GIS for Air Quality

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Course Description:
This course will provide tribal environmental professionals with the skills needed to map and interpret air quality-related data using GIS (Geographic Information System) software. Participants will learn to integrate a variety of data (including Access and Excel file formats) into a GIS project. Prior GIS experience is not required; however, basic computer skills are necessary.

Topics include:
  • Introduction to GIS

  • Integrating basic air dispersion and trajectory modeling data into GIS

  • Analyzing and manipulating data using GIS

  • Adjusting data imagery for better visualization

  • Exporting maps for use in other applications

Who Should Attend:
This course is designed for tribal environmental professionals who are interested in using GIS for air quality-related applications. Course attendees need prior knowledge of air quality terms and concepts and should have completed ITEP’s Air Pollution Technology course. Basic computer skills are required.

Course Structure and Approach:
This is a specialized course that takes a "learn by doing" approach. Participants will be able to progress at their own pace through a series of exercises designed to use GIS for real-world applications. The course will primarily be hands-on using computer-based exercises.

Pre-Requisites:
  • Introduction to Tribal Air Quality (or equivalent experience)

  • Air Quality Computations (or equivalent experience)

  • Air Pollution Technology (or equivalent experience)

Contact:
Lydia Scheer, 928/523-6887, Lydia.Scheer@nau.edu

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Last updated: September 7, 2010

 

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