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GIS Software training is designed to store, retrieve, manage, display, and analyze all types of geographical and spatial data. GIS software lets you produce maps and other graphic displays of geographic information for analysis and presentation. With these capabilities a GIS is a valuable tool to visualize spatial data or to build decision support systems for use in an organization.

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GIS Software training is designed to store, retrieve, manage, display, and analyze all types of geographical and spatial data. GIS software lets you produce maps and other graphic displays of geographic information for analysis and presentation. With these capabilities a GIS is a valuable tool to visualize spatial data or to build decision support systems for use in an organization.

Objectives:

  • Define Geographic Information Systems
  • Comprehend Spatial Data
  • Manage GIS data
  • Determine GIS data sources
  • Describe grid references and other coordinate system

Outline:

Week-1: Read Chapters 1-3 of textbook; complete all assignment questions

  • What is GIS – Geographic Information System
  • Conceptualize maps with data
  • Illustrate what can be done with GIS
  • Describe why should GIS is used
  • Identify types of questions a GIS can answer
  • What is Spatial Data?
  • Define raster and vector – basic data types

Week-2: Read Chapters 4-6 of textbook; complete all assignment questions

  • What is open source software?
  • Identify Uuseful free software for local history, heritage and community archaeology projects
  • Use QGIS, Inkscape, Open Office
  • Install QGIS and setting system defaults
  • Install plugins

Week-3: Read Chapters 7-9 of textbook; complete all assignment questions

  • GIS data management
  • Setting up folders and documentation
  • Comprehend the importance of metadata
  • Design project for sharing
  • Comprehend HER compliance

Week-4: Read Chapters 10-12 of textbook; complete all assignment questions

  • Setting up a project
  • Define projection and units
  • Describe grid references and other coordinate system

Week-5: Read Chapters 13-15 of textbook; complete all assignment questions

  • Data sources
  • Define digitization – introduction
  • Describe survey data – Total station data
  • Manipulate Cad files
  • Manipulate CSV files – creating data in Open Office or Excel
  • Use OS OpenData
  • Work with OS OpenData
  • Import text data
  • Edit tables
  • Change appearance

Week-6: Read Chapters 16-17 of textbook; complete all assignment questions

  • Determine team-building techniques
  • Illustrate roles and responsibilities

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