Manifold GIS

A Manifold GIS course on 2 days

If it were necessary to teach a Manifold course in just two days, this would be a course plan. Fields marked as practical should be done by hand on the job, using a step-by-step exercise.

First day

1. Principles of GIS

  • What is GIS?
  • Differences between vector and raster data
  • Map projections
  • Free Resources

2. Basic Operations with Manifold (Practical)

  • Importing data
  • Assigning Projection
  • Deployment and navigation of drawings and tables
  • Creating a new map
  • Working with layers on a map
  • Selecting, Creating, Editing Objects in Drawings and Tables
  • Using the info tool
  • Saving a new project

3. Cartographic communication

  • Accepted concepts in cartographic visualization
  • Thematic Format
  • Colors and symbology
  • Differences between deploy and print

4. Thematic format of a drawing (Practical)

  • In thematic deployment
  • Format of drawings
  • Polygon, point and line format settings
  • Settings in the Map Component
  • Creating Labels
  • Thematic mapping
  • Themes for theming
  • Adding captions

5. Creating a Map (Practical)

  • Cartographic principles to consider
  • Layout definition
  • Layout elements (text, images, legends, scala bar, north arrow)
  • Exporting layouts
  • Printing a Map

Second day

6. Introduction to Databases

  • What is an RDBMS
  • Design of databases (indexing, braces, integrity and naming)
  • Storage of geographic data in an RDBMS
  • Principles of the SQL language

7. Accessing Databases (Practical)

  • Importing data
  • Linking to a table from an external RDBMS
  • Linked Drawings
  • Attaching tabular data to drawings
  • Tables table
  • The selection bar
  • The query bar

8. Processing data using SQL (Practical)

  • SQL Queries
  • SQL Query Action
  • Query Parameters
  • Spatial SQL queries

9. Spatial Analysis (Practical)

  • Principles of spatial analysis
  • Spatial selection using different operators
  • Spacial Overlay
  • Creating buffers and centroids
  • Shortest route
  • Density of points

Based on the theme defined for the course that will be taught at University College London (UCL) in the course that will be taught on February 12 and 13, 2009


Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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