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GIS Workshop Series

Week 2

Week 2: Finding and Importing Data

Objective: Identify appropriate data sources, import coordinate data, and project data

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Describe steps to identifying if a data source is trustworthy
  2. Name several credible data sources
  3. Name two common coordinate data formats
  4. Prepare data in a spreadsheet for importing into ArcGIS and import the data
  5. Describe a geographic coordinate system and a projection system
  6. Identify a dataset’s projection and project data


Week 2 Materials