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:
January 10-11, 2019: 8:30am - 4:30pm: (Possibly) the Essentials of ArcGIS Pro: two-day course in Ames    register here

more 2019 classes will be posted soon.


Class 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.