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## Introduction to GIS and Public Health (CDC)

In the Centers for Disease Control’s Map Making Session: Fundamentals course, you’ll walk through four lessons covering how to create maps, add data, illustrate owner occupancy by Census Tract and create a basic road network. These materials include instructions for using ArcGIS, the data, and an example of what the final map product should look like.

Lesson 1 covers working with Census Data; Lesson 2 tackles geocoding; and Lesson 3 covers buffers. Themes covered in the final lesson will include a number of geoprocessing techniques, exporting shapefiles, working with fields within tables and geocoding. download Lesson 1 download Lesson 2 download Lesson 3 download Lesson 4 lesson 4 data only

Organizing Principles for GIS (CDC)

In this course provided by the Centers for Disease Control and developed by the Children’s Environmental Health Initiative, users are introduced to key considerations when it comes to how best to organize, display, and work with spatial data. Good data management skills are stressed, and each module includes a lesson, exercise and dataset.

Module 1: Considering Spatial Data 
Module 2: Displaying Data
Module 3: Working with Spatial Data
Module 4: Leveraging the What of Geographic Data
Module 5: Map Design and Communication

Introduction to GIS Tutorial (Yale)

Another fine introductory tutorial compiled by Yale’s Stacey Maples, this tutorial walks the user through the basics of how to utilize the tools and user interface for ArcMap. Like other tutorials in this series, these are best used as supplementary materials or refreshers on common ways to access the various functions found in the software.

This tutorial covers:

Intro to the User Interface
Docking Tabbed Windows
Turning on or off Extensions
Accessing ArcCatalog
Open a Map Document
Quick Introduction to Map Projections
Exploring Toolbars and Various Tools
Setting Bookmarks
Selecting Attributes
Joining Tables
Working with the Layout View
Adding Common Map Elements

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