GIS Tutorial for Atmospheric Sciences - Section 1.5: Coordinate Systems and Map Projections

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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 5 - Coordinate Systems and Map Projections

Technical skills you will learn:

  • Understand basic coordinate system information.
  • Working with Toolbox to manually alter coordinate systems.

Required Software

ArcGIS 10.0 or higher

ArcGIS Pro



Jennifer Boehnert, National Center for Atmospheric Research

J. Greg Dobson, University of North Carolina at Asheville

Patricia Carbajales, Clemson University

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