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Introduction to GIS for Developers

Developers are using geographic information systems (GIS) to visualize, analyze, and interpret location information already present in their data. This course introduces GIS concepts, demonstrates GIS workflows in code, and explores GIS resources.
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(41)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Apr 15, 2019
Duration
2h 2m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(41)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Apr 15, 2019
Duration
2h 2m
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Description

There is more data flowing around the globe than ever before, and it's often challenging to discover and understand relationships, patterns, and trends in all that data.

In this course, Introduction to GIS for Developers, you'll learn how a geographic information system (GIS) can be used to reveal patterns hidden in the location information of a dataset.

  • First, you'll learn ways to find authoritative GIS data, or create your own.
  • Next, you'll explore techniques for visualizing GIS data on an interactive map.
  • After that, you'll learn ways to analyze GIS data to expose spatial relationships and trends.
  • Finally, you'll discover how sharing GIS data and apps can increase their value for solving real-world problems.
When you're finished with this GIS developer training, you'll have the skills and knowledge needed to begin harnessing the power of GIS in your own projects.
About the author
About the author

Jason Hine is a Developer Technical Lead with the training department at Esri, an international geographic information systems (GIS) software company. Jason has worked with GIS developer toolkits and custom GIS solutions since 1997, and currently specializes in Java, JavaScript, and Android.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Jason Hine, and I'm excited to introduce you to GIS, an incredible technology that can unleash the potential of data in all kinds of applications. I am a developer technical lead at Esri. In this course, we are going to learn powerful, fundamental GIS concepts and explore workflows for applying those concepts using GIS APIs. Some of the major topics that we will cover include creating GIS data and finding data others have shared, visualizing patterns by displaying GIS data in a map, analyzing GIS data to discover new insights and correlations, and finally, sharing GIS solutions to multiply their reach and impact. By the end of this course, you'll know how to find GIS APIs for different programming languages, connect with other GIS developers for inspiration and support, and incorporate GIS workflows in your own coding projects. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with at least one programming language. Course demos use JavaScript, but the GIS knowledge and workflows in this course are designed to translate well across many different programming languages. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn GIS with the Introduction to GIS for Developers course, at Pluralsight.