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GIS training, free courses, blogs and other resources

You have brains in your head.  You have feet in your shoes.  You can steer yourself any direction you choose!  (Dr. Seuss, of course)  Wondering where to start with GIS?  Maybe you're looking for a few tips and tricks from other users -- or maybe a course to brush up on your understanding of spatial data or widen your professional horizons.  In a world where GIS is everwhere, the choices can seem overwhelming.  Here's a sampler to help you navigate.

Entry level to intermediate courses:

https://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/portal/sites/ifwis/files/user/idfg-ccoulter/GIScourses_Esri_Spring2015.xlsx

Of interest to any level GIS user:

INFO / BLOGS / LINKS

http://www.magip.org/Training

http://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/17227/free-gis-workshops-tutorials-and-applied-learning-material

http://www.gislounge.com/learning-gis-resources-for-gis-training/

http://www.gislounge.com/gis-distance-learning/

http://education-portal.com/articles/List_of_Free_Online_Geography_Courses_and_Educational_Materials.html

http://wiki.gis.com/wiki/index.php/List_of_GIS-related_Blogs

TRAINING / INVOLVEMENT

http://giscenter.isu.edu/

http://www.junipergis.com/training/

http://www.nwgis.org/

http://www.urisa.org/

https://vimeo.com/geospatialtraining

http://www.geospatialtraining.com/

http://learninggis.com/our-classes/gis-training-online

http://hcl.harvard.edu/libraries/maps/gis/tutorials.cfm

http://www.gis247.com/

http://open.ems.psu.edu/courseware

http://ocw.tufts.edu/Course/74

https://mangomap.com/

http://gisgeography.com

Happy Mapping from the GIS Team in IFWIS!

Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) Hierarchy Table

Mystified by the often-confusing terminology associated with water drainage naming and numbering?

This table relates well to the official NHD/USGS system (source: Wikipedia 2015Feb05).

The GIS layer Hydrologic Units includes Level 3 (3rd-code/6-digit) through Level 6 (6th-code/12-digit) polygons.

 

These images should help clarify, beginning at the HUC3 level,

Lower Snake River Basin selected:

Lower Snake River Basin description

 

Zoom in to HUC4 with Imnaha River (Oregon) Subbasin selected:

 

Zoom in to HUC5 with Upper Imnaha River Watershed selected:

 

Zoom to HUC6, South Fork Imnaha River Subwatershed selected:

 

Display Points From a Table: A Step-by-Step Guide

Do you have data points that won’t display right in your GIS map?

This may be the help you need.

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