Sept. 12 and 13 workshop: Introduction to GIS Using ArcGIS, to be held in E.S. Bird Library’s Electronic Training Center

The Library will sponsor a two-day workshop, Introduction to GIS Using
ArcGIS 9.1, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 12 and 13, 2005. The workshop will be held in the Elecronic Training Center on the lower level of E.S. Bird Library.
The workshop was originally scheduled for July 7 and 8, 2005.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology has applications in
practically every field, and people who know how to work with it are in
demand in today’s highly competitive job market. Learn how to take
advantage of this powerful technology with Introduction to ArcGIS using
ArcView 9.1. This two-day workshop will provide you with a hands-on
opportunity to begin using the world’s most popular GIS software.
Description of the Workshop: The workshop will give you the
instruction you need to put ArcView to work for you right away. Through
a series of instructor-led demonstrations and hands-on exercises, you
will learn how to use ArcView to display, edit, query, and analyze
geographic data, as well as display and edit maps and charts.
Who should attend: ArcView is designed for and used by engineers,
planners, public utility managers, marketing professionals, public
safety personnel, natural resource managers, academic professionals, and
others who work with maps and other forms of geographic data.
Hands-on exercises: Each participant will have their own computer to
use in exploring the software and completing the exercises included in
the workshop.
Materials: You will also receive a 572-page introductory text “Getting
to Know ArcGIS Desktop” 2nd edition, and a CD-ROM with exercise data and
a FREE 180-day trial copy of ArcGIS 9.0 software. You will also learn
what’s new in ArcGIS 9.1
Instructor: Nicholas Colas, who has more than twenty years of
experience in the use of geographic information systems. Over the last
12 years he has successfully taught hundreds of students how to
utilize GIS tools and techniques. Since 1995 his teaching has focused
primarily on ArcView, which he uses extensively in his work as an
employee of the Cayuga County Planning Department.
For more information and an application for this workshop go to the URL
below, or contact John Olson for more information.
John A. Olson
Maps/GIS Librarian
358 Bird Library
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY 13244
P 315-443-4818
F 315-443-9510

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