GIS Training and Courses

 
Essentials of ArcGIS: 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. Cost is $500 per person with discounts for ISU affiliated staff, students, and faculty, and for groups of two or more from the same organization. 

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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

Essentials of QGIS: one-day course
This one-day course will explore the new, easy-to-use features in QGIS 3.x software. QGIS is a free and open source mapping application for the editing, display, query and analysis of map data as well as map layout tasks. This course is intended for both new and experienced users of geographic information systems. Experience using Windows-based applications is highly recommended. Cost is $80 per person.

Course Registration:
Click on the links below to register for an upcoming workshop. For questions about the workshop or registration contact Bailey Hanson at bahanson@iastate.edu or 515-520-1436.

Course Schedule:
The Essentials of ArcGIS: April 11-12, 2019: (8:30am-4:30pm in Ames) registration full
The Essentials of QGIS: April 25 2019 (​​​8:30am-4:30pm in Ames) $80 per person  register here
The Essentials of ArcGIS: August 22-23, 2019:  (8:30am-4:30pm in Ames)  register here
The Essentials of ArcGIS: October 10-11, 2019:  (8:30am-4:30pm in Ames)  register here

Course Location:
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.