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GIS Training and Courses

GIS Short Courses



Short courses are not the only services the ISU Extension Geospatial Technology Program offers. In addition to the shortcourses described below, GIS support is used to help communities with their mapping needs.

Essentials of ArcGIS 10.1 and 10.2

Course Description:

Essentials of ArcGIS 10.1/ 10.2: This two-day course will explore the new, easy-to-use features in ArcGIS 10.x. ArcMap is a map-centric application for the editing, display, query and analysis of map data as well as map layout tasks. ArcToolbox is an application for performing geoprocessing operations such as data conversion, overlay processing, buffer creation and map transformation. ArcCatalog is a data-centric application that locates, browses and manages spatial data.
Topics covered:
• Displaying, projecting and editing data
• Working with tables
• Working with georeferenced data
• Querying your database and selecting features by location
• Making good maps from the data
This course is intended for both new and experienced users of geographic information systems. Experience using Windows-based applications is recommended.

2014 Schedule:

April 10-11th, 2014
April 17-18th, 2014
May 12th, 2014 
ISU Extension Community and Economic Development Program Office
2321 North Loop Drive, Suite 121
Ames, IA 50010
Click here for directions.

Course Registration:

Click here to download a brochure.
Contact Nora Ladjahasan at In your email, please include the course(s) you wish to register for and contact information.
NOTE: All courses begin at 8:30 a.m. and end by 4:30 p.m. on each day scheduled.

ISU For-Credit Courses

CRP 451/551: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Coursework can also receive college credit through the online summer GIS courses.
Find out more information and FAQ.
Contact Chris Seeger with additional questions.


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