Introduction to GIS

GIS Training Courses offered by the Office of Geospatial Information are open to Missouri State Employees and contracting entities only. Complete the Online Registration form to enroll for this course. Email us at OAGIS.Train@oa.mo.gov or call (573) 522-8330 if you have any questions about a course offering.

Dates(s) Offered:

• June 7, 2017 - June 8, 20178:30am - 4:30pm
• September 13, 2017 - September 14, 20178:30am - 4:30pm
• October 4, 2017 - October 5, 20178:30am - 4:30pm
• December 6, 2017 - December 7, 20178:30am - 4:30pm

Overview:

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.

Audience:

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.

Topics Covered:

  • 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
  • Buffering
  • Geocoding
  • 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.

Training Location

Unless otherwise specified, all courses are taught at the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services building at 920 Wildwood, Jefferson City. Map

Online Registration

To enroll please complete the following 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) 522-8330.  

The Office of Geospatial Information reserves the right to cancel a course if there is insufficient enrollment. If a course is cancelled, each participant will be notified. 

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