GIS Training

GIS March Class

The GIS Section provides in-house training in basic GIS concepts and ESRI's ArcGIS Desktop software on an 'as-needed' basis. There are also outside training resources available that offer an excellent variety of instructor-led courses, webinars, and self-paced training formats.

In-house Course Descriptions and Availability

GIS 101  Next Class TBA

Internet Mapping - 2011 Dates TBA

To get more information or to get your name on a waiting list please, contact the GIS section.


Course Description: Internet Mapping Resources

Duration: 1/2 day

This class explores the mapping resources available on the County Intranet, as well as the Internet. This includes exploring ArcIMS, MapQuest, Google Earth, and Live Search.

Prerequisite: None 


Course Description: GIS 101- Understanding and Using ArcGIS

Duration: Full day

Explore basic GIS and database terms and concepts; overview of county GIS resources; functions of ArcCatalog; basic mapping using ArcGIS/ArcView including symbolizing, selecting, and querying data; working with attributes; joining spatial data; adding X,Y coordinates; essential map elements; printing and exporting a map.

PrerequisitesThe prospective student should have ArcGIS software already installed on their desktop PC and be familiar with working in the Windows OS.


ESRI Training

ESRI offers a variety of training courses in various formats including instructor-led, online, and self-paced options.  They offer an RSS feed of instructional information as well as live webinars.  To view more of ESRI's offerings, course catalog and schedule and other educational resources visit their training website.


Additional Training Resources

Additional training resources are available from several organizations that specialize in GIS training.


GeoSpatial Training Services  Geospatial Training Services offers a wide array of GIS-related courses.  They offer training, books, subscriptions and a variety of other services.  They also have a good deal of free resources available on their website.

Geographic Systems LLC  Geographic Systems LLC offers basic ArcGIS Desktop I and II training as well as more advanced and/or custom topics.