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Intro to GIS using ArcGIS Desktop

Introduction to GIS using ArcGIS Desktop

January 31 - February 1
8:30 - 4:30 each day
MSU Building, Bldg 1021, Stennis Space Center

Cost: $25

To register, contact Troy Teadt at 228-688-3113 or 985-788-3257 or by email at, at least one week before the class date.

Course Length: 2 days (16 hours)

This course is intended for individuals who have no experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and offers a basic introduction to GIS using ESRI’s ArcGIS for Desktop software.  

Who Should Attend
Individuals who are interested in learning about Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and ESRI’s ArcGIS for Desktop software.

Course participants will learn and explore the following:

  • What GIS is and how is it used.
  • Exploring GIS data in ArcGIS for Desktop (ArcMap/ArcCatalog)
  • GIS data formats
  • Map projections and coordinate systems.
  • Symbolizing and Labeling Features in a map.
  • Working with attribute tables
  • Editing and creating data
  • Using geoprocessing tools to process data
  • Analyzing GIS data
  • Designing a map layout.

Basic computer skills



Earlier Event: January 31
Microsoft Office PowerPoint: Introduction
Later Event: February 6
Introduction to QGIS