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Real-World GIS

with Jason VanHorn

Video: Real-World GIS: Welcome

Get solutions to real-world GIS challenges, such as collecting quality data, creating projections, and finding a GIS job.
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  1. 3m 20s
    1. Welcome
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      1m 15s
    3. Using the exercise files
    4. Using the challenges in this course
  2. 3m 31s
    1. The seven most common GIS questions
      3m 31s
  3. 44m 3s
    1. Exploring GIS trends
      5m 8s
    2. Exploring GIS data with the National Map Viewer
      7m 11s
    3. Finding imagery data using EarthExplorer
      6m 8s
    4. Working with US Census data via TIGER products
      9m 24s
    5. Exploring agriculture with CropScape
      3m 34s
    6. Accessing data in proprietary formats
      4m 45s
    7. Accessing data in catalog formats
      7m 53s
  4. 19m 32s
    1. Understanding the type of data you have
      2m 26s
    2. Understanding coverage data
      4m 47s
    3. Understanding shapefile data
      2m 24s
    4. Understanding geodatabases
      4m 33s
    5. Raster data model history and formats
      3m 43s
    6. Sharing GIS data
      1m 39s
  5. 24m 26s
    1. Working with scale and graticules
      5m 41s
    2. Exploring developable surfaces
      2m 50s
    3. Using geoids, spheroids, and datums
      4m 55s
    4. Putting it all together in ArcGIS
      11m 0s
  6. 34m 22s
    1. Collecting geospatial data
      2m 48s
    2. Adding map data to a spatial database
      5m 8s
    3. Adding scanned images to a spatial database
      12m 32s
    4. Adding GPS data to a a spatial database
      2m 14s
    5. Advanced collection techniques in GPS
      5m 36s
    6. Exploring open-source approaches to GIS data
      6m 4s
  7. 10m 45s
    1. Challenge: Get the data
    2. Solution: Get the data
    3. Challenge: Visualize the data
    4. Solution: Visualize the data
    5. Challenge: Isolate the data
    6. Solution: Isolate the data
      1m 36s
    7. Challenge: Attributes of the data
    8. Solution: Attributes of the data
      1m 11s
    9. Challenge: Analysis of the data
    10. Solution: Analysis of the data
      1m 0s
    11. Challenge: Build new data
    12. Solution: Build new data
      1m 9s
    13. Challenge: Import new data
    14. Solution: Import new data
      1m 5s
    15. Challenge: Convert your data
    16. Solution: Convert your data
      1m 0s
  8. 13m 56s
    1. Understanding ArcGIS for Server
      3m 56s
    2. Connecting a client to a GIS server
      3m 0s
    3. Working with
      5m 29s
    4. Using efficiently in the client
      1m 31s
  9. 8m 22s
    1. Exploring the types of GIS jobs
      3m 11s
    2. Portals for GIS jobs
      1m 37s
    3. Preparing for general interview questions
      1m 52s
    4. Preparing for specific interview questions
      1m 42s
  10. 1m 0s
    1. Next steps
      1m 0s

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Learning GIS (geographical information systems) requires training in cartography, database management, and spatial analysis. But once you've built a solid foundation in the basics, how do you approach GIS challenges in the real world? Dr. Jason VanHorn is here to help you master practical GIS scenarios, and answers the 7 most common questions he receives from other GIS professionals, including: Where can I get quality data? How do I create projections? What's an inexpensive solution for collecting geospatial data? and Where can I find a GIS job?

Topics include:
  • Exploring GIS trends
  • Accessing data in proprietary and catalog formats
  • Understanding GIS data formats
  • Working with scale and graticules in projections
  • Collecting geospatial data
  • Building a GIS project from scratch
  • Mastering GIS job interviews
Jason VanHorn


Hi, I'm Dr. Jason VanHorn and welcome to Real-World GIS. Geographic Information Systems or GIS, is a way to approach mapping and spacial analysis using a computer environment. This course begins by introducing the top seven questions that are common in the use of GIS. I'll start with a short overview, that allows you to jump right in by giving you a context and framework for what is discussed in this course. Then I'll go step by step to explore each question and best practice for solutions and understanding, so you'll be able to successfully complete work in GIS.

So whether you are completely new to GIS, and just getting started or if you've been doing this for a while, by the end of the course, you will be equipped to handle a robust set of challenges that come your way in the fascinating world of GIS. So let's get started with Real-World GIS

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