Professional practitioners of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) rely on the advanced desktop GIS skills available in the ArcGIS Pro software (made by Esri, Inc). Students will learn how ArcGIS Pro serves many needs of an organization for creating geographic databases, conducting many types of spatial analysis, and producing formal maps and charts. Hands-on lab exercises will show students how to exploit the powers of ArcGIS Pro software for managing a wide variety of spatial and non-spatial data resources - from the US Census Bureau, online atlases, the National Land Cover Database (NLCD), and other public GIS data repositories. Other labs will cover advanced techniques for joins, editing, overlay analyses, georeferencing, and geocoding.
ArcGIS Pro software also enables professionals to create and refine data layers and publish new layers into ArcGIS Online for partners to use in their own web maps and story maps. Students will learn some of the common techniques for ingesting raster and vector data sets for use in web mapping applications. This is the second of three core courses that must be taken in sequential order which comprise the GIS Certificate.
Completion and full credit earned in "GIS: Introductions and Principles"
Students need to verify pre-requisites with faculty prior to registration.
This offering is connected to the undergraduate Geographic Information Systems Certificate at Evergreen. For more information visit: https://www.evergreen.edu/certificates/geographic-information-systems