Description: This two-day course covers the fundamental GIS concepts that beginning users have needed for years. With the assistance of many GIS professionals this course content was defined, reviewed, prototyped and finalized. Students learn what GIS is, how to display data using various methods, how to query a GIS database, manipulate tabular data, and present clearly and efficiently using maps. Participants learn how to use ArcMap, ArcCatalog and ArcToolbox and explore how these applications work together providing a strong GIS software solution.
Topics include: What can GIS do – short examples; What is a Map – defining a map; ArcGIS Overview - capabilities & applications, interacting with the interface, basic display; Spatial Data Concepts – representing spatial data & descriptive information, different formats; Using the Help System; Managing your Data – using ArcCatalog & metadata, editing feature & attribute data; ArcGIS Data Model – geodatabases, shapefiles, coverages, feature types, attributes; Spatial coordinate systems and map projections.
Sign up at the NW GIS Users Conference web site: http://nwgis.org/2014/conference-workshops
Cost: $600/$700 per student (dependent on conference registration)