## Geoprocessing

This exercise refreshes use of buffer and select by attribute and explores new tools like Create Random Points, Subset Features and Map Series to automate map pages.

## Fallacies

Information about the fallacies of the earth being round, the meaning of sea level, and gravity consistency.

## Geographic Coordinate Systems

Datums are one component of a geographic coordinate system (GCS). A GCS includes a datum, angular unit of measure, and a prime meridian. Datums are often thought of as geographic coordinate systems because it is very rare that the units are not degrees (v...

## Projected Coordinate Systems

So how do we flatten a curved surface? Very carefully. Hopefully you have all seen or have tried the orange peel demonstration often enough to realize that there is no way to flatten a curved surface without stretching, shearing, and/or tearing it.

## Transformations Between Datums

Anytime you display data in a map document in ArcGIS that has a geographic coordinate system (or in this case datum) that differs from other data layers in your map document or that differs from the data frame display coordinate system

## Habitat Modeling

The objective of this lab is to demonstrate the use of a geographic information system for basic habitat modeling. The instructions will walk you through the process of creating a composite binary raster model to map potential habitat for Mexican spotted ...

## Hydrologic Analyses

Calculate new surfaces from digital elevation models that can be used to generate stream networks. The results are dependent on the quality of the elevation data used to originate the derivative surfaces. Think about the data in reference to the uncertain...

## Introduction to Basic Geostatistics

In this lab you will work through some traditional spatial statistics exercises. Three levels of pattern analysis: Locational patterns, Spatial auto-correlation of locations and a value associated with each location, Statistically significant clusters of ...

## Introduction to Vector Data

This exercise delves into the details of vector data. You will learn how to use vector attributes to identify sets of features, use location tools to identify proximate features, and symbolize features based on attribute values.

## Digital Elevation Models

Here is your chance to dig into an important but often-overlooked characteristic of rasters: resolution. Explore the implications of resolution and elevation source material for mapping, conservation, and understanding landscapes. Demonstration of downloa...

## Introduction to ArcGIS Pro

This is a thorough introduction to ArcGIS Pro map and layout tools. Learn how to create projects, add data and manipulate the drawing order, change the way data is drawn on the map, and create professional map layouts.

## Home Range Estimations

You will calculate a generic home range using a traditional and widely used convex polygon tool. You will then create a more complex density surface from which you will calculate probability of use. This allows you to estimate a more specific general and ...

## Open Source GIS

This lab will introduce you to working with airborne lidar data and alternatives to ArcGIS for visualizing, analyzing, and presenting those raster data and their derivative products.

## Choose a Coordinate System

For better or worse, ArcGIS makes it easy for us to avoid the onerous task of truly understanding coordinate systems. This is unfortunate because it works directly against our ability to produce meaningful and defendable results.

## Data Mining & Advanced Symbology Techniques

Perform some basic data manipulations, view data properties to understand “spatial reference” and “resolution.” Access synthesized to global climate data from the NASA GISS Surface Temperature Analysis site. A chance to show your cartographic skills and c...

## Projection Specifics in ArcGIS

There are a few different ways we can manipulate coordinate systems in ArcGIS. As was said before, most spatial data we work with has already been assigned the correct coordinate system (the coordinate system that correlates with the values of the coordin...

## Datums

Using spheroids and geoids, we can create a series of surfaces that combine these conceptual representations of the earth’s surface. Why create a series of surfaces instead of just one?

## Coordinate Systems

Information on Cartesian coordinate systems for round objects as well as linear and planar units for flat object.s