MapInfo Foundation Course Training - MI2
The foundation course is designed for people
who will be using MapInfo on a day to day basis. The focus of the course
is on basic operations, and how to find, and use the MapInfo tools to
carry them out. The course is designed as a series of modules covering
different aspects of MapInfo use, and each session uses a worked example
for delegates to follow on their own PCs. Delegates are provided with
a full training manual which may be kept for future reference.
The course is designed for users new to MapInfo,
who have some knowledge of using other Windows based packages. The aim
of the session is to be as non-technical as possible, while
providing the students with all of the information required to start
using MapInfo effectively.
Throughout the course examples from realistic
business cases are used, and there is an opportunity at the end of the
course for students to discuss the specifics of their business case
with the trainer.
Foundation Course Topics
Start-up - How to start MapInfo and designate
data for display on the screen
This section covers how to start MapInfo and how data can be displayed
Working with data - Viewing maps, associated
data and graphs
Within MapInfo, data can be viewed through maps, browsers and graphs,
these windows can be manipulated to allow you to get the best from your
Developing maps - How to map the data
you have created or imported
Once data has been loaded into MapInfo, then it is necessary to map
it to take advantage of the extra features offered by the GIS and Desktop
mapping functions. This lesson takes students through the initial stages
of assigning geographic information to existing data, and identifying
and using the existing geocoding data.
Database queries - How to find data items
you require through simple database queries
One of MapInfos powerful functions is the ability to search for
items of data based on some attribute of that data, and then locate
the information in geographic space against other data.
Storing Data - Creating new database
Although MapInfo has powerful links to allow data to be imported or
opened from a variety of formats, sometimes it is necessary to create
new database tables. This lesson shows the user how to create new MapInfo
database tables and store both textual and spatial information.
Thematic Mapping - The definition of
a map display to convey information about the data mapped
Having carried out analysis and search functions on data, this section
shows the user how to create map displays that represent these expressions
in a meaningful way.
- Finally, the course shows the students how to create useful hard-copy
output for inclusion in reports and presentations.
This course is recognised by the AGI and carries
6 CPD Points
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