Geospatial Mapping & Data Visualization Program
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Methods of Instruction

Video Lecture Content – Participants follow a series of instructor-designed, screen-capture videos that simulate traditional in-person lectures. Additional support is provided by chat boards, FAQs, and access to instructors via email.

Applied Content – Participants utilize instructor-prepared materials to work through basic geospatial data manipulation and analysis on their personal computers, using free trial software.

Assessment – Participants answer a series of multiple-choice questions at their own pace while working through module material to check their understanding.

Program Modules

Core Module

Minimum expected time to complete: 28-32 hours
* Technical Requirements: A PC with at least a 2.2 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM running Windows 7 or newer, OR the ability to run Windows in a virtual environment on an Apple or other device with equivalent specs [ Detailed Specs ]

Agriculture Industry Professionals Utilize Geospatial Mapping Technologies Geographic Principles

  • Functionality overview
  • Tabular data
  • Spatial data
  • Geographic data types
  • Tabular queries
  • Spatial queries

ArcMap Basics

  • ESRI software suite discussion
  • Software installation
  • Software layout, interface, and navigation
  • Adding and identifying data
  • Symbology
  • Cartographic fundamentals

Applied ArcMap & Analysis

  • Projections
  • Queries
  • Joins
  • Basic geoprocessing
  • Advanced symbology and labelling
  • Creating & exporting a map
  • ArcCatalog
  • ArcToolbox
  • ArcEditor

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Applied Module: ArcGIS Online

Minimum expected time to complete: 12-18 hours

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ArcGIS Online Introduction

  • Functionality overview
  • Creating an ArcGIS Online user account
  • Navigating in the ArcGIS Online environment
  • ESRI data sources and Living Atlas
  • Uploading custom data

Applied & Instructional Content

  • Spatial and tabular queries in AGOL
  • Map creation in AGOL
  • Geoprocessing in AGOL
  • Map sharing and collaboration in AGOL

Deliverables

  • Publicly accessible web map with custom data uploaded and user-specific symbology

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Applied Module: Data Visualization with Tableau

Minimum expected time to complete: 12-18 hours

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Introduction and Applied/Instructional Content

  • Functionality overview
  • Joining and blending data sources
  • Visual analytics using charts and figures
  • Creating and working with variable sets
  • Data filtering, sorting, and grouping
  • Parameters and formatting
  • Mapping and geocoding
  • Calculations and expressions

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Instructors:

Peter Owens, Senior Project Analyst
Geographical Information Center • CSU, Chico
pbowens@csuchico.edu
Ryan Miller, Senior Economic Analyst
Geographical Information Center • CSU, Chico
rgmiller@csuchico.edu