Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is taught at the RGCPS in a workshop format. It is presented in two parts. Part one is a lecture, part two is hands-on training. Both are about 90 minutes in duration.
• During the lecture, GIS is presented as a concept: what it is and how it works. Included are some basics about usable data sets (raster vs. vector), the concept of projections, and applications for planetary data.
GIS Lecture: What_Is_GIS? [PDF/A, 20.2 Mb]
• The workshop is designed to utilize the concepts described in the GIS lecture and apply them to a hands-on training session. During the workshop, the functions and interface of ArcCatalog and ArcMap are explored using a suite of lunar datasets, which include images and shapefiles. Attendees will learn how to create, edit, and reproject vector data. They will also learn the basics on how to query spatial data. Included in the training are database management techniques.
GIS Workshop: Training with Planetary Applications [PDF/A, 14.5 Mb]
For more information on our Planetary GIS Laboratory and Planetary GIS Seminars, please contact Mr. David Nelson, the ASU School of Earth & Space Exploration GIS Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.