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Working with the ArcGIS ModelBuilder 10.x

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This course introduces students to geoprocessing using the ModelBuilder within ArcGIS desktop. Students learn the basics of creating a model as well as how to insert parameters, loops and lists of inputs. In addition, students will also learn how to document their work and provide helpful information to the users of their models. Students will also be made aware of more advanced tools and procedures and will embed models within other models.

1 Day
Who is this course for?
GIS Analysts
GIS Users
Automate analysis of data.
Automate management of data.
Simplify repetitive tasks.

Ideally, the delegate would have attended ArcGIS 1 – Fundamentals of ArcGIS 10.x for Desktop and ArcGIS 2 – Essentials of ArcGIS 10.x for Desktop or have equivalent working knowledge and experience. Prior basic knowledge of a geodatabase is also assumed.

Geoprocessing overview: Environments and options, run geoprocessing tools, create a toolbox and add tools

Basic model building: Types of Models, model elements, accessing and creating models, adding model elements, supported data types, intermediate data, model navigation, running a model and validating models.

Properties and documentation: Model properties, diagram properties, model labels, model documentation, model reports, exporting models

Improving your models: Use loops in your models, use lists to provide input, use iterations, loop terminator variables, feedback looping, n-memory workspace, run precondition checks.

Advanced processes: Model only tools, embed models as tools, create a more complex analysis model.

Project work (optional): Wind farm project, sport and recreation project.

“Great course – there were a lot of information golden nuggets that I can take back to the office for implementation where necessary” – Martn Pearce – Landmarc

“The content of this course was so useful and will really help me in my role. It should be a ‘must attend’ for all ArcGIS Desktop users.” – Alex Rigby, GIS Technical Analyst, Affinity Water

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