferred GIS software by prior agreement. We will show you how to navigate maps and start adding data and importing information from existing databases. Learn to edit individual map elements, connect to advanced geospatial sources. We demonstrate the finer points of working with vector vs. raster data, and how to format your map to allow easy interpretation, including features such as legend, scale bar and annotations.

Learners do not need to have any prior knowledge of using GIS Mapping. You should be comfortable using a computer for general use, such as basic keyboard and mouse skills, opening files and folders, and launching applications.

  • What is GIS (Geographic Information System)
  • Organising your Map
  • Using Data Layers
  • Using Vector Data
  • Using Raster Data
  • Formatting Your Map
  • Generating Data
  • Varying Views of the Map
  • Targeting Map Elements
  • What is Geospatial Data
  • Geo-processing Explained
  • Using the ModelBuilder
  • Completing Your Map
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