Introduction to ArcGIS Training: Montevallo, AL – 8/20/14 & 8/21/14

Instructor: Trip Corbin, EGIS Associates







Room 106 in Ramsay Hall

ArcGIS Training:

Date and Time:

August 20th and 21st 8:00 – 4:00


Course Overview:

This two day course provides the foundation for understanding GIS, what it can do, and how others are using it. Students learn the basic functions of a GIS, GIS Terminology, and why GIS is powerful tool for data analysis, retrieval and visualization using Esri’s ArcGIS for Desktop software. In course exercises, students work with ArcMap, an application within ArcGIS Desktop, to visualize geographic data, create maps, query a GIS database, and perform spatial analysis.

Target Audience:

This beginner course is for those who are new to geographic information systems (GIS) and ESRI’s ArcGIS Software and that wish to learn what GIS is and the basics of what it can do.

Prerequisites and recommendations:

No GIS experience required. This is a beginner level class. Students should know how to use Windows-based software for basic file management and browsing.

Course Goals:

After successfully completing this course, you will have acquired an understanding of general GIS terms and the basic functionality of Esri’s ArcGIS Desktop software. These new skills include:

  • Explain what a GIS is and what it can do
  • Create GIS maps in ArcMap
  • Access and query a GIS database using ArcMap
  • Display map data using symbology and labels
  • Describe two common GIS data formats
  • Perform simple GIS Analysis

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to GIS
  • Introduction to ArcGIS Desktop
  • Exploring ArcMap & Data
  • Symbolizing Features
  • Labeling Features
  • Querying Data
  • Creating a Map
  • Preparing Data for Analysis
  • Performing Simple Geoprocessing

Software Used:

The following software licenses or applications are used in this course:

  • ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 or 10.2 (Basic, Standard & Advanced)


Each student will receive a copy of Esri Press’ Getting to know ArcGIS as well as electronic copies of Instructor Lectures with notes.



The fee for regularly scheduled classes is $700.00 per student for regularly scheduled classes.

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