GIS Tutorial for Atmospheric Sciences - Section 1.1: Basic GIS Fundamentals

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This is a freely available Geographic Information Systems (GIS) course geared towards GIS and weather and climate  students and practitioners. This course is intended to teach basic Geographic Information Systems (GIS) concepts, methods and terminology using weather and climate case studies.  

Section 1 - Basic GIS Fundamentals

Exercise 1 - Introduction to GIS

Technical skills you will learn:

  • Open and explore the software interface.
  • Add data to the map.
  • Work with attribute data.

Required Software

ArcGIS 10.0 or higher

ArcGIS Pro

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Jennifer Boehnert - National Center for Atmospheric Research

Greg Dobson - UNC Asheville's National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center

Paige Hoel - National Center for Atmospheric Research

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