Advanced Geospatial Analysis Skills: Review and Self-Assessment

Nicolas MalloyAuthor: Nicolas R. Malloy


In this lab, you will review concepts, methods, and skills learned in previous courses. This activity is designed to help you test areas of knowledge that need additional review. If it has been some time since you have used GIS, this activity will help you get back on track.

You will find very few step-by-step instructions during this activity. Instead, you will be given a series of problems to solve. Students registered for the Intermediate GIS (GSP 370) course at Humboldt State University are encouraged to collaborate with other students during lab or online via discussion forums. When collaborating, do not give out answers. Rather, you should discuss the steps and tools used to get the answers.

Helpful Resources for Review


To review concepts covered in this activity, you may find the following links helpful:

Learning Outcomes


  • Review how to acquire data from a public source
  • Review checking spatial references
  • Review spatial selections
  • Review attribute selections
  • Review creating layers from selected features
  • Review vector overlay operations
  • Review raster analysis tools such as slope and raster calculator
  • Review adding XY data
  • Review table joins
  • Review classification methods for data symbolization