GIS Tutorial for Atmospheric Sciences - Section 1.2: Exploring Spatial Data

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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 2 - Exploring Spatial Data

Technical skills you will learn:

  • Explore data format types in ArcGIS.
  • Work with vector data.
  • Add web services to your maps.
  • Explore raster datasets.

Required Software

ArcGIS 10.0 or higher

ArcGIS Pro



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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