Introduction To GIS Using ArcGIS Course




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Functionality is supplied by ArcGIS to shoot, store, query, analyze, and screen as well as paper geographic information. Online application of ArcMap & ArcGIS, the people will work using GIS maps, investigate information, and also take a look at maps and data as basic principles are learned by you, that underlie GIS technology.

Learning Objectives

• Display capabilities on a GIS map and access info about them.

• Find and set up other content and geographic data for any mapping project.

• Perform spatial evaluation

• Sharing GIS maps

Who Can Attend?

 Data Editors, Data Editors, GIS Analysts, GIS Database Designers, GIS Managers, GIS Technical leads, Map Designers, New Users

Training Duration

10 days


Experience with Windows-based software for basic file managing and browsing.

Course Content

1. The ArcGIS platform

2. The fundamentals of GIS

3. Understanding GIS data

4. ArcGIS online

5. The value of coordinate systems

6. Selecting and acquiring GIS data

7. GIS Data

8. Reaching a map

9. Performing spatial analysis

10.  Sharing results

The ArcGIS platform

·         Lesson introduction

·         The ArcGIS platform

·         Getting to know the ArcGIS platform

·         Components used in this course

·         Lesson review

The basics of GIS

·         Lesson introduction

·         Applications of GIS

·         ArcGIS online

·         Sign in to ArcGIS Online

·         Choose a base map

·         Add a data fie to your map

·         Save and share your map

·         Lesson review

Understanding GIS data

·         Lesson introduction

·         Turning geographic information into GIS data

·         GIS data models

·         Explore GIS data models in ArcMap

·         Which data model is better?

·         Working with tables

·         Documenting your data

·         Open ArcMap and create a folder connection

·         View data in a GIS

·         Identify various fie types

·         View an item description

·         Correct an error in an item's metadata

·         Preview a dataset's geography and table

·         Add data to the map

·         Lesson review

ArcGIS online

·         ArcGIS Online content

·         GIS services and web maps

·         Web mapping applications and mobile apps

·         Tools and data from ArcGIS Online

·         Explore GIS content using ArcGIS Online

·         Browse ArcGIS Online for web content

·         Browse ArcGIS Online for desktop content

·         View an item's details

·         Examine options for opening ArcGIS Online items

·         Lesson review

The Importance of Coordinate Systems

·         Lesson introduction

·         What is location?

·         How spatial data stores location

·         Geographic coordinate systems

·         Working with data in different geographic coordinate systems

·         Projected coordinate systems

·         Spatial properties and distortion

·         Understanding distortion

·         Work with coordinate systems

·         Identify the coordinate system for a dataset

·         Identify the coordinate system for another dataset

·         Identify a dataset with a different coordinate system

·         Identify a dataset with an unknown coordinate system

·         Assign a coordinate system to a dataset without a spatial reference

·         Change the coordinate system for a dataset

·         Lesson review

Acquiring and Selecting GIS Data

·         Lesson introduction

·         Methods for obtaining GIS data

·         Accessing GIS data

·         Considerations for creating GIS data

·         Creating data

·         Considerations for choosing GIS data

·         Evaluating GIS data

GIS Data

·         Gather and evaluate GIS data

·         Consider the data you need

·         Examine the data you have

·         Add data from another organization

·         Add data from ArcGIS Online

·         Transfer files from one geodatabase to another

·         Import shapefiles into the geodatabase

·         Lesson review

Interacting With a Map

·         Lesson introduction

·         Symbology and visualization

·         Finding, identifying, and selecting features

·         Asking questions and getting answers

·         Getting information from a GIS map

·         Explore a map using ArcMap

·         Navigate the map

·         Modify symbology

·         Identify features

·         Find features

·         Export selected features from a fie to a geodatabase

·         Select features

·         Examine an attribute table

·         View data change over time

·         Explore a map using ArcGIS Online

·         Navigate the map

·         Modify symbology

·         Identify features

·         Locate addresses and features

·         Select features and view an attribute table

·         Lesson review

Performing Spatial Analysis

·         Lesson introduction

·         The geographic approach revisited

·         Questions you can answer with GIS

·         What is spatial analysis?

·         Geoprocessing in analyses

·         Common analysis tasks

·         Perform spatial analysis with common analysis tools

·         Open ArcMap and examine the map document

·         Extract features in your area of interest

·         Identify vulnerable facilities in Lee County

·         Overlay the Cat3 layer with Lee County

·         Identify hospitals close to the storm surge inundation polygon

·         Lesson review

Sharing results

·         Lesson introduction

·         The importance of sharing results

·         Sharing content through ArcMap

·         Sharing content through ArcGIS Online

·         Export the map as a PDF

·         Create a map package and upload it to ArcGIS Online

·         Create a web map

·         Customize map symbology and save the map

·         Create a web mapping application


  • All the participants should be conversant with the English language.
  • All our courses involve a mix of one on one presentations, web based tutorials, group discussions, and practical exercises.
  • All courses can be tailor made and adjusted to meet the client’s needs.
  • We have a team of professional experts who work as professionals and trainers in their respective fields.
  • Each participant will get an Uphilos Consultancy certificate, upon completion of each course.
  • All our training sessions are held at Uphilos Center. For groups above five people we can train at any location in Kenya, above ten people any location within East Africa, and above twenty people at any location as per the client’s specifications.
  • Participants will be responsible for their travel, dinner, airport transfers, and other personal expenses.
  • Accommodation will be arranged upon request at a discounted price.
  • All payments should be made two weeks prior to the training for better logistics. Proof of payment should be sent to [email protected]
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