Introduction to ArcGIS I (for ArcView,
ArcEditor , and ArcInfo ) (2 days)
This two-day course introduces students to ArcGIS and provides the foundation for becoming a successful
ArcView, ArcEditor, or ArcInfo user. Participants learn how to use ArcMap, ArcCatalog, and ArcToolbox ™ and
explore how these applications work together to provide a complete GIS software solution. The course covers
fundamental GIS concepts as well as how to create, edit, and work with georeferenced spatial data. Attendees learn
how to manipulate tabular data, query a GIS database, and present data clearly and efficiently using maps and
This course is for those who are new to ArcGIS or to geographic information systems in general.
· Display feature and tabular data
· Work with georeferenced spatial data
· Query features using logical expressions
· Find features using spatial relationships
· Edit spatial and attribute data
· Associate tables with joins and relates
· Produce maps, reports, and graphs
ArcGIS overview: Capabilities and applications; Interacting with the interface; Basic display
Spatial data concepts: Representing spatial data and descriptive information
ArcGIS data model: Geodatabases; ShapeFileles; Coverages; Feature types; Attributes
GIS software: Components; Functions; Applications
Spatial coordinate systems and map projections: Georeferencing data; What map projections are; How ArcMap
works with map projections
Querying data: Selecting and identifying features; Creating reports and graphs
Map displays: Creating; Symbolizing; Scaling; Adding map elements
Prerequisites and recommendations
Registrants should know how to use windowing software.
This course provides the fundamental ArcGIS knowledge and experience needed to enroll in Introduction to ArcGIS
II (for ArcView 9, ArcEditor 9, and ArcInfo 9) as well as several other ESRI courses. Many of the topics covered in
this course are similar to those in What’s New in ArcInfo 9 and Migrating from ArcView 3.x to ArcView 9. Attendees
who complete this course should not enroll in What’s New in ArcInfo 9 or Migrating from ArcView 3.x to ArcView 9.
Students who have worked with ArcInfo prior to version 9 and want to learn about the new ArcInfo applications
should take What’s New in ArcInfo 9. Students who have worked with prior versions of ArcView and want to learn
about ArcView 9 applications should take Migrating from ArcView 3.x to ArcView 9.