This course offers engineers an opportunity to enhance their technical skills in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) by discussing online resources, data sharing techniques, and how to connect to various GIS servers, all while earning continuing education credits and without needing an ArcGIS license.
This course offers engineers seeking enhanced technical prowess and competitiveness the opportunity to explore and gain proficiency in Geographical Information Systems (GIS). In an era embracing Cloud-based computing and technology, students can earn valuable continuing education credits while delving into online resources and data-sharing techniques tailored for GIS practitioners. Geared towards engineers, the course navigates a somewhat technical landscape, offering step-by-step guidance on connecting to diverse GIS servers, leveraging online services, and proficiently preparing maps and data for sharing among peers or even as public offerings. A hands-on approach is employed, exemplifying the advantages of accessing online web map services. Follow a personalized engineer-focused example using your own computer, and embark on a journey to elevate your GIS proficiency in sync with evolving technological trends.
This course details both the positives and the potential obstacles that come with the utilization of online mapping services. Participants will become acquainted with ESRI’s ArcGIS for Server and ArcGIS Online. For those less familiar with ArcGIS, a convenient glossary of relevant terms is included, serving as a quick refresher or a guide to new terminology introduced. Additionally, practical user tips for efficient manipulation of GIS services are shared by the author, along with pointers to explore online help resources. Valuable sidebar content offers deeper context into the historical and contemporary applications of GIS services and a unit covering server limitations. Crafted to serve as a valuable reference for office and field engineers, project managers, and individuals requiring access to these services. This course’s purpose is to inform and aid. It is designed to captivate the reader’s interest while providing informative content.
An ArcGIS license isn’t a prerequisite for this course; however, reviewing the course introduction is recommended to align expectations with the intended audience level.
Author: Julie Coco, PE
Course Number: 215
Course Hours: 7 PDH