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Data in GIS

Steve Ramroop, Ph.D.

This course is the second course of a series of GIS courses. The understanding from this course goes together with the other courses of this series of GIS courses. This course presents a study of the data used in a Geographic Information System (GIS). Application developers of GIS must have a good understanding of data used in GIS because the data cost in any GIS application is typically 80% of the application cost. This course presents the basics of data used in GIS as they are related to the intended GIS application. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end of each of the five lectures, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

* If you are a registered professional land surveyor in Florida, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Texas or Vermont, you need to take the approved courses for that specific state under the course category "Surveying & Mapping".

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