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Geographic Information System (GIS) - Module and Lesson Details

1. The Essentials of Geographic Information System (GIS)

The aim of the Geographic Information System (GIS) course is to enable you to understand how Caddie integrates GIS into your normal drawing functions.

There are several good GIS tools and Drawing / Modelling tools, but Caddie offers the best of both worlds.

In addition to all the normal CAD tools, Caddie GIS enables you to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report on information from a spatial perspective.

This module will provide an introduction to Geographic Information System (GIS), you will complete the following two lessons:

History of Geography and Mapping

  • Recording geographic information
  • The shape of Earth - round or flat
  • History of Latitude and Longitude
  • Age of exploration
  • Navigation
  • Meridians and Parallels
  • Remembering Latitude and Longitude
  • Coordinates

What is a Geographic Information System and Caddies GIS and how it is used
  • GIS History
  • How CAD and GIS come together
  • Interoperability
  • Caddie's Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Reporting & Analysis of Information and Data (RAID)
2. Pre-requisites for using the full features of Caddie GIS
3. The Coordinate Reference System
4. Data Sources
5. Converting Between Coordinate Reference Systems
6. GIS Properties
7. Measuring and Querying
8. Creating your own Data Source
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