If you want to get a head start for the Fall, look at the presentations and complete the exercises for Introduction to GIS and GIS Level 2. If you have previous experience and are interested in taking the Test Out Exam to satisfy the DUSP GIS coursework requirement, Introduction to GIS and GIS Level 2 cover the relevant materials. You will need to have ArcGIS installed on your machine for the exercises.
Learn the basics of visualizing and analyzing geographic information and creating your own maps in a Geographic Information System (GIS). Learn to work with data from the MIT Geodata Repository, analyze the data, and create maps that can be used in reports and presentations.
Expand your experience with GIS software and learn how to create and edit GIS files, geocode addresses onto a map, re-project data, and use tools like Clip, Buffer, and Spatial Join.
Take an ESRI Virtual Campus web course. For any web course that costs money, email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you are an incoming DUSP student. We will send you a code so you can access it for free.
Work through an ESRI tutorial. You can download the data from MIT IS&T.
Complete a tutorial created by our friends at Tufts. Their GIS team has created an extensive tutorial library.