introduction to gis


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Explorer for ArcGIS released by Esri for Mac OS.

What is GIS?

GIS is a technological field that incorporates geographical features with tabular data in order to map, analyze, and assess real-world problems. The key word to this technology is Geography – this means that some portion of the data is spatial.

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Free Introduction to GIS Course

Simon Frasier University is offering a free self-paced MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) entitled “Exploring Geographic Information Systems“: Exploring geographic information systems (GIS) is a self-paced course where participants will learn about GIS and how the technology is being used in the real world to support problem-solving and decision-making. Participants will […]

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Introduction to GIS

Introduction to GIS

The fundamentals of GIS involve an understanding about data types, projections, data quality (accuracy and precision), how to collect data and elementary spatial analysis, exposure to geospatial technology/terminology, types of GIS data, data sources, and methods of obtaining data, basic cartography, types of spatial analyses and when to use them. Listed here is an outline […]

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Geospatial Revolution Project Explored

Geospatial Revolution Project Explored

Penn State Public Broadcasting has released a web-based series of videos called the Geospatial Revolution Project , the first episode of which debuted in September of 2010: The project will feature a web-based serial release of video episodes—each telling an intriguing geospatial story. Overarching themes woven throughout the episodes will tie […]