GIS Training and Courses

Essentials of ArcGIS 10.5: two-day course

This two-day course will explore the new, easy-to-use features in Esri's ArcGIS 10.5 software suite which includes ArcMap and ArcCatalog. ArcMap is a map-centric application for the editing, display, query and analysis of map data as well as map layout tasks. ArcCatalog is a data-centric application that lets the user locate, browse and manage spatial data. This course is intended for both new and experienced users of geographic information systems. Experience using Windows-based applications is highly recommended.

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Topics covered:

  • Making maps from geospatial data
  • Mapping data from tables
  • Querying your database and selecting features by location
  • Displaying, projecting, and editing data


Course Registration:

Click on the links below to register for an upcoming workshop. For questions about the workshop or registration contact Bailey Hanson at or 515-520-1436.

Class Schedule:
October 25-26, 2018: 8:30am - 4:30pm: Essentials of ArcGIS 10.5: two-day course in Ames   register here
January 10-11, 2019: 8:30am - 4:30pm: (Possibly) the Essentials of ArcGIS Pro: two-day course in Ames    register here

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 
Community and Economic Development
2321 North Loop Drive, Suite 121
Ames, IA 50010
Click here for directions.

ISU For-Credit Online Courses

CRP 551: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
This is a fast-paced online course that will allow you to get a deep dive into Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Course Date: June 11 - August 3, 2018
Contact Chris Seeger with additional questions about the course.
To register for the course contact Casey Smith.