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Basics of Geographic Coordinate Systems

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  • Format: Web Course
  • Duration: 1 module (3 hours)
  • Price: Free
  • ArcGIS Version: 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4
  • Authored by Esri

How do you accurately represent the location of features found on the earth's three-dimensional surface on a two-dimensional piece of paper or computer screen? In a GIS, the answer starts with a geographic coordinate system. In this course, you will learn the fundamental concepts of geographic coordinate systems and some of the history behind their development. You will also see how improvements in technology have affected the accuracy of GIS maps and measurements made from them.

Students and professionals who need to understand fundamental concepts of GIS.


Familiarity with ArcMap is beneficial.

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Contact us via e-mail or call toll-free at 888-377-4575, select option 3, between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM (Pacific Time).

Good presentation of a complex subject.

S. K. Smith, Texas