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Real-World GIS

Geographic information systems, or GIS, is a way to approach mapping and spacial analysis using a computer environment. Learning GIS 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? In this course, Dr. Jason VanHorn helps you master practical, real-world GIS scenarios. He shows you how to get GIS data; uses for GIS data; how to understand and master projections; how to collect GIS data in the field; and how to build online web maps and mapping applications using Jason also provides a series of challenges and solutions you can use to build your own GIS project from scratch, and finishes with some practical advice on the tips on how you can land a GIS job—and the different types of GIS jobs that are out there.

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