Navigating GIS Concepts

Navigating GIS Concepts Using Esri’s ArcGIS Desktop (length: 2-days)

This course teaches what a GIS is and what you can do with it with a focus on utilizing Alaska GIS resources. Working with Esri’s ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Online, you will create maps, explore and analyze the data behind the maps, and apply methods to easily share your maps. By the end of the course, you will gain solid understanding of how GIS maps and ArcGIS tools are used to visualize real-world features, discover patterns, obtain information, and communicate that information to others.

Who Should Attend

Individuals with minimal GIS experience in the workplace or who consider themselves novices with Esri’s ArcGIS for Desktop software.

After completing the course, you will:

  • Have a clear understanding of GIS data structure and the file format in which they are stored and managed
  • Be familiar with the most commonly used projections and datums in Alaska and how they impact your mapping
  • Import and work with GPS data points in your GIS
  • Locate GIS data for Alaska, and utilize data from Web Mapping Services (WMS)
  • Analyze a GIS map to identify where features that meet specific criteria are located
  • Quickly create and share a GIS map using ArcGIS Online,┬áso they can be viewed using desktop applications, websites, and mobile devices
  • Have an understanding of what Python scripting is and how it may be used to aid your GIS processes