GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS CERTIFICATION

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS CERTIFICATION"

Transcription

1 GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS CERTIFICATION GIS Syllabus - Version 1.2 January 2007 Copyright AICA-CEPIS

2 Version 1 January 2007 GIS Certification Programme 1. Target The GIS certification is aimed at: Those who wish to demonstrate a robust knowledge of basic principles governing GI techniques and their basic use through a specific software. Those who wish to have evidence that GIS users have certified basic skills. In the Italian situation certification is aimed at: those who wish to have officially recognised national and international certification of their skills in GIS in general and basic skills in the use of a specific software system; schools and study programmes that want to provide an additional professional and technical skill and a recognised professional qualification which can help job-seekers. public bodies and agencies that require an objective certification of the basic knowledge and practical skills of their employees working, at different levels (with different qualifications) and on different tasks, with GIS and spatial data. Private companies working in a range of sectors from GIS to IT networks, etc., that intend to employ people based on an objective evaluation of their knowledge. Copyright AICA-CEPIS

3 2. Syllabus Module 1: Cartography The following is the syllabus for Module 1 of the GIS certification and provides the basis for the theory test in this module domain. Module goals Module 1 tests the candidate s knowledge of cartography starting with the basics of geodesy which are required in order to use data in a GIS. The candidate must be able to demonstrate knowledge of the most common reference systems, coordinate systems and cartographic projection systems. The candidate shall have a basic knowledge of map characteristics, map operations and on how real world objects can be represented. The candidate shall also be able to demonstrate knowledge of both digital and non-digital map typologies, in order to use them appropriately both outside and inside a GIS. P.S.: the items with (*) suggest that they can be localized for each country. CATEGORY KNOWLEDGE AREA REF. KNOWLEDGE ITEM 1.1 General concepts 1.2 Classification of cartographic representations The shape of the Earth, physical and reference surfaces Reference systems and datums Coordinates on a curved and planar surface Classification by type of geometric distorsion Classification by scale Know the shapes by which the Earth is approximated and the relative key dimensions Know what is meant by topographic surface, geoid surface, ellipsoid surface and local spheroid Know what geodetic and vertical datums are Know the fundamental aspects of a geodetic reference system (rotational ellipsoid, survey reference point, deviation from the vertical) Know the fundamental aspects of a vertical reference system, understand orthometric height and ellipsoidal height Understand the meaning of latitude, longitude and height above sea level Understand the fundamental aspects and differences between the different coordinates on a curved surface (spherical, ellipsoidal, geoidal, astronomical and geocentric coordinates) Understand what equivalent (equal area), conformal and equidistant maps are Know what very large, large, medium, small and very small scale is Copyright AICA-CEPIS

4 CATEGORY KNOWLEDGE AREA REF. KNOWLEDGE ITEM 1.3 International, European and National cartography Classification by projection type Classification by source Classification by content (*) Know, with reference to the scale what technical, topographic, chorographic (intermediate-scale) geographical and cadastral maps are Understand the differences between perspective and conic, cylindrical and azimuthal projections Know the main kinds of projection systems Know what surveyed and derived maps are Understand the concept of cartographic generalisation Understand the difference between base and thematic maps Know how to distinguish the information content between a base and a thematic map Classification by use Understand the difference between a map, a plan and a chart, and distinguish the respective uses of each International cartography European cartography National cartography (*) Understand the key aspects of the UTM (Universal Transverse Mercator) system Understand the key aspects of the WGS84 system Understand the key aspects of ETRF89 (Terrestrial Reference Frame 1989) Understand the key aspects of the UTM ED50 reference system (ellipsoid and orientation) Know the national cartographic bodies Understand the key aspects of cadastral cartography (ellipsoid, orientation, Cassini- Soldner and Gauss-Boaga reference systems, ground control points) and map tiling Know the key aspects of the Roma40 Gauss- Boaga reference system (ellipsoid, orientation, Conformal Gauss cartographic parameters, ground control points) and map tiling Know the key aspects of the UTM ED50 Italian cartography (reference system: ellipsoid, orientation, cartographic coordinates and map tiling) Understand what is meant by the IGM95 network Copyright AICA-CEPIS

5 CATEGORY KNOWLEDGE AREA REF. KNOWLEDGE ITEM Cartographic coordinate transformation and conversion Measurement and positional elements, elevation points, contour lines Know what is meant by Regional Technical Map (Carta Tecnica Regionale - CTR) Know the term Coordinate Conversion Know the term Coordinate Transformation Know how to measure lengths and areas at different scales Know how to represent height (elevation points and contours) 1.4 Data quality Basic aspects Understand the terms completeness, logical consistency, positional accuracy, temporal accuracy, thematic accuracy and lineage. 1.5 Digital Elevation Models 1.6 Global Positioning System (GPS) Metadata for cartographic data Digital Elevation Models Global Positioning System (GPS) Know what metadata is and what the main contents should be Know the main metadata standard for GI Know what a Digital Elevation Model is and how it can be generated Know the basic operating principles of the Global Positioning System (GPS) and its use in GIS. Copyright AICA-CEPIS

6 Module 2: GIS The following is the syllabus for Module 2 of the GIS certification and provides the basis for the theory and/or practical test in this module domain. Module goals Module 2 aims to test the candidate s knowledge of GIS components, data models for the appropriate representation of real world objects in a GIS, the concept of topology, and spatial analysis applied to both raster and vector data which describe both continuous fields and discrete real world entities. CATEGORY KNOWLEDGE AREA REF. KNOWLEDGE ITEM 2.1 Introduction to GIS Basic concepts Understand the term and concept of GIS Devices and file types specific of GIS GIS data and data sources Understand the difference between GIS and Information Systems in general Know the principal GIS application areas Understand and distinguish between the components of a GIS Understand the principal functions of a GIS Know the specific input devices used with GIS and the relevant technical characteristics that differentiate them (where applicable depending on the device: resolution, precision, colour range connector, management and use) Recognise the most common GIS file types and whether they are vector or raster format Distinguish the different types of data used in a GIS Identify the main data sources that can be used in GIS, such as: remotely sensed data, cadastral, paper and digital maps, socioeconomic data Understand the concept of spatial data Identify the different types of attributes (such as nominal, ordinal, interval, ratio) Know the main geographical data formats (such as coverage, geodatabase, shapefile, grid, dxf, dwg, geotiff, GML) Scale in GIS Understand the concept of scale in GIS Georeferencing Understand the concept of georeferencing Know how raster data can be georeferenced Copyright AICA-CEPIS

7 CATEGORY KNOWLEDGE AREA REF. KNOWLEDGE ITEM 2.2 Data Models Modelling of the Real World Continuous and discrete modelling of the real world Know the function of a raster georeferencing file (World File) Know what a data model is Understand the process of creating a data model Understand the idea of conceptual, logical and physical models Understand the representation of the real world via a vector model Understand the representation of the real world via a raster model Topology Understand the concept of topology Understand the concepts of adjacency, connectivity and area (containment) Know how to differentiate between spaghetti (or CAD) vector data and topological vector data Understand the topological relationships of raster data ( essentially based on the concept of adjacency/nearness) 2.3 DBMS DBMS and GIS Know what a DBMS is Understand the logical structure of a DBMS within GIS Understand the principal operations to be carried out on data in a DBMS (selection, insertion, updating, deletion) 2.4 Data analysis Spatial Analysis Understand the main kinds of raster spatial analysis Attributes based analysis Understand the main kinds of single layer vector spatial analysis Understand the main kinds of multi-layer vector spatial analysis Know and differentiate the procedures for distance and area calculations in a vector and raster data modelling Understand how to choose objects based on their attributes Understand the use of relationships and links between tables Understand the key elements of statistics, such as, average, standard deviation, least squares, mean square deviation Copyright AICA-CEPIS

8 CATEGORY KNOWLEDGE AREA REF. KNOWLEDGE ITEM 2.5 Thematic mapping Thematic representation Distinguish between the main classification methods (such as quantile, standard deviation, natural breaks) Define the term thematic map List the key elements of a thematic map Distinguish between different types of thematic maps (such as choropleth, isopleth, proportional symbols, dot density) Understand the terms quantitative and qualitative maps. Copyright AICA-CEPIS

9 Module 3: Use of a GIS software The following is the syllabus for Module 3 of the GIS certification and provides the basis for the practical test. Module aims Module 3 aims to check the candidate s knowledge in the use of specific GIS software which could be, in this phase, from ESRI and Intergraph. The themes and topics are independent of the actual software package and the specific software is used to test the skills of the candidate in GIS functionality common to all GIS software packages. CATEGORY SKILL SET REF. TASK ITEM 3.1 General concepts 3.2 GIS Data and attributes First steps with a GIS application Launch, close a GIS application Load vector and raster data in the GIS application Save a session Use the online help of the GIS application Modify the settings Display, hide the tool bars Use the zoom and pan tools Modify the data representation scale Modify the reference system Layer management Move between different layers Vector and raster data Attribute management Activate, disactivate a layer Change layer names Modify the visualisation properties of vector and raster data Open and close an attribute table Insert, remove a column from an attribute table Change an attribute value Define the values of a new attribute column via arithmetic operations on numerical values Define the values of a new attribute column via logical operations on attribute columns Use statistical functions on attributes Show statistical values on a graph Data operations Modify and create an object Create a new dataset from video digitizing on a raster base map Copyright AICA-CEPIS

10 CATEGORY SKILL SET REF. TASK ITEM 3.3 Data analysis Query and choose data 3.4 Thematic maps 3.5 Report preparation Calculate the area and the perimeter of a polygon Set the measurement units and find the distance between two objects Add attributes to a newly created data set Carry out a union between two tables Link two tables Identify, find and choose objects interactively Find objects via attributes Create a data subset Identify, find and choose objects via a query Create a new layer with objects chosen via a query Spatial data analysis Apply a buffer function Thematic data classification Thematic data Representaion Design of a thematic map Prepare data for printing Apply an overlay function Classify data using constant interval and standard deviation methods Classify data using the quantile method Classify data using the natural breaks method Represent the themes via dot density Represent the themes via graduated symbols Represent the themes via graduated colours Modify the colours, the texture, the layout and features of a thematic map Insert, modify and remove labels from a thematic map Set and modify the print layout properties (such as margins, page size) Create personalized symbols Modify layout components such as map, legend, scale, title, orientation Export the layout in different formats (such as jpeg, tiff, pdf) Copyright AICA-CEPIS

DATA VISUALIZATION GABRIEL PARODI STUDY MATERIAL: PRINCIPLES OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS AN INTRODUCTORY TEXTBOOK CHAPTER 7

DATA VISUALIZATION GABRIEL PARODI STUDY MATERIAL: PRINCIPLES OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS AN INTRODUCTORY TEXTBOOK CHAPTER 7 DATA VISUALIZATION GABRIEL PARODI STUDY MATERIAL: PRINCIPLES OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS AN INTRODUCTORY TEXTBOOK CHAPTER 7 Contents GIS and maps The visualization process Visualization and strategies

More information

Introduction to GIS (Basics, Data, Analysis) & Case Studies. 13 th May 2004. Content. What is GIS?

Introduction to GIS (Basics, Data, Analysis) & Case Studies. 13 th May 2004. Content. What is GIS? Introduction to GIS (Basics, Data, Analysis) & Case Studies 13 th May 2004 Content Introduction to GIS Data concepts Data input Analysis Applications selected examples What is GIS? Geographic Information

More information

GIS 101 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Last Revision or Approval Date - 9/8/2011

GIS 101 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Last Revision or Approval Date - 9/8/2011 Page 1 of 10 GIS 101 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Last Revision or Approval Date - 9/8/2011 College of the Canyons SECTION A 1. Division: Mathematics and Science 2. Department: Earth,

More information

Assessment Tasks Pass theory exams at > 70%. Meet, or exceed, outcome criteria for projects and assignments.

Assessment Tasks Pass theory exams at > 70%. Meet, or exceed, outcome criteria for projects and assignments. CENTRAL OREGON COMMUNITY COLLEGE: GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM PROGRAM 1 CENTRAL OREGON COMMUNITY COLLEGE Associate Degree Geographic Information Systems Program Outcome Guide (POG) Program Outcome Guide

More information

Introduction to Geographic Information System course SESREMO Tempus Project. Gabriel Parodi

Introduction to Geographic Information System course SESREMO Tempus Project. Gabriel Parodi WRS - ITC. The Netherlands. Introduction to Geographic Information System course SESREMO Tempus Project. Gabriel Parodi Curricula transfer 2014 INTRODUCTION TO GIS COURSE- SESREMO TEMPUS Table of Contents

More information

Chapter Contents Page No

Chapter Contents Page No Chapter Contents Page No Preface Acknowledgement 1 Basics of Remote Sensing 1 1.1. Introduction 1 1.2. Definition of Remote Sensing 1 1.3. Principles of Remote Sensing 1 1.4. Various Stages in Remote Sensing

More information

EPSG. Coordinate Reference System Definition - Recommended Practice. Guidance Note Number 5

EPSG. Coordinate Reference System Definition - Recommended Practice. Guidance Note Number 5 European Petroleum Survey Group EPSG Guidance Note Number 5 Coordinate Reference System Definition - Recommended Practice Revision history: Version Date Amendments 1.0 April 1997 First release. 1.1 June

More information

What is GIS? Geographic Information Systems. Introduction to ArcGIS. GIS Maps Contain Layers. What Can You Do With GIS? Layers Can Contain Features

What is GIS? Geographic Information Systems. Introduction to ArcGIS. GIS Maps Contain Layers. What Can You Do With GIS? Layers Can Contain Features What is GIS? Geographic Information Systems Introduction to ArcGIS A database system in which the organizing principle is explicitly SPATIAL For CPSC 178 Visualization: Data, Pixels, and Ideas. What Can

More information

Reading Questions. Lo and Yeung, 2007: 2 19. Schuurman, 2004: Chapter 1. 1. What distinguishes data from information? How are data represented?

Reading Questions. Lo and Yeung, 2007: 2 19. Schuurman, 2004: Chapter 1. 1. What distinguishes data from information? How are data represented? Reading Questions Week two Lo and Yeung, 2007: 2 19. Schuurman, 2004: Chapter 1. 1. What distinguishes data from information? How are data represented? 2. What sort of problems are GIS designed to solve?

More information

A GIS helps you answer questions and solve problems by looking at your data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared.

A GIS helps you answer questions and solve problems by looking at your data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared. A Geographic Information System (GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. GIS allows us to view,

More information

User s Guide to ArcView 3.3 for Land Use Planners in Puttalam District

User s Guide to ArcView 3.3 for Land Use Planners in Puttalam District User s Guide to ArcView 3.3 for Land Use Planners in Puttalam District Dilhari Weragodatenna IUCN Sri Lanka, Country Office Table of Content Page No Introduction...... 1 1. Getting started..... 2 2. Geo-referencing...

More information

Institute of Natural Resources Departament of General Geology and Land use planning Work with a MAPS

Institute of Natural Resources Departament of General Geology and Land use planning Work with a MAPS Institute of Natural Resources Departament of General Geology and Land use planning Work with a MAPS Lecturers: Berchuk V.Y. Gutareva N.Y. Contents: 1. Qgis; 2. General information; 3. Qgis desktop; 4.

More information

Intro to GIS Winter 2011. Data Visualization Part I

Intro to GIS Winter 2011. Data Visualization Part I Intro to GIS Winter 2011 Data Visualization Part I Cartographer Code of Ethics Always have a straightforward agenda and have a defining purpose or goal for each map Always strive to know your audience

More information

SESSION 8: GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND MAP PROJECTIONS

SESSION 8: GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND MAP PROJECTIONS SESSION 8: GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND MAP PROJECTIONS KEY CONCEPTS: In this session we will look at: Geographic information systems and Map projections. Content that needs to be covered for examination

More information

GIS Spatial Data Standards

GIS Spatial Data Standards GIS Spatial Data Standards Manatee County, FL GIS Section, Information Services Department TABLE OF CONTENTS I. Introduction 2 A. Purpose 2 B. Reference 2 II. Spatial Reference Information 2 A. Projection:

More information

APLS 2011. GIS Data: Classification, Potential Misuse, and Practical Limitations

APLS 2011. GIS Data: Classification, Potential Misuse, and Practical Limitations APLS 2011 GIS Data: Classification, Potential Misuse, and Practical Limitations GIS Data: Classification, Potential Misuse, and Practical Limitations Goals & Objectives Develop an easy to use geospatial

More information

ArcGIS Data Models Practical Templates for Implementing GIS Projects

ArcGIS Data Models Practical Templates for Implementing GIS Projects ArcGIS Data Models Practical Templates for Implementing GIS Projects GIS Database Design According to C.J. Date (1995), database design deals with the logical representation of data in a database. The

More information

Guidelines on Information Deliverables for Research Projects in Grand Canyon National Park

Guidelines on Information Deliverables for Research Projects in Grand Canyon National Park INTRODUCTION Science is playing an increasing role in guiding National Park Service (NPS) management activities. The NPS is charged with protecting and maintaining data and associated information that

More information

Tutorial 3 - Map Symbology in ArcGIS

Tutorial 3 - Map Symbology in ArcGIS Tutorial 3 - Map Symbology in ArcGIS Introduction ArcGIS provides many ways to display and analyze map features. Although not specifically a map-making or cartographic program, ArcGIS does feature a wide

More information

Metadata for Big River Watershed Geologic and Geomorphic Data

Metadata for Big River Watershed Geologic and Geomorphic Data Metadata for Big River Watershed Geologic and Geomorphic Data Metadata are descriptions and information regarding compiled data. This appendix contains the metadata that describes the compiled data used

More information

Creating Figure Ground Maps in ArcMap 10.x: Basic procedures to download, open, manipulate and print spatial data

Creating Figure Ground Maps in ArcMap 10.x: Basic procedures to download, open, manipulate and print spatial data Creating Figure Ground Maps in ArcMap 10.x: Basic procedures to download, open, manipulate and print spatial data These procedures outline: A. Retrieving Property Data B. Uncompressing the Downloaded Files

More information

An Introduction to Coordinate Systems in South Africa

An Introduction to Coordinate Systems in South Africa An Introduction to Coordinate Systems in South Africa Centuries ago people believed that the earth was flat and notwithstanding that if this had been true it would have produced serious problems for mariners

More information

Digital Cadastral Maps in Land Information Systems

Digital Cadastral Maps in Land Information Systems LIBER QUARTERLY, ISSN 1435-5205 LIBER 1999. All rights reserved K.G. Saur, Munich. Printed in Germany Digital Cadastral Maps in Land Information Systems by PIOTR CICHOCINSKI ABSTRACT This paper presents

More information

gvsig: A GIS desktop solution for an open SDI.

gvsig: A GIS desktop solution for an open SDI. gvsig: A GIS desktop solution for an open SDI. ALVARO ANGUIX1, LAURA DÍAZ1, MARIO CARRERA2 1 IVER Tecnologías de la Información. Valencia, Spain. Tel. +34 96 316 34 00; Fax. +34 96 316 34 00 Email: alvaro.anguix@iver.es

More information

DATA QUALITY AND SCALE IN CONTEXT OF EUROPEAN SPATIAL DATA HARMONISATION

DATA QUALITY AND SCALE IN CONTEXT OF EUROPEAN SPATIAL DATA HARMONISATION DATA QUALITY AND SCALE IN CONTEXT OF EUROPEAN SPATIAL DATA HARMONISATION Katalin Tóth, Vanda Nunes de Lima European Commission Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy ABSTRACT The proposal for the INSPIRE

More information

Lecture 2. Map Projections and GIS Coordinate Systems. Tomislav Sapic GIS Technologist Faculty of Natural Resources Management Lakehead University

Lecture 2. Map Projections and GIS Coordinate Systems. Tomislav Sapic GIS Technologist Faculty of Natural Resources Management Lakehead University Lecture 2 Map Projections and GIS Coordinate Systems Tomislav Sapic GIS Technologist Faculty of Natural Resources Management Lakehead University Map Projections Map projections are mathematical formulas

More information

Syllabus AGET 782. GIS for Agricultural and Natural Resources Management

Syllabus AGET 782. GIS for Agricultural and Natural Resources Management Syllabus AGET 782 Course Title: GIS for Agricultural and Natural Resources Management Course Abbreviation: AGET 782 Course Credits: Instructor: Course Description: Required Text: 3 hours Timothy N. Burcham,

More information

INTRODUCTION TO ARCGIS SOFTWARE

INTRODUCTION TO ARCGIS SOFTWARE INTRODUCTION TO ARCGIS SOFTWARE I. History of Software Development a. Developer ESRI - Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., in 1969 as a privately held consulting firm that specialized in landuse

More information

The Map Grid of Australia 1994 A Simplified Computational Manual

The Map Grid of Australia 1994 A Simplified Computational Manual The Map Grid of Australia 1994 A Simplified Computational Manual The Map Grid of Australia 1994 A Simplified Computational Manual 'What's the good of Mercator's North Poles and Equators, Tropics, Zones

More information

Introduction to GIS. Dr F. Escobar, Assoc Prof G. Hunter, Assoc Prof I. Bishop, Dr A. Zerger Department of Geomatics, The University of Melbourne

Introduction to GIS. Dr F. Escobar, Assoc Prof G. Hunter, Assoc Prof I. Bishop, Dr A. Zerger Department of Geomatics, The University of Melbourne Introduction to GIS 1 Introduction to GIS http://www.sli.unimelb.edu.au/gisweb/ Dr F. Escobar, Assoc Prof G. Hunter, Assoc Prof I. Bishop, Dr A. Zerger Department of Geomatics, The University of Melbourne

More information

What are map projections?

What are map projections? Page 1 of 155 What are map projections? ArcGIS 10 Within ArcGIS, every dataset has a coordinate system, which is used to integrate it with other geographic data layers within a common coordinate framework

More information

GIS Data Quality and Evaluation. Tomislav Sapic GIS Technologist Faculty of Natural Resources Management Lakehead University

GIS Data Quality and Evaluation. Tomislav Sapic GIS Technologist Faculty of Natural Resources Management Lakehead University GIS Data Quality and Evaluation Tomislav Sapic GIS Technologist Faculty of Natural Resources Management Lakehead University The quality of GIS data gains in importance when considering some of the main

More information

The Courses. Covering complete breadth of GIS technology from ESRI including ArcGIS, ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Engine.

The Courses. Covering complete breadth of GIS technology from ESRI including ArcGIS, ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Engine. ESRI India: Corporate profile ESRI India A profile India s Premier GIS Company Strategic alliance between ESRI Inc. and NIIT Technologies Adjudged as India s Best GIS Solutions Company - Map India 2001

More information

NJDEP GPS Data Collection Standards For GIS Data Development

NJDEP GPS Data Collection Standards For GIS Data Development NJDEP GPS Data Collection Standards For GIS Data Development Bureau of Geographic Information Systems Office of Information Resource Management June 8, 2011 1.0 Introduction... 3 2.0 GPS Receiver Hardware

More information

GIS IN ECOLOGY: SPATIAL REFERENCING

GIS IN ECOLOGY: SPATIAL REFERENCING GIS IN ECOLOGY: SPATIAL REFERENCING Contents Introduction... 2 Coordinate Systems... 2 Map Projections... 3 Georeferencing... 5 Data Sources... 7 Tasks... 7 Undefined versus Unprojected Data... 7 Setting

More information

City of Tigard. GIS Data Standards

City of Tigard. GIS Data Standards City of Tigard GIS Data Standards City of Tigard 13125 SW Hall Blvd Tigard, Oregon 97223 503 639-4171 Page 1 of 5 1.0 Purpose The purpose of these standards is to provide guidance for geospatial data development

More information

Chapter 6: Data Acquisition Methods, Procedures, and Issues

Chapter 6: Data Acquisition Methods, Procedures, and Issues Chapter 6: Data Acquisition Methods, Procedures, and Issues In this Exercise: Data Acquisition Downloading Geographic Data Accessing Data Via Web Map Service Using Data from a Text File or Spreadsheet

More information

Data source, type, and file naming convention

Data source, type, and file naming convention Exercise 1: Basic visualization of LiDAR Digital Elevation Models using ArcGIS Introduction This exercise covers activities associated with basic visualization of LiDAR Digital Elevation Models using ArcGIS.

More information

Data classification methods in GIS The most common methods

Data classification methods in GIS The most common methods University of Thessaly, Department of Planning and Regional Development Master Franco Hellenique POpulation, DEveloppement, PROspective Volos, 2013 Data classification methods in GIS The most common methods

More information

Create a folder on your network drive called DEM. This is where data for the first part of this lesson will be stored.

Create a folder on your network drive called DEM. This is where data for the first part of this lesson will be stored. In this lesson you will create a Digital Elevation Model (DEM). A DEM is a gridded array of elevations. In its raw form it is an ASCII, or text, file. First, you will interpolate elevations on a topographic

More information

Adaptation of High Resolution Ikonos Images to Googleearth for Zonguldak Test Field

Adaptation of High Resolution Ikonos Images to Googleearth for Zonguldak Test Field Adaptation of High Resolution Ikonos Images to Googleearth for Zonguldak Test Field Umut G. SEFERCIK, Murat ORUC and Mehmet ALKAN, Turkey Key words: Image Processing, Information Content, Image Understanding,

More information

Introduction to GIS. http://libguides.mit.edu/gis

Introduction to GIS. http://libguides.mit.edu/gis Introduction to GIS http://libguides.mit.edu/gis 1 Overview What is GIS? Types of Data and Projections What can I do with GIS? Data Sources and Formats Software Data Management Tips 2 What is GIS? 3 Characteristics

More information

WFP Liberia Country Office

WFP Liberia Country Office 1 Oscar Gobbato oscar.gobbato@wfp.org oscar.gobbato@libero.it WFP Liberia Country Office GIS training - Summary Objectives 1 To introduce to participants the basic concepts and techniques in using Geographic

More information

WHAT YOU NEED TO USE THE STATE PLANE COORDINATE SYSTEMS

WHAT YOU NEED TO USE THE STATE PLANE COORDINATE SYSTEMS WHAT YOU NEED TO USE THE STATE PLANE COORDINATE SYSTEMS N & E State Plane Coordinates for Control Points AZIMUTHS - True, Geodetic, or Grid - Conversion from Astronomic to Geodetic (LaPlace Correction)

More information

GIS Data in ArcGIS. Pay Attention to Data!!!

GIS Data in ArcGIS. Pay Attention to Data!!! GIS Data in ArcGIS Pay Attention to Data!!! 1 GIS Data Models Vector Points, lines, polygons, multi-part, multi-patch Composite & secondary features Regions, dynamic segmentation (routes) Raster Grids,

More information

Earth Coordinates & Grid Coordinate Systems

Earth Coordinates & Grid Coordinate Systems Earth Coordinates & Grid Coordinate Systems How do we model the earth? Datums Datums mathematically describe the surface of the Earth. Accounts for mean sea level, topography, and gravity models. Projections

More information

v Software Release Notice -. Acquired Software

v Software Release Notice -. Acquired Software v Software Release Notice -. Acquired Software 1. Software Name: Software Version: ArcView GIs@ 3.3 2. Software Function: ArcView GIS 3.3, developed by Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI@),

More information

Geographic Information Systems Training Module I through 4

Geographic Information Systems Training Module I through 4 Geographic Information Systems Training Module I through 4 ARC GIS 10.x Geographic Information Systems and GPS Training Guide Developed by Stephen P. Menard Jr, USAID/Malawi Program Officer - Original

More information

Mapping and Digital Data Standards. October 2013

Mapping and Digital Data Standards. October 2013 Mapping and Digital Data Standards October 2013 New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Geographic Information System Prepared by: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Office of

More information

INTRODUCTION to ESRI ARCGIS For Visualization, CPSC 178

INTRODUCTION to ESRI ARCGIS For Visualization, CPSC 178 INTRODUCTION to ESRI ARCGIS For Visualization, CPSC 178 1) Navigate to the C:/temp folder 2) Make a directory using your initials. 3) Use your web browser to navigate to www.library.yale.edu/mapcoll/ and

More information

WILD 3710 Lab 3: GIS Data Exploration Camp W.G. Williams

WILD 3710 Lab 3: GIS Data Exploration Camp W.G. Williams WILD 3710 Lab 3: GIS Data Exploration Camp W.G. Williams -Laboratory- TAs and Lab Instructors: Chris McGinty chris@gis.usu.edu Office: JQL 146 Office Hours: W 2:30 3:30 or by appt. Alex Hernandez alex@gis.usu.edu

More information

Cookbook 23 September 2013 GIS Analysis Part 1 - A GIS is NOT a Map!

Cookbook 23 September 2013 GIS Analysis Part 1 - A GIS is NOT a Map! Cookbook 23 September 2013 GIS Analysis Part 1 - A GIS is NOT a Map! Overview 1. A GIS is NOT a Map! 2. How does a GIS handle its data? Data Formats! GARP 0344 (Fall 2013) Page 1 Dr. Carsten Braun 1) A

More information

Assessment of Workforce Demands to Shape GIS&T Education

Assessment of Workforce Demands to Shape GIS&T Education Assessment of Workforce Demands to Shape GIS&T Education Gudrun Wallentin, Barbara Hofer, Christoph Traun gudrun.wallentin@sbg.ac.at University of Salzburg, Dept. of Geoinformatics Z_GIS, Austria www.gi-n2k.eu

More information

INDIVIDUAL COURSE DETAILS

INDIVIDUAL COURSE DETAILS INDIVIDUAL COURSE DETAILS A. Name of Institution NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNICAL TEACHERS TRAINING AND RESEARCH TARAMANI CHENNAI 600 113 [An Autonomous Institute under Ministry of Human Resource Development,

More information

PLOTTING SURVEYING DATA IN GOOGLE EARTH

PLOTTING SURVEYING DATA IN GOOGLE EARTH PLOTTING SURVEYING DATA IN GOOGLE EARTH D M STILLMAN Abstract Detail surveys measured with a total station use local coordinate systems. To make the data obtained from such surveys compatible with Google

More information

GIS Databases With focused on ArcSDE

GIS Databases With focused on ArcSDE Linköpings universitet / IDA / Div. for human-centered systems GIS Databases With focused on ArcSDE Imad Abugessaisa g-imaab@ida.liu.se 20071004 1 GIS and SDBMS Geographical data is spatial data whose

More information

The Chief Directorate: National

The Chief Directorate: National Surveying The South African Coordinate Reference System (Part 1) by Aslam Parker, Chief Directorate: National Geo-spatial Information This article will define the various elements of the South African

More information

ADWR GIS Metadata Policy

ADWR GIS Metadata Policy ADWR GIS Metadata Policy 1 PURPOSE OF POLICY.. 3 INTRODUCTION.... 4 What is metadata?... 4 Why is it important? 4 When to fill metadata...4 STANDARDS. 5 FGDC content standards for geospatial metadata...5

More information

Mean density map for the Italian region by GIS techniques

Mean density map for the Italian region by GIS techniques BOLLETTINO DI GEOFISICA TEORICA ED APPLICATA VOL. 40, N. 3-4, pp. 477-482; SEP.-DEC. 1999 Mean density map for the Italian region by GIS techniques V. BAIOCCHI (1),M.CRESPI (1) and F. RIGUZZI (2) (1) DITS

More information

Representing Geography

Representing Geography 3 Representing Geography OVERVIEW This chapter introduces the concept of representation, or the construction of a digital model of some aspect of the Earth s surface. The geographic world is extremely

More information

The UCC-21 cognitive skills that are listed above will be met via the following objectives.

The UCC-21 cognitive skills that are listed above will be met via the following objectives. Master Syllabus Department of Geography GEOG 265: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Course Description Fundamentals of geographic information systems (GIS). How to visualize geographic information

More information

Crime Mapping Methods. Assigning Spatial Locations to Events (Address Matching or Geocoding)

Crime Mapping Methods. Assigning Spatial Locations to Events (Address Matching or Geocoding) Chapter 15 Crime Mapping Crime Mapping Methods Police departments are never at a loss for data. To use crime mapping is to take data from myriad sources and make the data appear on the computer screen

More information

Introduction to Map Design

Introduction to Map Design Introduction to Map Design Introduction This document is intended to help people without formal training in map design learn to produce maps for publication or electronic display using ArcView, a desktop

More information

R Graphics Cookbook. Chang O'REILLY. Winston. Tokyo. Beijing Cambridge. Farnham Koln Sebastopol

R Graphics Cookbook. Chang O'REILLY. Winston. Tokyo. Beijing Cambridge. Farnham Koln Sebastopol R Graphics Cookbook Winston Chang Beijing Cambridge Farnham Koln Sebastopol O'REILLY Tokyo Table of Contents Preface ix 1. R Basics 1 1.1. Installing a Package 1 1.2. Loading a Package 2 1.3. Loading a

More information

Data Modeling Basics. John Auel GIS Technician II United Services Group

Data Modeling Basics. John Auel GIS Technician II United Services Group Data Modeling Basics John Auel GIS Technician II United Services Group Background Bachelor of Science at University of Wisconsin, Steven s Point Area of Emphasis -- Cartography Been at United Services

More information

An Esri White Paper October 2010 Esri Production Mapping Product Library: Spatially Enabled Document Management System

An Esri White Paper October 2010 Esri Production Mapping Product Library: Spatially Enabled Document Management System An Esri White Paper October 2010 Esri Production Mapping Product Library: Spatially Enabled Document Management System Esri, 380 New York St., Redlands, CA 92373-8100 USA TEL 909-793-2853 FAX 909-793-5953

More information

What's new in gvsig Desktop 2.0

What's new in gvsig Desktop 2.0 What's new in gvsig Desktop 2.0 What are the novelties? 2.0 1.12 Migrating and building... Some examples... Please pardon our appearance during construction Pie and bar chart legends Table in layout 1.12

More information

2 GIS concepts. 2.1 General GIS principles

2 GIS concepts. 2.1 General GIS principles 2 GIS concepts To use GIS effectively, it is important to understand the basic GIS terminology and functionality. While each GIS software has slightly different naming conventions, there are certain principles

More information

Maintaining High Accuracy in Modern Geospatial Data

Maintaining High Accuracy in Modern Geospatial Data Maintaining High Accuracy in Modern Geospatial Data Patrick Cunningham President info@bluemarblegeo.com www.bluemarblegeo.com +1 (207) 582 6747 Copyright 2010 Blue Marble Geographics Concepts Geodesy -

More information

Under GIS Data select Hydrography This will show all of the state-wide options for hydrography data. For this project, we want the seventh entry in

Under GIS Data select Hydrography This will show all of the state-wide options for hydrography data. For this project, we want the seventh entry in Introductory Exercises for GIS Using ArcMap & ArcCatalog GIS Cyberinfrastructure Module EEB 5894, section 10 Please refer to the ESRI online GIS Dictionary for additional details on any of the terms in

More information

Data Visualization. Prepared by Francisco Olivera, Ph.D., Srikanth Koka Department of Civil Engineering Texas A&M University February 2004

Data Visualization. Prepared by Francisco Olivera, Ph.D., Srikanth Koka Department of Civil Engineering Texas A&M University February 2004 Data Visualization Prepared by Francisco Olivera, Ph.D., Srikanth Koka Department of Civil Engineering Texas A&M University February 2004 Contents Brief Overview of ArcMap Goals of the Exercise Computer

More information

OREGON GIS METADATA STANDARD

OREGON GIS METADATA STANDARD OREGON GIS METADATA STANDARD Version 2.02 April 2015 Revision History: v.1 original metadata standard, December 2002 v.2.0 revised text to match other standard documents v 2.01 revised minimum metadata

More information

Spatial data quality assessment in GIS

Spatial data quality assessment in GIS Recent Advances in Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering Spatial data quality assessment in GIS DANIELA CRISTIANA DOCAN Surveying and Cadastre Department Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest

More information

Government 98dn Mapping Social and Environmental Space

Government 98dn Mapping Social and Environmental Space Government 98dn Mapping Social and Environmental Space LAB EXERCISE 5: The Analysis of Fields Objectives of this lab: Visualizing raster data Using Spatial Analyst functions to create new data Analysis

More information

Thematic Map Types. Information Visualization MOOC. Unit 3 Where : Geospatial Data. Overview and Terminology

Thematic Map Types. Information Visualization MOOC. Unit 3 Where : Geospatial Data. Overview and Terminology Thematic Map Types Classification according to content: Physio geographical maps: geological, geophysical, meteorological, soils, vegetation Socio economic maps: historical, political, population, economy,

More information

Creating Web and Mobile Maps Using ArcGIS Online. SCO Technical Paper

Creating Web and Mobile Maps Using ArcGIS Online. SCO Technical Paper Creating Web and Mobile Maps Using ArcGIS Online SCO Technical Paper Version History Version Date Notes Author/Contact 1.0 February, 2012 Initial document created. John J Czaplewski Copyright 2012 The

More information

5. GIS, Cartography and Visualization of Glacier Terrain

5. GIS, Cartography and Visualization of Glacier Terrain 5. GIS, Cartography and Visualization of Glacier Terrain 5.1. Garhwal Himalayan Glaciers 5.1.1. Introduction GIS is the computer system for capturing, storing, analyzing and visualization of spatial and

More information

Mississippi Private Schools 2015

Mississippi Private Schools 2015 Mississippi Private Schools 2015 Shapefile Tags education, schools, private, K-12 Summary To add to state data clearinghouse the Mississippi private schools point features. Description Point locations

More information

University of Arkansas Libraries ArcGIS Desktop Tutorial. Section 2: Manipulating Display Parameters in ArcMap. Symbolizing Features and Rasters:

University of Arkansas Libraries ArcGIS Desktop Tutorial. Section 2: Manipulating Display Parameters in ArcMap. Symbolizing Features and Rasters: : Manipulating Display Parameters in ArcMap Symbolizing Features and Rasters: Data sets that are added to ArcMap a default symbology. The user can change the default symbology for their features (point,

More information

Data Visualization. Brief Overview of ArcMap

Data Visualization. Brief Overview of ArcMap Data Visualization Prepared by Francisco Olivera, Ph.D., P.E., Srikanth Koka and Lauren Walker Department of Civil Engineering September 13, 2006 Contents: Brief Overview of ArcMap Goals of the Exercise

More information

HELCOM Data and Map Service. User Manual

HELCOM Data and Map Service. User Manual HELCOM Data and Map Service User Manual Version 2.2 - February 2015 1 Table of contents 1. General Information... 3 1.1 Background... 3 1.2 Technical requirements... 3 1.3 Contact... 3 2. Accessing HELCOM

More information

An Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) using Quantum GIS (QGIS) version 1.8.0 (Lisboa)

An Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) using Quantum GIS (QGIS) version 1.8.0 (Lisboa) An Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) using Quantum GIS (QGIS) version 1.8.0 (Lisboa) by University of Toronto Map and Data Library, June 2012 gis.maps@utoronto.ca http://mdl.library.utoronto.ca

More information

Web Map Service Architecture for Topographic Data in Finland

Web Map Service Architecture for Topographic Data in Finland Web Map Service Architecture for Topographic Data in Finland Teemu Sipilä National Land Survey of Finland Abstract. Since 2012 National Land Survey of Finland has been renewing its web map services and

More information

Creating Maps in QGIS: A Quick Guide

Creating Maps in QGIS: A Quick Guide Creating Maps in QGIS: A Quick Guide Overview Quantum GIS, which is often called QGIS, is an open source GIS desktop application. Comparing to ArcGIS, QGIS can be installed on various operating systems,

More information

WGS AGD GDA: Selecting the correct datum, coordinate system and projection for north Australian applications

WGS AGD GDA: Selecting the correct datum, coordinate system and projection for north Australian applications internal report WGS AGD GDA: Selecting the correct datum, coordinate system and projection for north Australian applications JBC Lowry Hydrological and Ecological Processes Program Environmental Research

More information

Using CAD Data in ArcGIS

Using CAD Data in ArcGIS Esri International User Conference San Diego, California Technical Workshops July 27, 2012 Using CAD Data in ArcGIS Jeff Reinhart & Phil Sanchez Agenda Overview of ArcGIS CAD Support Using CAD Datasets

More information

REGIONAL CENTRE FOR TRAINING IN AEROSPACE SURVEYS (RECTAS) MASTER IN GEOINFORMATION PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT

REGIONAL CENTRE FOR TRAINING IN AEROSPACE SURVEYS (RECTAS) MASTER IN GEOINFORMATION PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT REGIONAL CENTRE FOR TRAINING IN AEROSPACE SURVEYS (RECTAS) MASTER IN GEOINFORMATION PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION October 2014 1. The programme The academic programme shall be referred

More information

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT FOR A COMMUNITY COLLEGE, SKILLS-BASED GIS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM USING DACUM/SCID & THE UCGIS BODY OF KNOWLEDGE

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT FOR A COMMUNITY COLLEGE, SKILLS-BASED GIS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM USING DACUM/SCID & THE UCGIS BODY OF KNOWLEDGE CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT FOR A COMMUNITY COLLEGE, SKILLS-BASED GIS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM USING /SCID & THE UCGIS BODY OF KNOWLEDGE By John Johnson San Diego Mesa College San Diego, CA 2008 1 I INTRODUCTION

More information

Implementation of Recent Metadata Directives and Guidelines in Public Administration: the Experience of Sardinia Region

Implementation of Recent Metadata Directives and Guidelines in Public Administration: the Experience of Sardinia Region Implementation of Recent Metadata Directives and Guidelines in Public Administration: the Experience of Sardinia Region Luisa Manigas, Michele Beneventi, Luca Corvetto, Rita Vinelli and Marco Melis Region

More information

Documents. Geir-Harald Strand and Vilni Verner Holst Bloch

Documents. Geir-Harald Strand and Vilni Verner Holst Bloch 2009/9 Documents Documents Geir-Harald Strand and Vilni Verner Holst Bloch Statistical grids for Norway Documentation of national grids for analysis and visualisation of spatial data in Norway Statistics

More information

LEOworks - a freeware to teach Remote Sensing in Schools

LEOworks - a freeware to teach Remote Sensing in Schools LEOworks - a freeware to teach Remote Sensing in Schools Wolfgang Sulzer Institute for Geography and Regional Science University of Graz Heinrichstrasse 36, A-8010 Graz/Austria wolfgang.sulzer@uni-graz.at

More information

Constructing a Web-based GIS for Earthquake Monitoring in Turkey

Constructing a Web-based GIS for Earthquake Monitoring in Turkey Constructing a Web-based GIS for Earthquake Monitoring in Turkey Asli GARAGON DOGRU, Gonul TOZ, Haluk OZENER and Onur GURKAN, Turkey Key words: Internet-GIS, Earthquakes, Computer Programming, Data Transformations.

More information

Vector analysis - introduction Spatial data management operations - Assembling datasets for analysis. Data management operations

Vector analysis - introduction Spatial data management operations - Assembling datasets for analysis. Data management operations Vector analysis - introduction Spatial data management operations - Assembling datasets for analysis Transform (reproject) Merge Append Clip Dissolve The role of topology in GIS analysis Data management

More information

GIS User Guide. for the. County of Calaveras

GIS User Guide. for the. County of Calaveras GIS User Guide for the County of Calaveras Written by Dave Pastizzo GIS Coordinator Calaveras County San Andreas, California August 2000 Table of Contents Introduction..1 The Vision.1 Roles and Responsibilities...1

More information

Technology Trends In Geoinformation

Technology Trends In Geoinformation Technology Trends In Geoinformation Dato Prof. Sr Dr. Abdul Kadir Bin Taib Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia (JUPEM) Email: drkadir@jupem.gov.my www.jupem.gov.my NGIS 2008 3 rd. National GIS Conference

More information

OCAD smart for cartography A niche product towards a professional cartographic. software

OCAD smart for cartography A niche product towards a professional cartographic. software OCAD 10 OCAD smart for cartography A niche product towards a professional cartographic software Positioning of OCAD Geodata Mobile Data Entry (GPS) Internet Desktop Publishing (DTP) OCAD Import and Export

More information

Objective of this chapter is;

Objective of this chapter is; Making Maps With GIS Objective of this chapter is; Getting Started with GIS Chapter 7 Good maps made by GIS follow the accepted rules of cartographic representation and symbolization. Maps terminology

More information

Northumberland Knowledge

Northumberland Knowledge Northumberland Knowledge Know Guide How to Analyse Data - November 2012 - This page has been left blank 2 About this guide The Know Guides are a suite of documents that provide useful information about

More information

APPLY EXCEL VBA TO TERRAIN VISUALIZATION

APPLY EXCEL VBA TO TERRAIN VISUALIZATION APPLY EXCEL VBA TO TERRAIN VISUALIZATION 1 2 Chih-Chung Lin( ), Yen-Ling Lin ( ) 1 Secretariat, National Changhua University of Education. General Education Center, Chienkuo Technology University 2 Dept.

More information

STATE OF NEVADA Department of Administration Division of Human Resource Management CLASS SPECIFICATION

STATE OF NEVADA Department of Administration Division of Human Resource Management CLASS SPECIFICATION STATE OF NEVADA Department of Administration Division of Human Resource Management CLASS SPECIFICATION TITLE PHOTOGRAMMETRIST/CARTOGRAPHER V 39 6.102 PHOTOGRAMMETRIST/CARTOGRAPHER II 33 6.110 PHOTOGRAMMETRIST/CARTOGRAPHER

More information