ArcGIS 1 – Fundamentals of ArcGIS 10.x for Desktop
This two day course will introduce you to ArcGIS Desktop. It is the first of 3 courses designed to give the user a solid foundation in using ArcGIS Desktop. This course will introduce you to the main functions of ArcMap. This includes the creation and manipulation of a map document, basic geographic data management, selection and analysis of data and creation of a map for output. If resources allow you will also be introduced to ArcGIS Online and create an online map.
The course uses a combination of lectures, demonstrations and exercises that you will work through over the 2 days. You will be provided with the data and exercises so that you can work through them again in your own time.
Note: It would be highly beneficial if you follow this course with ArcGIS 2 – Essentials of ArcGIS 10.x for Desktop as this course will only introduce you to the basic concepts/functions. ArcGIS 1 and ArcGIS 2 are complementary courses and to achieve a good level of ArcGIS skills/knowledge you need to attend both courses. ArcGIS 2 will build on this basic knowledge and introduce you to more tools and functions including the analysis tools.
If you are booking ArcGIS 1 and ArcGIS 2 at the same time, use this coupon to save 10% on ArcGIS 2: ARCGIS1-2
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Use of Windows software and use of the mouse.
What is ArcGIS? How can ArcGIS be used?
The ArcGIS platform; ArcGIS Desktop; ArcGIS Online
Introduction to geographic data; Vector data & raster data; Coordinate systems
Data formats; The geodatabase; Shapefiles; Managing data in ArcCatalog
Open a map; Map document interface, Table of contents, Layers and properties; Context menus; Help
Adding data: Changing symbols; Popup windows; Catalog & Search windows
Finding information, Bookmarks; Identify; Find; Selection tools; Measure tools
Spatial & non spatial tables; Table management; Table joins & relates; Summary tables; Graphs
Basemap layers; Symbol search; Display symbols using attribute table values; Layer files
Create labels; Convert labels to annotation; Map annotation
Selection tools; Select by attribute; Select by location; Select by graphic
Spatial reference; Create a feature class; Create a Shapefile; Create points from coordinates
Start an edit session; Editing templates; Create features window; Perform basic edits;
Map output; Layouts; Insert elements; Output options; Templates
What comes next?
“The trainer was brillant, worked at a pace for everyone, made sure we all understood each section before moving on to the next section. Loved doing the exercises after each section. Location and venue very good.” Justine Gray – Hampshire Fire & Rescue
“A very comprehensive and well-paced introduction to ArcGIS. For an introductory package, I thought the content was very good and covered most of the basics that I would be likely to use” Jeffrey Wilson – Surrey County Council
“Spot on for my needs. Material, structure and pace was perfect for the whole class…Alan did an excellent job as instructor. He was very helpful, very knowledgeable and set the pace perfectly” – Marie Halford – Severn Trent Water
“I really enjoyed the course – I like the length of each section and the activities at the end. I think the course book was a great aid and loved the way it was written” – Leah Stonell – East Sussex County Council
“Considering there was such a varied group regarding to the level of experience of ArcGIS, the course was brilliant. Easy to follow and just enough time spent going through the stages as well as the time spent of doing the exercises. The instructor was approachable and very informative. There was light humour and he made the course very enjoyable. There was a lot to take in but it was put across in a way that kept everyone’s attention – very well done!!” Katrina Mallaburn – Royal National Lifeboat Institution
“Excellent grounding in ArcGIS. I have used ArcGIS on and off for several years but learned a lot of new ways of working that I had overlooked in the past” – Paul Soundy – CGG