Spatial Data Fundamentals (training materials)

This page contains links to training materials which introduce the learner to the basic principles of spatial data, mapmaking, and confidentiality.

In order to use spatial data effectively, it can be helpful to know:

  • what is spatial data?
  • what are geographic identifiers?
  • how should spatial data be formatted?
  • what do I need to know to make a map?
  • should I worry about coordinate systems and map projections?
  • what are potential privacy and confidentiality issues unique to spatial data?

 

These learning materials can help answer these questions and more.