GIS Fundamentals

Course Brief

This course paves a conceptual base for GIS beginners and practical experience with GIS software. The duration of this course is 50 hours covered in two weeks and divided into 10 lectures; each lecture is 5 hours in length.

Course Objectives:

  • To comprehend GIS fundamentals
  • To become familiar with the software
  • Understanding geography and Projection basic concepts
  • To grasp the merits and differences between vector and raster data models
  • Getting basic skills in spatial data creation, editing and exchanging

Target Groups:

This course is designed for the students, employees, executives, managers and professionals in the various public sectors and private organizations who have no experience with GIS.


Students should have basic computer skills as well as good English language skills

Course Outcomes:

By the end of this course the trainee will be able to:

  • ¬†Acquire and create spatial data
  • Georeference digital images correctly
  • Create, update and calculate statistical as well as textual data
  • Design basic maps layouts

Course Outlines:

  • ¬†Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • Getting Started with ArcGIS for Desktop
  • Coordinates Systems and Map Projection
  • Hands-on Georeferencing
  • Map Digitizing & Editing
  • Table creation & statistics
  • Maps Layout Design
  • Final Project

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