September 15 - 17, 2015, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (3 Days)
Evergreen State College, Computer Room L2617
2700 Evergreen Parkway, Olympia, WA [directions]
Overview: This course provides a comprehensive introduction to ESRI’s ArcGIS 10 software, emphasizing its application to environmental data mapping and analysis. Participants are introduced to GIS concepts and ArcGIS functionality in a format that incorporates lectures and hands on exercises. The course covers general GIS concepts and vocabulary as well as an overview of ArcGIS 10’s functions and applications in the environmental field. Each participant will have their own computer workstation and will import, edit, map, and analyze environmental data with ArcGIS 10.
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
Introduction to ArcMap
Introduction to ArcCatalog
Working with GIS Data Formats
- Raster Data
Selecting, Querying and Displaying Spatial Environmental Data
Creating and Editing Tables
Projecting Environmental Data
Labeling Maps and Annotation
Creating Maps with ArcMap
Introduction to Georeferencing
Using Geoprocessing Tools for Environmental Data Analysis
Introduction to 3D Analyst
Introduction to Spatial Analyst
- Using Lidar Data
- Modeling Elevation Surfaces with Triangular Irregular Networks (TINs)
- Visualizing Data in 3D
- Creating Profile Graphs
Hands-on Exercises throughout the Workshop to Emphasize Key Concepts and Skills
- Adding Data to an ArcMap Session
- Clipping a Digital Elevation Model (DEM)
- Modifying Raster Symbology
- Creating a Stream Network Layer from a DEM
- Performing Site Suitability Analysis
- Use ArcGIS 10 to map and analyze environmental data;
- Design and create simple geodatabases;
- Create and edit vector data;
- Create and manipulate raster data;
- Use the Spatial and 3D Analyst extensions; and
- Automate geoprocessing and analytical models using ModelBuilder.
Intended Audience: This course is intended for environmental professionals seeking an improved understanding of ArcGIS for mapping and analyzing environmental data. The material is intended for environmental scientist, engineers, biologists, natural resource managers, and environmental agency staff.
Education Level: Introductory to intermediate/refresher.
Course Materials: Course manual, exercise instructions, and reference material.
Credit: Certificate and 22.5 PDHs or 2.25 CEUs for completing 22.5 hours of instruction.
Registration: $795 ($695 government rate, and $695 per additional guests when registering a group). You may register online or by calling us at (800) 385-0783.
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About the Instructor:Dr. Peter Impara is currently a member of the Geography Department faculty at the Evergreen State College. He has taught beginning and advanced level GIS courses using ESRI software for over 17 years, incorporating GIS as a spatial analysis tool for diverse applications including environmental assessment, landscape ecology, habitat management, climate change, and urban planning.