Topic outline

  • Introduction to GIS

    This course provides a broad overview of GIS, the geospatial industry and related technologies. It is ideally suited for those that are new to the technology, need an updated understanding of the industry, or those that will be managing GIS professionals. Further, the course also beneficial to GIS support – junior staff from electricity planning department
    • Training Methodology & Objectives

      Training Methodology

      This Trainee-centered course includes the following training methodologies:-

      • Talking presentation Slides (PPT with audio)
      • Simulation & Animation
      • Exercises
      • Videos
      • Case Studies
      • Gamification (learning through games)
      • Quizzes, Pre-test & Post-test

      Course Objectives

      After completing the course, the employee will:-

      Apply and gain a basic knowledge on GIS Recognize the geographic information technologies including GI systems, science and studies
      Define geographic information systems (GIS) as well as discuss how GIS differs from related systems Identify the major areas of GIS application, GIS system architecture and components
      Describe the purpose and implementation of GIS data model as well as review spatial and attribute data Represent data with raster and vector models and explain the concept of vector and raster
      Review projection, scale, accuracy and resolution overlay based on common geographic location Recognize ESRI ArcGIS System, future generic GIS internet enterprise, map quantities and map densities
      Illustrate map change, combining of data sets, creating maps and viewing data in ArcCatalog Discuss data representation, common GIS data format and coordinate systems
      Identify ESRI ArcGIS for server, geodatabase (ArcSDE) and ESRI ArcGIS for desktop Differentiate raster versus vector and identify their advantages and disadvantages
      Recognize the GIS data types, raster limitations, vector data, lines, polygons and multiparts Discuss topology including the policy-based topology rules, different GIS models, OpenStreetMap and OSM data primitives
      • Course Description

        This E-Learning course is designed to provide participants with an introductory knowledge of GIS. It covers the geographic information technologies, GI systems, science and studies; the geographic information systems (GIS) and an inelegant definition for GIS; the intuitive description of geographic information system and the difference of GIS from related systems; the major areas of GIS application, GIS system architecture and components; the purpose and implementation of the GIS data model, spatial and attribute data; the representation of data with raster and vector models; and the concept of vector and raster
        During this course, participants will learn the projection, scale, accuracy and resolution overlay based on common geographic location; the ESRI ArcGIS system, future generic GIS internet enterprise, map quantities and map densities; the map change, combination of data sets, creation of maps and viewing of data in ArcCatalog; the GIS, data representation and common GIS data format; the coordination of systems; the ESRI ArcGIS for server, geodatabase (ArcSDE) and ESRI ArcGIS for desktop; the geographical information system, raster, vector and their advantages and disadvantages; the GIS data types, raster limitations, vector data, lines, polygons and multiparts; and the topology, policy-based topology rules, different GIS models, OpenStreetMap and OSM data primitives
        • Module 1 - What is GIS

          Contents:
            • Geographic/Geospatial Information
            • GIS-What’s in the S?
            • Geographic Information Technologies
            • GI Systems, Science and Studies
            • Defining Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
            • An Inelegant Definition for GISy
            • Geographic Information System: Intuitive Description
            • How GIS Differs From Related Systems
            • Why Study GIS?
            • Where Most UT-D Students Come From/Go To The major areas of GIS Application
            • Examples of Applied GIS
            • What GIS Applications Do: Manage, Analyze, Communicate
            • GIS System Architecture and Components
            • Knowledge Base for GIS
            • The GIS Data Model
            • The GIS Data Model: Purpose
            • The GIS Data Model: Implementation Geographic Integration of Information
            • The GIS Model: Example
            • Spatial and Attribute Data 
            • Representing Data with Raster and Vector Models
            • Concept of Vector and Raster
            • Dumb Images & Smart GIS Data
            • Projection, Scale, Accuracy and Resolution the Key Properties of Spatial Data
            • Examples
            • Layers
            • Overlay Based on Common Geographic Location
            • Data Table
            • Analysis
            • Vector Layers
            • Hands-on Projects
            • Software for GIS: The Main Players
            • Software for GIS: Other Players
            • ESRI Product Line-up: ArcGIS Client Products (Fall 2007)
            • ESRI ArcGIS System
            • Future Generic GIS Internet Enterprise 
            • Video: What is GIS?
            • Module Quiz
          • Module 2 - LAB 1: Introduction to GIS

            Contents:
              • What is GIS
              • Map Where Things Are
              • Map Quantities
              • Map Densities
              • Find What's Inside and What’s Nearby
              • Map Change
              • Feature Types
              • Features And Their Representation
              • Attributes
              • Imagery (Raster)
              • Creating Maps
              • ArcGIS Applications Description
              • Viewing Data in ArcCatalog 
              • Viewing Data in ArcMap 
              • Drag and Drop
              • Order is Important
              • The Main Toolbar
              • The Attribute Table
              • Static Map vs Web Map (Dynamic)
              • Module Quiz
            • Module 3 - GIS = Geographic Information System

              Contents:
                • Data Representation
                • Data Representation (Vector)
                • Common GIS Data Format
                • Coordinate Systems
                • Video: How to add a Geographic Coordinate System
                • ESRI ArcGIS for Server
                • Geodatabase (ArcSDE)
                • ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop
                • 3 Takeaways
                • Geographical Information System
                • Principle
                • Functions
                • Components
                • Data Types
                • Vector
                • Raster
                • Raster vs. Vector
                • Advantages (Vector)
                • (Vector) Disadvantages
                • Advantages (Raster)
                • (Raster) Disadvantages
                • Advantages of GIS
                • Disadvantages of GIS
                • Module Quiz
              • Module 4 - GIS Data Types

                Contents:
                  • Data Types
                  • Coding Raster GIS Data
                  • Raster Limitations
                  • Vector Data
                  • Points
                  • Lines
                  • Polygons and Multiparts
                  • Attributes
                  • Multipart Features
                  • Enclaves and Exclaves
                  • LIDAR Data
                  • Why Do We Do This?
                  • Best Practices
                  • Smart Objects
                  • What is Topology?
                  • Simple Example
                  • Policy-based Topology Rules
                  • Networks
                  • GIS is Extensible
                  • Different GIS Models
                  • OpenStreetMap
                  • OSM Data Primitives
                  • Data Primitives
                  • Attributes
                  • Extensibility
                  • Versioning
                  • Real World: Haiti
                  • Contributing to OSM
                  • JOSM
                  • Contributing to OSM
                  • A Note: NJ Land Use
                  • Video: GIS Data Types
                  • Module Quiz
                • Module 5 - Introduction To Geographical Information System

                  Contents:
                    • What Is GIS?
                    • GIS Capabilities/Analysis with GIS
                    • Example
                    • The Need For GIS
                    • Components of GIS
                    • Video: Components of a GIS
                    • Major GIS Software
                    • Data
                    • People
                    • Methods
                    • Cross-Disciplinary Nature Of GIS
                    • Digital Mapping
                    • Photogrammetry
                    • Surveying
                    • Remote Sensing
                    • Statistical Databases
                    • Computer Aided Design
                    • Creating GIS
                    • How To Combine Geographic Information?
                    • How Does GIS Works
                    • Vector Data
                    • Raster Data
                    • Information is Organized Into Layers
                    • Why is GIS Unique?
                    • Top Benefits of GIS
                    • GIS Applications
                    • Media and Press
                    • Census
                    • Real Estate
                    • GIS in Tourism
                    • Module Quiz
                  • Module 6 - GIS Topology

                    Contents:
                      • Definition
                      • Importance In GIS
                      • Topology Rules
                      • Topology Implementations
                      • Applications
                      • Video: WebAPI Topology Learning Sample
                      • Data Structure
                      • Data Organization And Storage
                      • Data Analysis
                      • Advantages
                      • Disadvantages
                      • Conclusion
                      • Basic Data Models
                      • Raster Data Models
                      • The Raster View of the World
                      • Raster Data Model
                      • Direct Calculations Using Raster Layers
                      • Comparison Between Raster and Vector
                      • Attribute Data
                      • Raster Data Formats
                    • Module 7 - Creating Digital Datasets By Manual Input

                      Contents:
                        • Georeferencing
                        • Data Models in GIS
                        • Introduction
                        • Components of GIS
                        • Data Types in GIS
                        • The Data Model
                        • Concept of Vector and Raster
                        • Data Models in GIS
                        • Raster Data Model
                        • Cell Size of Raster Data
                        • Advantages of Raster
                        • Disadvantages of Raster
                        • Vector Data Model
                        • Video: Vector Data Model
                        • Point
                        • Line
                        • Polygon
                        • Advantages of Vector
                        • Disadvantages of Vector
                        • Difference Between Raster and Vector
                        • Triangulated Irregular Network
                        • What is a TIN?
                        • Advantages of TIN
                        • Different Types of TIN Methods and Processes
                        • Digital Elevation Model (DEM)
                        • Types of DEM
                        • Conclusion
                      • Module 8 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - With a Focus on Localizing the MDGs

                        Contents:
                          • Context and Content
                          • Percentage of Seropositive Pregnant Women at Kenyan Surveillance Sites
                          • Abstracting the Real World
                          • What is GIS?
                          • Geographic Information System
                          • Who uses GIS?
                          • What Can You Do With a GIS?
                          • How Does a GIS Work?
                          • Geography and Databases
                          • GIS Provides Data Integration
                          • Two Fundamental Types of Data
                          • Data Representation
                          • Other Features of a GIS
                          • GIS is (Rapidly) Evolving
                          • GIS as Part of Your Decision Making Process
                          • Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI)
                          • World Summit on Sustainable Development 2002
                          • Africa Food Balance
                          • Africa Water Balance
                          • Poverty Indicators
                          • Monitoring Fair Trade-Local Banana Farmers
                          • GIS For Planning Underdeveloped Areas
                          • Achieving the MDGs Requires All Of Us…
                          • Principles of GIS
                          • Text
                          • Software
                          • What does GIS stand for?
                          • What is a Geographic Information System?
                          • What Are The Components of A GIS?
                          • GIS Software Tools (The Frustrating Part)
                          • The Map
                          • The Database
                          • Other Features Graphs
                          • Other Features Tables
                          • Other Features Reports
                          • The Power of GIS
                          • How Does a GIS Answer Spatial Questions?
                          • What Types of Questions Can be Answered by a GIS?
                          • What Types of Data Are Used in a GIS?
                          • Coordinate Data for a GIS
                          • 3D – Maps (X,Y,Z)
                          • How is Spatial Data Represented in a GIS?
                          • Video: Exploring GIS: Spatial Data Representation
                          • Applications of GIS
                          • There’s Another GIS/GISc
                        • Post-Test

                          Kindly complete the post-test to assess your knowledge about the topic after the course.