AAPL Basics of GIS Seminar

AAPL Basics of GIS Seminar

The American Association of Professional Landmen invites you to its Basics of GIS Seminar in Houston, TX on January 26, 2015. The program will be held at The Hilton Garden Inn Houston.

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The boom in the oil and gas industry and natural resource extraction (i.e. coal and minerals) in the United States is accompanied by the need to produce sophisticated maps to accurately depict geographical data. To be able to respond to the demands of the industry for reliable and highly skilled technicians, there is a need to train the workforce particularly in cartography design and geographic information systems.Organizations use the power of Geographic Information System (GIS) to create, edit, and analyze their data in order to make better decisions.

Course description

This class will introduce the participants to the fundamental concepts of GIS and its application to oil and gas industry and other related fields, explore data collection using global positioning system (GPS) and the basics of cartography / map design using the latest GIS software (ArcGIS for Desktop10.2). The class will also provide online data sources and use free web-based GIS that can also be used in making maps.

Target audience

This course is for those who are new in geographic information systems or for those who need a refresher on the basics of GIS.

DATE: Monday, January 26, 2015

Hilton Garden Inn
12245 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77079

$250 for members, $375 for non-members if you register by January 12th.


Everyone will need to bring a laptop (Windows PC ONLY) or plan to team up with someone who has a laptop. Mac / Apple system is not compatible with the software unless you have Parallels Desktop installed that can run Windows separately. ALSO, please have a computer MOUSE to use during class. Navigation to the software will be better executed using a mouse. You also need to TEST your laptop if it can handle to run the software. Please see instruction link below for details.

You will also be required to download data and install software BEFORE the seminar from the link listed below. Copy all the files on DESKTOP of your laptop computer. If you have any questions you may contact Rico by email at rgazal@gmail.com.


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SCHEDULE: Monday, January 26, 2015

8:30 – 9:00am Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 10:00am Basic concepts of GIS, Applications of GIS, Online sources of GIS data

10:00 – 10:30am Projections and Coordinate Systems

10:30 – 10:45am Break

10:45 – 12:00pm GPS use and Applications

12:00 – 1:00pm LUNCH (on your own)

1:00 – 1:30pm Class Exercise on data collection using GPS

1:30 – 2:00pm Demonstration of ArcExplorer Online / Desktop

2:00 – 3:00pm Map preparation and Wrap-up

This program is accredited for 5 CPL, RPL, or RL continuing education credits.


Organizer AAPL


Mon, Jan. 26, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central
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Hilton Garden Inn
12245 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77079