Spatial Analysis & Data Visualization @ SFSU

Chapter 3 – Managing urbanization with vector GIS

Chapter 3 focuses on vector GIS operations. It provides an overview of the operations that students will do in Exercise 1: How to open GIS software and load existing spatial data, work with layers, find spatial features, and query and classify spatial data. Chapter 3 describes what maps can show and how they can help with social science research. Chapters 2 and 3 provide students with essential information to do exercises 1 and 2.