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||ArcGIS 10: An Introduction to Environmental Applications
March 26, 2013: 9:00am - 5:00pm
March 27, 2013: 9:00am - 5:00pm
March 28, 2013: 9:00am - 5:00pm
||Evergreen State College Computer Lab LIB-2617
(Before February 9, 2013)
This 3-day hands-on class introduces participants to the environmental applications of ESRI's ArcGIS 10 software. The course will build upon a discussion of general concepts and vocabulary to form a comprehensive overview of ArcGIS 10’s functions and uses in the environmental field. Each participant will have their his or her own computer workstation to create, edit, display and analyze real world environmental data during numerous hands-on exercises. On the third day, participants will have an opportunity to expand their skills by applying their knowledge to more complex and in-depth projects.
"Brian is very knowledgable and used different examples during lectures/exercises of how GIS can be useful to our work. I also thought the pace and content of the course was appropriate. I learned more about GIS working through class exercises." L. Ramierz, June 2013
"Very hands on, interesting exercise sets, used a lot of relevant tools….Great job. I would take a class from Brian again!" P. Poe, June 2013
"It is very applicable to my job duties, I will immediately be able to use these tools." E. Moore, March 2013
"…very relevant to natural resource work. " S. Miller, March 2013
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
- Apply a conceptual overview of GIS and spatial analysis to environmental data
- Understand and utilize the fundamental capabilities of ArcGIS
- Conduct overlay analysis
- Create intersects, buffers, unions and clips using the Geoprocessing Wizard
- Measure spatial relationships between layers of geographic data
- Perform complex relational database queries
- Generate presentation-quality maps
Prerequisites: Basic understanding of computer operations.
*reduced tuition is available to employees of Native American tribes, government agencies, and nonprofits; students; and NAEP, NEBC, NWAEP members
Please wait to receive a course confirmation email, roughly one month prior to the class, before making any travel arrangements.
This hands-on course is intended for environmental and graphics professionals involved in the collection, interpretation, and presentation of spatially related data. Attendees will learn the uses and capabilities of ArcGIS 10 by working first-hand on sample scenarios. Previous GIS experience is not required.
Continuing Education Units: 2.00 CEUs
Attendees will receive a course manual containing workshop proceedings and reference material.
|Overview of ArcCatalog and ArcMap|
Connecting to Data
Working with Geographic Features
Feature Attributes within a Data Frame
Querying and Selecting Geographic Features
Working With CAD Drawings
Creating Summary Charts
Adding Database Features
Layouts and Printing Maps
Basic On-Screen Digitizing/Georeferencing
Intro to Spatial Analyst Extension
Intro to 3D Analyst Extension
About the Instructor
Tyson Waldo is a GIS Instructor at Huxley College of the Environment, Western Washington University. In addition to teaching GIS he works as a fish habitat biologist for the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission. He has a MS in Geography and a BA in Political Science. Prior to working for WWU and NWIFC, he worked as an inventory forester for private consulting firms out central Oregon.
What to Bring
Pen or pencil and paper to take notes. Drinks and light snacks will be provided. You will be on our own for lunch.
In order to guarantee a space in a course, the tuition must be paid in full TWO WEEKS before the first day of the course by either check or credit card. State and government agencies paying with a purchase order are allowed payment under the two-week time frame if a copy of the purchase order is received by NWETC.
If You Need to Cancel
With 31 or more days notice, we will offer a 100% refund or credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
- With 30-8 days notice, we will offer a course credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
- With fewer than 8 days notice, there is no course credit available
*Please note that attendee replacement is welcome at any time
To request disability accommodations, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-270-3274 at least 30 days prior to the event.