Introduction to GIS
GIS Training Courses offered by the Office of Geospatial Information are open to the 14 IT-consolidated Executive Departments and the majority of the state agencies that are under their umbrella. Complete the Online Registration form to enroll for this course. Email us at OAGIS.Train@oa.mo.gov or call (573) 522-5034 if you have any questions about a course offering.
This two-day course covers fundamental GIS concepts necessary to begin and complete a GIS based project. The course is taught using the GIS software, ArcGIS. No previous mapping experience is required. Maximum class size is 10.
This class is for users who are ready to learn the specifics of how GIS software works. This class is most effective when the user has purchased or is in the process of purchasing the GIS software, ArcGIS.
- Previewing GIS data
- Loading geographic data for maps and analysis
- Reviewing and editing of data to make it ‘GIS compliant’
- Creating and adding data to a geodatabase
- Joining tables
- Spatially joining data
- Relating tables
- Creating new feature classes and tables
- Labeling features
- Loading XY data tables
- Finding and querying data
- Creating a final map and printing
Prerequisites and Recommendations:
Participants should know how to use windowing software. No previous mapping experience is required. Basic knowledge of Excel, Access and relational data are a plus.
Unless otherwise specified, all courses are taught at the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services building at 920 Wildwood, Jefferson City. Map
To enroll please complete the register form and "click" submit at the bottom of the page. Enrolled participants will receive a confirmation notice from the Office of Geospatial Information. If a course is at maximum enrollment, you will be put on a waiting list and contacted if there are cancellations.
To cancel an enrollment, email us at OAGIS.Train@oa.mo.gov or call (573) 522-5034.
The Office of Geospatial Information reserves the right to cancel a course if there is insufficient enrollment. If a course is canceled, each participant will be notified.
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