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On the map: Objectives and suitability

Course objectives

The course will help attendees to:

  • work with the latest version of the ArcGIS Desktop suite and recognise its different components and licences.
  • understand the different data types and structures dealt with by a GIS and how to manage them effectively.
  • create a geo-database and populate it with data from a variety of sources (e.g. CAD packages, MS Excel) and formats.
  • geo-reference and digitise image data.
  • understand the principles of datums and map projections and why this knowledge is crucial to the integrity of any dataset.
  • export spatial data to other software e.g. Petrel, SMT or Google Earth.
  • perform spatial queries on data layers to provide answers to location dependent questions.
  • use cartographic techniques to present the results of analysis in a variety of paper and digital formats.

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Suitability

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for people interested in analysing and managing oil and gas data with the following skills:

  • familiarity with the Windows XP operating system.
  • familiarity with an office application suite, such as Microsoft Office.

Previous GIS experience is not necessary.

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