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Research Guides

GIS Workshop Series

Week 1: Foundations of GIS

Objective: Introduce the basic principles of GIS, GIS File Formats, and ArcGIS Navigation.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Describe GIS learning resources
  2. Define GIS, data layers, features (vector data), and surfaces (raster data)
  3. Describe how GIS data files are structured
  4. In ArcGIS, be able to: view spatial data, use the basic navigation toolbar, open the attribute table, build a simple attribute selection query, and open the Properties menu.

Week 1 Materials