GIS Fundamentals: Projections and Map Design – Cartography Introduction

In this video, we introduce the concepts behind cartography and quality map design. This course is the second in the “Geographic Information Systems Fundamentals” series, designed for beginners interested in learning more about GIS or students and professionals looking for a refresher. The course will continue with core concepts of GIS covered in the first course of the series. We’ll use Esri’s ArcGIS software to make a basic basemap of a neighborhood in Brooklyn, complete with multiple layers from several data sources, shown at a specific, accurate scale. We’ll also cover a number of concepts essential to GIS, including projections, coordinate systems, cartography, and the difference between raster and vector data models.

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