The power of GIS comes from the ability to link data and maps together so that multiple layers of information can be overlaid together. GIS users are able to perform various types of analysis based on spatial and attribute relationships using attribute queries, visualization techniques, spatial queries and geoprocessing tools. The results of such analysis can be used to answer a host of questions. Class will include quizzes for each lesson, a final exam and a final project which will make use of the skills learned. This course will introduce students to the powerful analytical capability of GIS using Esri’s ArcGIS Platform. Students will learn how and when to use various types of analysis tools including symbology, queries (spatial & attribute), and geoprocessing tools in ArcToolbox. They will also be shown how these can be linked into a workflow to generate answers to complex questions.
This course is intended for ArcGIS Desktop users that wish to learn how to perform various types of analysis using ArcGIS.
ONLINE INSTRUCTOR LED COURSES
Each course is interactive with the instructor during each lesson. It is like being in a traditional classroom without having to leave the comfort of your home or office.
Students are required to meet with the instructor online on Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Central Standard Time.
SOFTWARE USED IN COURSE
This course is designed to work with the following software:
• ArcGIS Desktop Basic (Formerly ArcView) 10
• ArcGIS Desktop Standard (Formerly ArcEditor) 10
• ArcGIS Desktop Advanced (Formerly ArcInfo) 10
After successfully completing this course, you will have acquired an understanding of how to use
ArcGIS Analytical tools to answer questions and find solutions to problems. These new skills include:
• Performing Spatial & Attribute Queries
• Using Symbology to Visualize Patterns & Results
• Locating Analysis Tools
• Using Proximity, Overlay and Extraction Analysis Tools
• Understanding the difference between Merge, Union & Intersect
• Developing an Analysis workflow
1. Introduction to Analysis with ArcGIS
2. Simple Analysis Tools – Find, Indentify and Select by Attributes
3. Using Symbology as an Analysis tool
4. Performing Spatial Queries
5. Geoprocessing Tools in ArcToolbox
6. Putting it all together
7. Introduction to Model Builder