GIS Introduction - ArcGIS Pro - Online


Target Audience: 

Those new to geospatial technology and those who need a refresher or to get up to speed with the latest software, including biologists, ecologists, planners, and refuge managers.  

Summary and Objectives: 

The GIS Introduction is designed to familiarize students with the fundamentals of using the ArcGIS Pro desktop software, including the ribbon interface and navigation tools. The course is delivered in an online format spanning two weeks and combines independent, self-paced work with daily instructor interaction in a virtual classroom. Participants work through a series of online learning modules, including lectures covering geospatial background topics, specialized software demonstrations, and hands-on exercises designed to build skills using ArcGIS Pro. A daily virtual classroom forum is provided to engage in Q & A and interact with instructors and other students. Topics covered include manipulation of data layers, symbology, rudimentary spatial analysis, data creation, and map sharing through ArcGIS Online. Exercises are developed around real-world conservation issues commonly encountered within the Refuges throughout the country.  

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:  

  • Create and manage ArcGIS Pro projects (.aprx). 
  • Display, manipulate, and create data layers using ArcGIS Pro. 
  • Query and summarize tabular data using ArcGIS Pro. 
  • Share maps and data using ArcGIS Online. 
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28.0 hours
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