​Using the ©OpenStreetMap Data Wizard in Simple GIS Client

Description

  • This GIS video tutorial demonstrates using the U.S. Census Data Wizard to calculate the percentage of student population enrolled in public school vs private school for a selected parish (county) in Louisiana.


Topics covered in this tutorial:

  • Retreiving US Census data using the US Census Data Wizard.
  • Summarizing and normalizing data
  • Filtering shape files
  • Adding a chart to a shape file
  • Creating a Map

Basic Functionality of MapDataView Document in Simple GIS Client Project - Video GIS Tutorial

Customizing Simple GIS Client

Using the Census Demographic Calculator

Basic Editing Functions in Simple GIS Client

Batch Geocoding Street Addresses from a CSV File or Excel Spreadsheet

Using Buffers in Simple GIS Client Application - Video GIS Tutorial

Creating an Image Data Base in Simple GIS Client Application - Video GIS Tutorial

Modifying and Creating Symbols in Simple GIS Client Application - GIS Tutorial

Description:

  • This video GIS tutorial will demonstrate the basic functionality of  publishing maps within Simple GIS using the new map templates introduced in version 10.  


Topics covered in this tutorial:

  • Creating a map document from a map template.
  • Adding a map reference grid
  • Exporting maps to graphic files and PDF documents
  • Creating a map book with overview and legend.

Using the Simple GIS Data Wizard for the USGS National Map Service

Data Wizards

Simple GIS Software-Simple GIS Client Tutorials

​Creating your own Geocode database using Tiger Data from the US Census Bereau

Advanced Editing Functions in Simple GIS Client

Description:

  • This video GIS tutorial will demonstrate creating buffers in a Simple GIS Client project to perform sophisticated spatial analysis.   It will also cover creating drive time/distance rings. 



Description:

  • This video GIS tutorial will demonstrate creating and modifying layer legends in the Simple GIS Client Application.


Topics covered in this tutorial:

  • Modifying a layer object's legend
  • Cover different types of legends
  • Special legend properties such as scaling  and advanced rendering

Description:

  • This video GIS tutorial will demonstrate building an Image Database (Image Catalog) in our Simple GIS Client application.


Topics covered in this tutorial:

  • Exporting image to Simple GIS Multi Resolution (*.mri) file format.
  • Creating an image database to mosaic several images together as one.

Adding Chart Object To Your Map Document

Publishing Maps in Simple GIS Client

Creating and Modifying Legends in Simple GIS Client Application - Video GIS Tutorial

Description

  • This GIS video tutorial demonstrates using the Census Demographic Calculator to calculate population by age demographics by select Zip Code Tabulation Area boundaries


Topics covered in this tutorial:

  • Executing queries for demographic data against selected polygon features  in a shapefile.
  • Creating new shapefile based upon results of query.
  • Creating new territories based upon results of query.

Adding Derived Geometry Fields To An Attribute Table

Description:

  • Graphing select information from a feature directly on to your map document can be useful and more effective to convey additional information about the features displayed in your map.  This tutorial will demonstrate the new Map Chart object functionality in Simple GIS Client 10.2


Topics covered in this tutorial:

  • Adding and configuring a map chart object on to your map.

Description

  • This GIS video tutorial will demonstrate how to create a new detailed Street Map project by selecting a state of interest from the OpenStreetMap Data Wizard.  It will also explain the settings for routing and geocoding  parameters in the new street map.


Topics covered in this tutorial

  • Creating a new detailed street map project from the Street Map project template using the ©OpenStreetMap Data Wizard.
  • Setting the properties needed for routing and geocoding in the new street map project
  • Using the routing and geocoding functions in the new street map project
  • Refreshing the Street Map and Geocoding data using the Open Street Map Data Wizard.

Geocoding in Simple GIS Client

Description

  • This GIS video tutorial demonstrates geocoding a set of street addresses from an Excel spreadsheet document into a new shapefile using the integrated US Census Geocoder service.


Topics covered in this tutorial:

  • Creating a new project file from a project template
  • Batch geocoding street addresses from an Excel spreadsheet file.
  • Changing symbology on a shapefiles legend​

Editing Data in Simple GIS Client

Cogo Editing in Simple GIS

Map Publication in Simple GIS Client

Description:

  • This video GIS tutorial will demonstrate creating your geocode database using freely available Tiger data from the US Census Bureau and creating a geocode database using multiple datasources


Topics covered in this tutorial:

  • Creating new geocode database
  • Address mapping single address at a time
  • Using Batch Geocoding to map multiple addresses at one time.

Description:

  • This video tutorial demonstrates some of the basic editing functions in Simple GIS Client including adding custom graphics, as well as creating new shapefiles and editing existing shapefiles. 


Topics covered in this tutorial:

  • Creating and editing customer graphics on a map
  • Creating a new shapefile
  • Adding new features to your shapefile
  • Editing existing features in your shapefile
  • Editing feature attribute data

Simple GIS Software Tutorials


Welcome to Simple GIS Tutorials page.  We put this page together as another resource to hopefully help you get the most out of your software. Listed below are GIS tutorials specific to Simple GIS Client application.  Each tutorial contains a brief description and video links that we hope you will find useful.  For tutorials specific to the Simple GIS Server application, see our Simple GIS Server Tutorials page.  If there is a particular topic you think would be beneficial, drop us a line from our Contact Us page and we'll see what we can do.  We'd love to hear from you. 

Description

  • This tutorial covers the basics of using the Cogo editing features in Simple GIS.  Cogo editing allows you to easily enter new features using survey measurements in Simple GIS.


View this tutorial here.

Adding Feature Layer Attribute Tables To Your Map Document

Customizing Simple GIS Client Projects

Simple GIS Client Version 9.0 - Basic Interface Functionality.

Generating Heat Maps in Simple GIS

Description

  • This video GIS tutorial will demonstrate the new basic interface functionality in Simple GIS Client version 9.0


Topics covered in this tutorial:

  • Creating a new Simple GIS Client project file from a project template
  • Switching between documents, docking document windows and navigating the project manager window
  • Adding data to a Map Data View document.
  • Working in the TOC of a Map Data View document
  • Panning and zooming in a Map Data View document
  • Drawing simple graphics in a Map Data View document
  • Viewing table documents
  • Creating Map documents

Description

  • This tutorial covers the basics of using the Simple GIS Data wizard to search for and download freely available data from the USGS including topographic maps, aerial imagery, elevation data, and more.


View this tutorial here.

Description

  • This tutorial covers the basics of generating Heat Maps within Simple GIS.  Users can generate heatmaps using either a kernel density algorithm or interpolative inverse distance weighting algorithm.


View a descriptive tutorial here or the video tutorial to the right.

Description:

  • This video GIS tutorial will demonstrate creating and modifying symbols in the Simple GIS Client Application.


Topics covered in this tutorial:

  • Modifying a MapDataView document's default symbols
  • Modifying a graphic's symbol.
  • Creating new symbols
  • Modifying existing symbols

Basic Software Functionality

Description:

  • Adding and displaying select information from a feature layers' attribute table directly on to your map document can be useful to convey additional information about the features displayed in your map.  This tutorial will demonstrate the new Map Table object functionality in Simple GIS Client 10.1.1


Topics covered in this tutorial:

  • Creating a map document from a map template
  • Adding and configuring a map table document on to your map.

Description:

  • This video GIS tutorial will demonstrate the basic funtionality of working in the MapDataView document of a Simple GIS Client project.


Topics covered in this tutorial:

  • Creating a new Simple GIS Client project
  • Creating a new MapDataView document
  • Adding shapefiles and imagery to a MapDataView document
  • Working in the TOC of a MapDataView document
  • Navigation tools in a MapDataView document
  • Setting basic View and Layer properties
  • Querying by attribute data and selection sets
  • Drawing simple graphics in a MapDataView document

Using the US Census Data Wizard in Simple GIS Client Version 9.0

Description:

  • This video tutorial will demonstrate customizing your Simple GIS project file by writing custom VB procedures.  It will also demonstrate customizing menus, creating plugin extensions, and loading plugin extensions


Topics covered in this tutorial:

  • Creating a new VB module and writing your first VB procedure
  • Adding new custom menus to your projects and attaching VB procedures to your new menu items
  • Debugging VB procedures
  • Creating a new plugin extension
  • Loading plugin extensions into your Simple GIS projects

Analytics in Simple GIS Client

Description:

  • This video GIS tutorial will demonstrate adding derived geometry fields as calculated fields in a feature layer's attribute table.  Derived geometry fields allows the user to display specific characteristics (x & y coordinate, length, perimeter, and area)  for each records feature within the attribute table.


Topics covered in this tutorial:

  • Adding calculated fields to a table
  • Types of derived geometry fields based upon feature layers' geometry type (point, polyline, polygon)
  • Setting the units of measurement for your derived geometry fields.

Description:

  • This video tutorial demonstrates some of the more advanced editing functions in Simple GIS Client.


Topics covered in this tutorial:

  • Creating holes in polygon features
  • Intersecting polygons
  • Returning the difference between polygons
  • Splitting a polygon into multiple features
  • Editing shared boundaries between features
  • Clipping polylines
  • Using the polyline Fillet function
  • Extending polyline features to a boundary edge
  • Offsetting a polyline feature by a specified distance