This online course is offered to you for free. For the purpose of copyright and ownership for the author; you have to be careful and not to upload the content of this course publicly online. You need to have a textbook, tutorial data and the video tutorial so that you can self-study the materials.
Note: I will upload the textbook as soon as possible
To install the training data:
The mgisdata6e.exe archive contains the documents and data needed to do the tutorials and exercises. The student must extract the contents of this file to his own hard drive to create the mgisdata folder containing the data for this book. If more than one person on the computer is using this book, then each person should make her own copy of the data in a separate folder. The installed data requires approximately 240 MB of disk space.
To start installing the data for the exercises, click HERE. Then follow the instructions below.
- Click Open or (possibly OK or Run) to confirm that the source of this file is trustworthy and you want to open it. Don’t choose Save, because it will simply copy the extraction file to your disk instead of extracting the data.
- Click the Browse button to set the folder to extract the data to (see (a) in the figure). The data will be placed in a folder called mgisdata in whatever location you choose. In other words, if you select C:\gisclass as the target folder, then the data will be placed in C:\gisclass\mgisdata.
- Click Unzip (b) to start installing the data. It may take several minutes. Wait until you see the Finished window announcing that all the files have been extracted, then click OK and close the WinZip Self-Extractor window.
Using the Video Clips
The videos are intended as a supplement and as an alternate learning strategy for those who find following a series of written steps cumbersome. It would be tedious to watch all of them. Instead, try using them in the following situations:
- When you don’t completely understand the written instructions.
- If you have trouble finding the correct menu or button.
- When a step doesn’t seem to work properly.
- When a reminder is needed to do a previously learned skill in order to complete a step.
- Whenever you find that watching the videos enhances learning.
Click to open the Labs or Lessons