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ArcGIS Basics

A Basic Introduction to the ArcGIS Software Suite

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The ArcGIS software suite is widely used industry standard for GIS analysis. This is why it is often used in introductory GIS courses. However, learning to operate the software can be a significant hurdle, especially if one does not have prior experience with software of this sort. If you have just installed ArcGIS and are not sure what do with it, this is the lesson for you. It is the first lesson I give to students in a GIS laboratory to familiarize them with the basic interface, how to load data, and manage projects. Let's get started.


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Heath Robinson
Heath Robinson

Heath Robinson received his Ph.D. in geography and geographic information science from the State University of New York at Buffalo. His Ph.D. was funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.


Class Curriculum


  About the ArcGIS Software Suite
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  Sample Data
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  The "Magic" of GIS
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  "Getting to Know ArcGIS" Workbook
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  Wrapping Up
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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