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Understanding Geographic Data

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  • Format: Web Course
  • Duration: 6 modules (18 hours)
  • Price: $160 USD
  • ArcGIS Version: 9.1, 9.2, 9.3
  • Authored by David DiBiase

Acquiring geographic data can be expensive, so it makes sense for GIS users and their customers to know what to look for and where to find useful data. This course provides a comprehensive survey of the nature of geographic data and of the technologies and professions involved in producing the data. You will gain a thorough understanding of the geographic data needed to perform common GIS tasks. In course exercises, you will find geographic data on the Internet from institutions such as the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Census Bureau, and work with ArcGIS software and public domain data viewing applications.

New GIS users and customers of GIS service providers who want to become informed consumers of geographic data.


Knowledge of Windows-based software for basic file management and browsing is required.

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