Wednesday, March 19, 2008

GIS Video

A very nice video about GIS technology. It makes me remember why I love to work with GIS.

ArcGIS Tutorial

A Portuguese and Spanish ArcGIS tutorial was developed by a geologist called Rodrigo Nobrega and is freely available on the web.

My first contact with Rodrigo was in the end of 1999 and beginning of 2000. In this period he was consultant of a project developed by the company Geoexplore and he also was the instructor of a course about digital images processing. In 2004 I met him again and he was already a doctoral student of FACOM (Faculty of Communication from the Federal University of Bahia), and was developing a project related to cyberculture and cybergeography.

During this period I had a contact with the ArcGIS tutorial developed by him. It is an excellent quality material for beginners and even for someone who has already a good experience. Some animations in flash are available and are well didactic, such as the sequence of animations that shows us how to use the georeferencing tool with pictures on ArcGIS (1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6).

For our Spanish-speaking friends, a version of the tutorial in Spanish is available. This site is very interesting to visit!