ULC Course Description

GIS Introduction
Control Number: 205
Course Number: 54GIS01A
CEUs: 2.2     PDHs: 22.0     LUs: 0.0     PDUs: 0.0     CMs: 0.0     ACE: 0.0     CEHs: 0.0
This course provides introductory instruction on the use of GIS software/hardware and various data sources to analyze Corps project operations and support decision making.

Instruction should introduce students to the concept of GIS as an integrator of geospatial data and as an analysis tool emphasizing emergency management, natural resources and environmental applications. Topics include: (a) concept and operation of GIS, data entry, storage, display, and output; (b) geospatial data structures and their advantages; (c) compatibility issues; (d) analysis, modeling, QA/QC; (e) selection of a GIS; (f) importation of imagery CAD files; and (g) related USACE and Federal policies and standards.

Nominees should be assigned (a) as engineers, planners, biologists, foresters, or surveyors who use digital data to map or analyze projects; (b) Occupational Series: 0020-0029, 0100-0199, 0400-0499, 0800-0899, 1170, and 1300-1399; (c) Grade: GS-07 or above; (d) those whose job responsibilities include the analysis of spatial data and the use of digital data to map or manage Corps projects will find this course useful or (e) supervisors or others from any occupational series who are considering or are interested in the possible use of GIS in their business process.


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