2018 GISEdge Training Courses

Ken Wilkerson - President of GISEDGE, Inc., has over twenty five years experience involving project and resource management, planning and scheduling in a progressive GIS environment. Ken spent six years as a technical project manager and instructor for Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI). Special assignments with ESRI included a ten week Rent-A-Tech project with the Government of Venezuela. Ken has also conducted training classes throughout the United States and in several foreign countries including Thailand, China, Japan, Taiwan, Canada, Bahrain, Nigeria and Angola Africa. Honored by ESRI as one of the highest rated authorized instructors.

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ArcGIS 10.5 Fundamentals (2 Day) April 9 - 10, 2018

2 Day Course

April 09 - 10, 2018
Cost: $700

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Overview
ArcGIS is a powerful and complex tool for viewing and analyzing data. With so much functionality available in the software, it can be difficult to get started. This 2-day class teaches essential skills for being efficient with ArcGIS. Explore GIS data through ArcMap and create maps to illustrate relationships in the data. Learn methods of displaying data with symbols and text. See how to ask questions of the data and get answers.

Audience
This course is primarily for those who want to learn the basics of ArcGIS.

Topics Covered

Day 1
  • Introduction to GIS (What is GIS?; What is ArcGIS?)
  • Starting ArcMap (GIS Data; Working with ArcMap)
  • Layer Symbology (Changing Symbology; Display Properties)
  • Layer Properties (Table of Contents; Labels; Layer Files & Packages)
Day 2
  • Selections and Queries (Selecting Features; Interactive Selection; Select by Attributes; Select by Location; Using the Selection)
  • Layouts (Data View and Layout View; Creating a Map; Map Elements; Map Output)
  • GIS Data Types (GIS Data; Catalog; Item Description; Finding Data; Spatial Reference)
  • Tables and Geoprocessing (Plotting Coordinates; Basic Geoprocessing Tools)

Prerequisites and recommendations
Students should have knowledge of Microsoft Windows®.

ArcGIS 10.5 Intermediate (3 Day) April 11 - 13, 2018

3 Day Course

April 11 - 13, 2018
Cost: $1,050

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Overview
ArcGIS has much more functionality than simple map display and navigation. It has many tools for collecting, creating and analyzing data. This 3-day class teaches finer skills for using ArcGIS. See how to connect information between tables and mark locations on the map. Practice managing data files, creating new data, and putting the data to work to generate answers to questions.

Audience
This course is for those who already know the basics of ArcGIS and want to expand their skills with the software and GIS in general.

Topics Covered

Day 1
  • GIS Data Sources (GIS Data on the Web; ESRI and Vendor Datasets; ArcGIS Online; ArcMap review)
  • Projection Basics (Spatial Reference Issues; Spatial Reference; Spatial Reference and ArcGIS; Setting the Projection of Data)
  • Rasters (Raster Data Types; Raster Display Properties; Image Analysis Window; Clipping a Raster)
  • Joins and Relates (Using Tables in ArcMap; Table Relationships; Attribute Joins; Relates; Spatial Joins)
Day 2
  • Bringing Data into ArcGIS (Georeferencing Scanned Images; Importing Various Data Types)
  • Creating GIS Data (GIS Data Types; File Creation; Attribute Definitions)
  • Beginner Editing (Editing Workflow; Tips and Tricks; Sketch Creation Tools; Feature Construction Tools; Construction Methods)
  • Advanced Editing (Managing feature templates; Editing tips and tricks; Map Topology) Intermediate GIS Concepts 1-101-101
Day 3
  • Geoprocessing Tools (Geoprocessing Defined; Geoprocessing Menu Tools; ArcToolbox; Geoprocessing Options)
  • Labeling with Maplex (Label Properties; Label Placement Options)
  • ArcMap Tools (Accessing Tools; Tools Toolbar; Other Toolbars; Graphs and Reports)
  • Advanced Layouts (Aligning map elements, Clipping a data frame; Grids and graticules; Inset maps, Data Driven Pages, Exporting to PDF)

Prerequisites and recommendations
Students should have knowledge of Microsoft Windows® and be familiar with the basic use of ArcGIS, including the topics covered in either the Fundamentals of ArcGIS or ArcGIS Desktop I classes.

ArcGIS Pro - Introduction (2 Day) July 23 - 24, 2018

2 Day Course

July 23 - 24, 2018
Cost: $700

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Overview
This course introduces participants to the ArcGIS Pro software. The class begins with the basics of navigating the map and walks through the process of creating maps, optimizing the display of the data, and performing spatial analysis. At the completion of this course, those attending should have a strong foundation in the basic use of ArcGIS Pro and have an understanding of the strengths of performing spatial analysis with a GIS.

Audience
Anyone who wants to create maps and explore data in ArcGIS Pro.

Prerequisites and recommendations
Attendees should be comfortable working on a computer and navigating the folder structure in Microsoft Windows®. Ideally would be familiar with the basics of ArcGIS Online, having taken Introduction to Mapping with ArcGIS Online and Portal or having equivalent knowledge.

ArcGIS Pro - Web Map Essentials (2 Day) July 25 - 26, 2018

2 Day Course

July 25 - 26, 2018
Cost: $700

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Overview
Within the wealth of products and services available in the ArcGIS family, Esri has created a cloud platform for sharing, publishing, and consuming GIS content, called ArcGIS Online or, if behind your firewall, ArcGIS Portal (a part of ArcGIS Enterprise). But what is it? How do I use it? How does it interact with ArcGIS Desktop? This course will answer these questions and more, by providing ArcGIS Desktop (Map and Pro) users with a comprehensive overview of the functionality and uses of ArcGIS Online, as well as a brief introduction to the Esri Maps for Office app. In addition to the basics, this course will touch on topics relevant to the modern online business world, including security, data interoperability, and best-practices and tips for publishing, managing, and sharing your online content.

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Web Map Essentials – Adding ArcGIS Online and Portal to Your GIS Skillset

Audience
Those who are already familiar with ArcGIS and want to learn how to utilize the ArcGIS Online and Portal capabilities, create web maps, and manage online content.

Prerequisites and recommendations
Attendees should have knowledge of Microsoft Windows® and be familiar with the basic use of ArcGIS, including the topics covered in either the Fundamentals of ArcGIS or ArcGIS Desktop I classes.

Creating Apps with Web App Builder (1 Day) July 27, 2018

1 Day Course

July 27, 2018
Cost: $350

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Overview
As organizations look for better and more efficient ways to deliver their GIS content, many are turning to online mapping with ArcGIS Online. To offer an even more focused and powerful online GIS experience to their users, they are incorporating ESRI’s Web App Builder with ArcGIS Online. Web App Builder provides them the ability to rapidly create and deliver specific online mapping applications based on their own online GIS content but without the need to write code or become web developers.

Access Full Outline and Prerequisites:
Creating Apps with Web App Builder

Audience
Those who are comfortable with ArcGIS Online and want to develop web-based applications using their online content.

Prerequisites and recommendations
Attendees should have knowledge of Microsoft Windows® and have a comfortable working knowledge of ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Online.

Introduction to ArcGIS Pro (2 Day) Nov 12 - 13, 2018

2 Day Course

Nov 12 - 13, 2018
Cost: $700

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Overview
This course introduces participants to the ArcGIS Pro software. The class begins with the basics of navigating the map and walks through the process of creating maps, optimizing the display of the data, and performing spatial analysis. At the completion of this course, those attending should have a strong foundation in the basic use of ArcGIS Pro and have an understanding of the strengths of performing spatial analysis with a GIS.

Access Full Outline and Prerequisites:
ArcGIS Pro - Introduction

Audience
Anyone who wants to create maps and explore data in ArcGIS Pro.

Prerequisites and recommendations
Attendees should be comfortable working on a computer and navigating the folder structure in Microsoft Windows®. Ideally would be familiar with the basics of ArcGIS Online, having taken Introduction to Mapping with ArcGIS Online and Portal or having equivalent knowledge.

Intermediate ArcGIS Pro (3 Day) Nov 14 - 16, 2018

2 Day Course

Nov 14 - 16, 2018
Cost: $1050

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Overview
One of the things that makes ArcGIS so useful is the tremendous amount of data available to map and analyze. In this course, you will learn to find, connect to, create, manage, and analyze that data. You will learn to search government sites for available GIS data, import non-GIS data formats, and to connect your maps to non-spatial spreadsheets, database tables, and other file formats. For example, linking parcels to scanned documents like deeds, and attaching photographs to road hazard locations. You will also learn to create, maintain, and manipulate your organizations internal data to keep the data relevant, up-to-date, and useful. Finally, this course also teaches you how to present your GIS data, by focusing on map labeling techniques and layout skills.

Access Full Outline and Prerequisites:
ArcGIS Pro - Intermediate

Audience
Those who are comfortable with the basics of ArcGIS Pro and want to learn more about how to find, connect to, create, maintain, and display GIS data.

Prerequisites and recommendations
Attendees should have knowledge of Microsoft Windows® and be familiar with the basic use of ArcGIS, including the topics covered in the ArcGIS Level 2: Introduction to ArcGIS Pro class.