GEO Project Course Descriptions


Advanced QGIS

Course Length: 2 days (16 hours)

Overview
Advanced QGIS focuses on building and managing multi-user database management systems, delivery of map services over the Internet and web-based mapping applications. This 2-day course utilizes the open source software PostGIS/PostgreSQL, Geoserver and GeoExplorer.

Who Should Attend
QGIS users interested in working in a server environment.

Goals
Those completing this course will be able to:
  • Create an interface between QGIS and geospatial data servers
  • Install and import data into PostGIS
  • Assign PostGIS user privileges to databases and layers
  • Assign PostGIS user privileges to columns and rows in attribute tables
  • Deliver GIS data over the Intranet and Internet with GeoServer
  • Create interactive web mapping applications with GeoExplorer
Prerequisites
Introduction to QGIS

Geospatial Python

Course Length: 2-days

Overview
Geospatial Python introduces the basics of the computer programming language, Python, as it applies to spatial data. Python is rapidly becoming the primary language for application development because of the relatively short learning curve when compared to other programming languages, such as C/C . Along with the fundamentals of Python, workshop participants learn how to develop programs using the GDAL/OGR libraries, the foundation libraries used in most commercial and open source GIS software. Workshop participants learn how to write simple Python programs, read and create spatial and non-spatial datasets, data queries, geoprocessing and spatial analysis. Software and sample programs are included with course materials.

Who Should Attend
Interested in developing geospatial programs

Goals
Those completing this course will be able to:
  • Introduction to Python
  • Object oriented programming
  • GDAL/OGR libraries
  • Reading and creating geospatial datasets
  • Geoprocessing
Prerequisites
basic understanding of GIS and associated data structures

Intermediate QGIS

Course Length: 2 days (16 hours)

Overview
Intermediate QGIS presents advanced concepts and techniques not covered in the Introduction to QGIS course.

Who Should Attend
Individuals interested in additional capabilities of QGIS

Goals
Those completing this course will be able to:
  • Customize the QGIS interface
  • Utilize advanced table management procedures
  • Implement topology concepts in the editing environment
  • Convert vector and raster data formats
  • Process raster data
  • Georeference vector and raster data
  • Create geospatial PDF files
  • Develop a mobile GIS
  • Extend QGIS beyond the desktop
  • Utilize advanced geoprocessing techniques
Prerequisites
Introduction to QGIS

Introduction to ArcGIS for Desktop

Course Length: 2 days

Overview
This course is intended for individuals who have no experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and offers a basic introduction to GIS using ESRI

Who Should Attend
Individuals who are interested in learning about Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and ESRI

Goals
Those completing this course will be able to:
  • Course participants will learn and explore the following:
  • What GIS is and how is it used.
  • Exploring GIS data in ArcGIS for Desktop (ArcMap/ArcCatalog)
  • GIS data formats
  • Map projections and coordinate systems.
  • Symbolizing and Labeling Features in a map.
  • Working with attribute tables
  • Editing and creating data
  • Using geoprocessing tools to process data
  • Analyzing GIS data
  • Designing a map layout
Prerequisites
Basic computer skills

Introduction to ArcGIS Online

Course Length: 2 days (16 hours)

Overview
ArcGIS Online is a collaborative, cloud-based platform that allows members of an organization to use, create, and share maps, scenes, apps, and data, and access authoritative basemaps and ready-to-use apps. This two day introductory course begins with an exploration of the ESRI ArcGIS Online interface and explores the functionality of both free and organizational (subscriber) accounts.

Who Should Attend
Individuals interested in learning about ESRI's cloud-base platform and with basic ArcGIS Desktop skills.

Goals
Those completing this course will be able to:
  • create a web map.
  • work with and manage desktop content.
  • create and configure an ArcGIS Online organizational account (free 30-day trial subscription).
  • explore member roles for an organizational account.
  • publish feature services.
  • publish tiled map services.
  • create a web mapping application.
Prerequisites
Working knowledge of ArcGIS for Desktop (ArcMap)

Introduction to QGIS

Course Length: 2 days (16 hours)

Overview
QGIS is an "open source" geographic information systems (GIS) software package and available to users at no-cost.

Who Should Attend
Individuals who are interested in learning about geographic information systems (GIS) and the QGIS software suite.

Goals
Those completing this course will be able to:
  • What is GIS and how is it used.
  • Map projections and coordinate system.
  • An overview of GIS data types and how to create GIS dataset.
  • Using GIS data to manage map symbology and labels.
  • Attribute and spatial data analysis technique.
  • Geoprocessing of spatial data.
  • Designing maps for presentations.
Prerequisites
None

Parcel Mapping Using ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop

Course Length: 2 days (16 hours)

Overview
This workshop covers the fundamental processes involved in maintaining an ESRI ArcGIS-based parcel mapping geodatabase system. Advanced editing functions for maintaining and updating parcels are covered. The course consists of lecture, demonstration, discussion, and step by step, hands-on exercises. After completion of this course, the student will have a fundamental understanding of the process and steps involved in keeping an ESRI ArcGIS-based parcel mapping geodatabase system up to date. Additionally, students will have an understanding of advanced editing processes and techniques, such as the traverse tool and geodatabase topology, used to maintain and update the parcel geodatabase.

Who Should Attend
People with interest in building and managing property parcel databases.

Goals
Those completing this course will be able to:
  • Reference data and data sources
  • Creating the GIS parcel geodatabase framework
  • Setting layer symbology for map layers
  • Creating and validating topology rules
  • Updating parcels using legal deeds and the traverse tool
  • Creating parcel splits and merges
  • Updating attribute data for parcels
  • Creating map annotation
Prerequisites
Introduction to GIS using ArcGIS for Desktop OR- familiarity with ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop software



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