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. 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 computer exercises designed to use GIS for real-world applications.

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

Applicants need a working knowledge of air quality terms and concepts and must have completed the following prerequisites (or have equivalent training/experience) prior to attending.
  • Introduction to Tribal Air Quality

  • Air Quality Computations

  • Air Pollution Technology

If you have questions regarding the pre-requisites or your eligibility for this course, please contact Patricia Ellsworth, Air Quality Curriculum Coordinator, at or phone 928-523-6721.

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Last updated: June 20, 2014


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