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L101 Foundations of Emergency Management


10/20/2017 - 10/21/2017 
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Location:  Santa Cruz, CA
Time:  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program

Interdisciplinary Sciences Building Room 486
Center for Integrated Spatial Research
University of California
Santa Cruz, CA

This course is an introduction to the concepts and application of Geographic Information Systems. The course presents conceptual and practical discussions of the analysis of spatial information with the addition of exercises using the ESRI ArcGIS suite of applications. The class is designed to provide a basic introduction to GIS including spatial data structures and sources, spatial tools, spatial data display and query, map generation, and basic spatial analysis using ArcGIS software. It is the foundation for the rest of the classes offered in our GIS series.

Course Format: Approximately 50% lecture and 50% lab exercise.

Please Note - There is a lot of information presented in this workshop in a short amount of time. We will maintain a fast pace, so please be prepared.

  1. Develop a basic understanding of the visualization, and modeling of geographic information.
  2. Facilitate an understanding of the unique nature of spatial data including types, geometry, attributes, geographic coordinate systems and map projections.
  3. Develop basic skills in spatial exploration through querying, spatial analysis, modeling, and mapping.
  4. Become familiar with ESRI ArcGIS desktop. Gain basic knowledge and technical skills to utilize the software
Teacher: Barry Nickel, Director of the Center for Integrated Spatial Research

$500 registration fee includes refreshments, lunch, and materials. Your registration will not be finalized until we receive payment for $500. We will email confirmation when payment has been received and finalize your registration. Payment can be either in the form of a check or credit card. Credit cards can be used through our website. Checks must be made payable to Elkhorn Slough Foundation and mailed to: Elkhorn Slough Foundation attn: Coastal Training Program, 1700 Elkhorn Road, Watsonville, CA 95076.

Grant Lyon 831-274-8700

Register here. Registration and payment deadline: 5 p.m. September 22, 2017

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