While Washington State and King County Covid-19 stay-at-home restrictions remain in place, the King County GIS Training program is still in operation with all classes offered live online. Our next offering is Introduction to ArcGIS Pro, to be offered on June 9-10. This is the same class that we offer in our King Street Center Computer Training room.
How does KCGIS online GIS training work? Classes are taught live via Zoom. Registered students receive a copy of the student course workbook a few days before the class begins. We reduced the total number of students for each class to allow the instructor to work effectively with individual students on class exercises. The only major change is that students need their own computer with ArcGIS Pro license to follow along with the class exercises. After the class, students receive a course completion certificate verifying GISP points and CEU credits earned. Students also have one-on-one access to the instructor for up to 30 minutes for 30 days after the class, to answer any follow-up questions or for help putting their learning to work.
This beginner-level course introduces participants to fundamental GIS concepts using the ArcGIS Pro software. The class begins with the basics of navigating the map and walks through the process of creating maps, optimizing the display of the data, and performing spatial analysis. At the completion of this course, those attending should have a strong foundation in the basic use of ArcGIS Pro and have an understanding of the strengths of performing spatial analysis with a GIS.
This class is for anyone who wants to create maps and explore data in ArcGISPro. Experienced GIS users who want to make the switch from ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro may want to check out ArcGIS Pro Quick-Start for the GIS Professional instead of this class.
- Overview of GIS
- An introduction to the concepts of GIS and spatial problem solving
- An overview of the ArcGIS platform
- ArcGIS Pro Basics: Getting familiar with the ArcGIS Pro interface
- Starting a new project
- Navigating a map
- Working with the ribbons, panes, and views
- Working with Layers
- Understanding the Feature Layer
- Setting layer appearance properties
- Getting access to the data behind the maps
- Using Symbology to Analyze Data
- Setting symbology and display properties to make a better, more manageable map
- Begin analyzing data
- Asking Questions of Your Data
- Selecting features on the map by running SQL queries on the data tables
- Looking at spatial relationships of the features
- Understanding GIS Data: Getting familiar with GIS data formats
- The file geodatabase and the shapefile
- Using the Catalog pane to manage and make connections to GIS data sources
- Connecting to a Portal
- Accessing data in the cloud or in an on-premise portal
- Bringing web maps and web layers into your ArcGIS Pro project
- Designing Your Map for Presentation
- Designing map layouts to present and share your work as hardcopy or digital maps
- Using a variety of the geoprocessing tools in ArcGIS to manipulate and manage your GIS data and to perform spatial analysis
- Beginner Editing
- Drawing new features
- Editing existing shapes and attributes
Prerequisites and Recommendations
Attendees should be comfortable working on a computer and navigating the folder structure in Microsoft Windows®. Ideally would be familiar with the basics of ArcGIS Online or having equivalent knowledge.
What You Will Receive
- 15 hours of instruction from a CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer (CTT).
- A TeachMeGIS student workbook (to keep) which includes the lecture slides, exercises, and a DVD of the training data.
- Upon completion, a signed completion certificate which will indicate the CEUs (1.5) and GISCI points (0.375) earned.
- KCGIS Center’s “30-for-30 Support Plan”—30 minutes of one-on-one instructor phone support for up to 30 days after class completion. This is our commitment to you to help ensure that you can apply your new GIS skills successfully.