Introduction to Coastal & Marine GIS

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ABPmer offices, Southampton
£ 675.00
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02380 711867


This 3-day course uses case studies and hands-on activities to show how marine and coastal datasets can support decision-making.

Using ArcGIS v10.x, the course is structured around 11 modules that cover various GIS concepts and techniques. As well as introducing marine data and GIS, the course considers common problems faced when mapping coastal and offshore environments. There is also an opportunity to discuss with experts specific spatial data issues.

At the end of the course you will know and understand:

what GIS is, what spatial data is, raster and vector data models
the core tasks involved in GIS analysis including acquisition, storage, management, manipulation and presentation
the core functionality of ArcMap, ArcCatalog and the embedded ArcToolbox
how to import data and handle tables
georeferencing raster images
the creation and editing of spatial data
basic geoprocessing tasks
ModelBuilder basics

The course is validated under the Association for Geographic Information CPD scheme and the GIS Certification Institute GIS Professional (GISP) Award.

GeoData, University of Southampton, is a fully accredited RGS-IBG CPD Provider.