Every year, H-GAC partners with the staff at TeachMeGIS (TMGIS) to bring current, high-quality GIS training opportunities to the Geographic Data Workgroup (GDW), H-GAC members and employees, and the public. Each training is taught on-site in the Training Room at H-GAC and comes at a discounted rate of 20% off the regular TMGIS price. All training dates and training topics are subject to change without prior notice.
Training Occured: Thursday, August 1 – Friday, August 2
GIS gives you an easy way to get access to the tremendous amounts of data available, and with the advent of web-based GIS, creating and consuming maps is even simpler and more collaborative. At first glance, web GIS lets you see spatial data on a map. But underneath, it has powerful tools for analyzing the data. With ArcGIS Online® and Portal for ArcGIS®, you can quickly create a heat map showing crime rates, evaluate oil field productivity, plan shelters and triage centers for an emergency, or explore a site for potential environmental issues. This course introduces you to GIS, mapping, and spatial analysis. The course will also introduce you to the new possibilities of a web GIS for collaboration and cooperation. This class is the first step in learning to incorporate this valuable tool into your daily workflows. The course is taught using ArcGIS Online.
Training Occurred: Monday, August 12 – Tuesday, Aug 13
With 64-bit processing, enhanced 3D capabilities, and a whole new interface, ArcGIS Pro promises a wealth of potential for experienced GIS users. This course is designed to help existing ArcMap users get up and running in Pro as quickly as possible. Become familiar with the new project structure, understand the intuitive and dynamic interface structure, and learn how to do all of your favorite tasks in a whole new way.
Dates Offered: Monday, September 23 – Tuesday, September 24
Cost: $768 (after 20% discount)
For someone new to GIS and specifically to the ArcGIS Pro software, this course is the starting point. 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
Dates Offered: Wednesday, September 25 – Friday, September 27
Cost: $1,152 (after 20% discount)
This course is the second of the two essential courses for getting comfortable with the ArcGIS Pro software. Take your ArcGIS skills to the next level by learning to connect to, create, edit and analyze your data. Combine existing data into new datasets to show information in one table. Discover the immense functionality available in ArcToolbox. Take your map layouts to the next level with enhanced labels and new techniques for layouts. Make use of some lesser known features of ArcMap, like seeing animations of schools being placed over a century of time, link parcels to other documents like deeds, and attach photographs to road hazard locations.
Dates Offered: Wednesday, October 30 – Friday, November 1
Tailored to the non-programmer, this course introduces the attendees to scripting basics: variables, loops, conditional statements, etc., via a series of short lecture presentations and hands-on “try-its” to accomplish a worthwhile task. The task is to create a script that will write a log file of broken links in a map document and then run that script as a tool from ArcToolbox. If you have never programmed before, this course is the perfect course to prepare you to be successful in the more detailed Python for ArcGIS - Writing Scripts to Manipulate GIS Data.
Dates Offered: Wednesday, December 4 – Friday, December 6
Python is becoming more and more popular for writing custom scripts in ArcGIS. Python scripts can be used to manipulate a map, execute geoprocessing commands, and read/write files. This introductory course takes a leveled approach to writing scripts; beginning with basic Python syntax and simple scripts, ending with scripts that read files, manipulate the information, and create GIS data.
Dates Offered: Monday, December 9 – Tuesday, December 10
Within the wealth of products and services available in the ArcGIS family, Esri has created a cloud platform for sharing, publishing, and consuming GIS content, called ArcGIS Online or, if behind your firewall, ArcGIS Portal (a part of ArcGIS Enterprise). But what is it? How do I use it? How does it interact with ArcGIS Desktop? This course will answer these questions and more, by providing ArcGIS Desktop (Map and Pro) users with a comprehensive overview of the functionality and uses of ArcGIS Online, as well as a brief introduction to the Esri Maps for Office app. In addition to the basics, this course will touch on topics relevant to the modern online business world, including security, data interoperability, and best-practices and tips for publishing, managing, and sharing your online content.
Date Offered: Wednesday, December 11
Cost: $384 (after 20% discount)
A full suite of ArcGIS® Apps exists that help get web maps and GIS data quickly into the hands of those who need them, no programming required. There are ready-to-use apps, such as ArcGIS Maps for Office, which allows for the display and analysis of GIS data and maps through the Microsoft® Office® suite. There are also apps that are completely configurable, such as the Homeless Point-in-Time app that helps local government health services workers quickly collect a census of the homeless population and their needs. Some of these apps are shared through ArcGIS Solutions. This course will introduce you to a variety of ready-to-use and configurable apps that you can use today to make your GIS data available to your users.
Date Offered: Thursday, December 12
As organizations look for better and more efficient ways to deliver their GIS content, many are turning to online mapping with ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS. To offer an even more focused and powerful online GIS experience to their users, they are incorporating Esri’s Web AppBuilder to create custom applications for their users. Web AppBuilder provides the ability to rapidly create and deliver specific online and mobile mapping applications based on you own online GIS content, using a drag-and-drop + configure interface. No programming required.
When registering, please be sure to select the class ending with "H-GAC Location" to receive the 20% discount. All of the classes above are taught at 3555 Timmons Ln, 2nd Floor Training Room, Houston, TX 77027. For questions relating to training topics and content, please contact the TeachMeGIS staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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