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Getting Started with GIS (for ArcGIS 10.0)

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  • Format: Web Course
  • Duration: 3 modules (9 hours)
  • Price: Free
  • ArcGIS Version: 10.0
  • Authored by Esri

This course will help you understand what a geographic information system is and why organizations around the world rely on GIS technology. You will learn how GIS maps are different from other types of paper and digital maps, what makes the data used in a GIS unique, and how to use GIS software to obtain information and create meaningful maps. In course exercises and activities, you will work with ArcGIS software and see how a GIS supports problem solving in many different contexts.

Individuals with no GIS background or experience who want to learn the basic features of a GIS and a geographic approach to solving problems


Knowledge of Windows-based software for basic file management and browsing is required.

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Contact us via e-mail or call toll-free at 888-377-4575, select option 3, between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM (Pacific Time).

I enjoyed taking this on-line and going at my own pace. The simulations were good and the exercises were excellent. Great course!!

Cynthia Porter-Johnson, Virginia