Introduction to Manifold GIS 8 is designed to enable users to get up to speed with Manifold GIS very quickly. There are over 100 topics covered, and the course is similar to a two-day training class. The only difference is, when you want to slow things down, just rewind the video and watch it again.
The course will include all the videos and exercise data to get on your way in learning how to use Manifold GIS 8.0.
This lesson provides a basic overview for Manifold GIS. Students without GIS knowledge will get a short primer on what a GIS is, and what Manifold GIS is.
In this lecture, students are introduced to Manifold GIS projects. Students will learn how to open existing projects, create new projects, and modify the settings for projects.
In this section, students are introduced to the Manifold GIS interface. Specifically, they will learn about the basic panes for projects, viewbots, views, and layers. Also, students will learn about the file and edit menus in Manifold GIS.
Students are introduced to a basic overview of components in Manifold GIS. Specifically, students will learn about drawings, images, surfaces, terrains, and map components. Also, students will learn the difference between, and how to use both local and linked components.
Students will now drill down deeper, to learn more about drawings, how to create drawings, and the basic fundamental of drawings by working with the drawing menu tools.
Students will drill down deeper to understand the principle of linked drawings in Manifold 8. Specifically, students will work with drawings linked from geometries, queries, and geocoding results.
Students will learn how to format drawings, specifically how to format point, line, and area features. Students will also learn how to work with overlapping layers and thematic formatting.
Students will learn about the really cool tools that Manifold GIS has for editing drawings, including how to cut, copy, and paste drawing components. Also, students will learn how to edit drawings by adding points, lines, and areas, in addition to leveraging advanced tools in the Manifold editing capabilities for creating instant data and complex shapes.
Get ready to start working with advanced editing tools such as snapping features, autocompleting areas, shared edits, entering coordinate geometry, dissolving, simplifying, and segmentizing vectoring objects among other tools.
In this section, students will dig deeper into image components and will include an overview of images, creating, importing, and georeferencing images, and also how to utilize image menus.
Students will learn the basics of surfaces in Manifold GIS, and will learn how to import, link, and manipulate surfaces.
Students will learn how to work with terrains in Manifold GIS, and this will include creating terrain overlays with vector and raster data, as well as navigating the terrain component.
Students will learn about the basics of layers within a Manifold map component. This will include how to add and remove layers, set layer opacity, merge layers together, and how to create images from layers.
A key to really advancing your Manifold GIS skills is learning how to work with the drawing menu. In this section, students will learn how to perform spatial overlay, topological overlay (identity, intersection, and union), transfer selected features from one layer to another layer, and also how to transfer data between raster to vector.
Students will learn how to add labels to vector objects and will include a basic overview of labels, how to create, format, and rotate labels, and also how to reposition labels.
This is a jam packed lecture on the use of attribute tables in Manifold GIS, and will introduce students to the fundamentals of using tables, integrating tables and drawings, the use of intrinsic values in tables, and importing, linking, and querying tables among other features.
Manifold has a ton of capabilities built into the query toolbar. In this section, students will learn how to query components (drawings, images, surfaces, tables) using the toolbar in addition to how to manipulate and alter components through the query toolbar.
In this section students will learn how to create layouts for map production.
While Manifold is a very sophisticated and powerful GIS, there are times when you need to do make certain preparations to increase the performance of the product. This section will provide numerous examples on ways to improve performance.
Dr. Arthur J. Lembo, Jr. is an educator with a passion for GIS and almost 30 years of GIS industry experience.
Currently, Dr. Lembo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Geosciences at Salisbury University, where he is also the Technical Director of the Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative. Dr. Lembo has published numerous academic papers on GIS, authored a leading textbook on Statistical Problem Solving in Geography, and conducted sponsored research for organizations like the National Science Foundation, NASA, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the Kellogg Foundation.