Understanding GIS Coordinate Systems

Description: The course "Understanding GIS Coordinate Systems" is designed to give you a basic understanding of how geographic information systems use coordinate systems to tie GIS data to particular locations on the earth, and of the coordinate systems commonly used in the United States.  Course topics include geographic and plane coordinate systems, datums and ellipsoids, the UTM coordinate system, the US State Plane coordinate system, and coordinate system best practices for emergency management applications.

Author(s)
  • Name: Program: Pacific EMPRINTS
    Title: Pacific Emergency Management, Preparedness and Response Information Network and Training Services
    Organization: University of Hawaii at Manoa, College of Social Sciences
    Email: emprints@hawaii.edu

  • Name: Philip Page MA
    Title: Associate Director & Geographic Information Science and Technology Specialist/Educator
    Organization: University of Hawaii, Pacific EMPRINTS
    Email: phpage@hawaii.edu

  • Name: John Vogler MA
    Title: Geographic Information Science and Technology Specialist/Educator
    Organization: University of Hawaii, Pacific EMPRINTS
    Email: john.vogler@hawaii.edu

Developer
Name: Kanako Sturgis, MPH
Title: Program Specialist
Organization: Institute for Public Health, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University
Contact
Name: Philip Page, MA
Phone: 808-56-0891
Address: 1960 East-West Road, Biomedical Sciences A208, Honolulu, HI 96822-2223

Meta Information
Languages: English
Keywords: preparedness, GIS, geographic information system, GPS, global positioning system, mapping, response, Common Operational Picture
Primary Audience: First Responder, Administrator, Other
Target Capabiltities: Common: Communications, Common: Planning, Prevent: Information Gathering and Recognition of Indicators & Warnings, Prevent: Information Sharing and Dissemination, Prevent: Intelligence Analysis and Production, Protect: Epidemiologic Surveillance and Investigation, Respond: Emergency Operations Center Management, Respond: Emergency Public Information and Warning, Respond: Environmental Health, Respond: Mass Care (Sheltering, Feeding, Related services), Respond: On-site Incident Managment, Respond: Responder Health and Safety, Respond: Urban Search and Rescue, Respond: WMD/Hazardous Materials Response and Decontamination
Universal Task Listing: Prevent, Protect, Respond, Common
Cognative Domain: Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analyst/Investigation
Copyright Restrictions: Creative Commons - Attribution
Is Product...: Downloadable, Reusable, Accessible, Interoptable
Learning Management System Compatability: None
Added: Tue Dec 11 13:52:25 -0500 2007
Last Updated: Wed Jul 15 18:54:07 -0400 2009