Spatial Analysis with Data Handling

Online

Spatial analysis is where the power of GIS truly shines. By combining data from independent sources, and using that information to evaluate complex, location-based issues, maps can be used to find patterns, assess trends and make important decisions.

In this class designed for GIS professionals seeking to take their skills to the next level, you will learn how to leverage various information sources to populate, analyze and present data visually. Through lecture and hands-on exercises, you will explore how to use ArcGIS Pro to establish topography rules to streamline and create accurate data for assessing a variety of geographically based issues, from environmental justice to public health. Course topics will include derivatives of Digital Elevation Models, with various methods for display and analysis, as well as 2D and 3D representation. You will also use Model Builder and Python to build tools to automate repeated tasks, enable others to make changes in the workflow, or evaluate the results. Upon successful completion of this course, you will possess stronger spatial analysis and data visualization skills that can be immediately applied in your GIS work.

Learning Outcomes

  • Present survey results in map form
  • Explore and analyze demographic data and present visually
  • Compare and contrast surface data and illustrate their differences
  • Integrate 2D and 3D representations of a site and create a fly-through animations
  • Build models to streamline workflow processes

Skills You Will Gain

  • Data visualization
  • 2D and 3D map design
  • Data analysis
  • ArcGIS Pro

Who Should Enroll in This Course

  • Software Developers
  • Cartographers (Who assume the role of GIS Analysts in the oil and gas industry)
  • Architects/Redevelopers/Designers
  • General Data Specialists
  • Structural, Mechanical, and/or Environmental Engineers
Academic Units
3
Section Number
223GIS120
Instruction Method
Online class

Section Notes

This is an online, remote learning course, which consists of content and curriculum that is taught with pre-recorded and real time lectures, in addition to real-time lecture/Q&A sessions with the instructors. Pre-recorded lectures and live sessions are accessed via our Canvas learning system and Zoom. 

This course is open January 23 – March 19. Weekly 1-hour meeting discussions will be announced 1 week prior to the start of the course. Students will be emailed a survey link in advance to determine which dates/times work best for weekly meetings.

Attendance of the live session(s) is mandatory to receive credit for this course. 

Please enroll before 1/8/2023 in order for students to secure their UC Davis computing accounts. Please let us know if you have any questions.  

 

 

Enrollment Policies

Drop requests (withdraw with a refund) will be approved, less a $30 processing fee, if the request is received seven calendar days before the course begins. Click here to view complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.

Prerequisites

Required:

Completion of Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or equivalent

Suggested:

Completion of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialization on Coursera

Discounts

APA

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

Info Session Discount

Attendees of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Information Sessions may be eligible for $100 discount on a class by entering the Coupon Code provided at the Information Session.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office, at (800) 752-0881, if you have questions about this discount.

AEP

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.