Esri Hands-On Learning Lab

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Take Esri training at your own pace in the Hands-on Learning Lab. The lab is a set of 20 computers, each with 19 lessons on the use of ArcGIS 10.2 software. Each lesson is self-directed, 30-40 minutes in length, with an Esri staff person available to assist where needed. All training materials are provided. No advance registration is required. Instructors will be on hand to help and answer questions.

Esri Hands-on Learning Lab - Lessons for Version 10.2

  • Lesson 1. Introduction to ArcGIS for Desktop
  • Designed for the new ArcGIS user, this lesson will introduce you to the basic principles of GIS using ArcGIS for Desktop.
  • Lesson 2. Creating a map in ArcGIS for Desktop
  • In this lesson, you will use ArcGIS for Desktop to create a display-quality map in ArcMap using layout view. You will first learn how to symbolize the map layers, then add a legend, north arrow, title, border, and background color to the map layout.
  • Lesson 3. Basics of the geodatabase model
  • This lesson will cover the key elements of the geodatabase model, including the geodatabase structure, feature classes, subtypes, relationship classes, topologies, and geometric networks
  • Lesson 4. Editing with ArcGIS for Desktop
  • In this lesson, you will use the Editor toolbar commands in ArcMap to create and modify features stored in a geodatabase. You will be introduced to the snapping environment, feature templates, and construction methods.
  • Lesson 5. Introduction to versioned editing
  • Versioning allows multiple users to edit the same data without applying locks or duplicating data. In this lesson, you will learn to register data as versioned, create a new version, switch between versions, edit the versioned data, merge versions, and manage versioned data.
  • Lesson 6. Editing and maintaining parcel data in a parcel fabric
  • Parcel data is the foundation of a local government's land records database. In this lesson, you will learn about the parcel fabric data model, explore the parcel fabric editing environment and learn to add a new parcel to the fabric.
  • Lesson 7. Geocoding with ArcGIS for Desktop
  • In this lesson, you will learn to create a point feature class from a list of addresses.
  • Lesson 8. Introduction to ArcGIS Network Analyst
  • ArcGIS Network Analyst helps you dynamically model network conditions and solve vehicle routing problems. In this lesson, you will explore a network dataset, then run a variety of route solver tools to address various scenarios.
  • Lesson 9. Introduction to linear referencing
  • GIS professionals in a variety of industries use the linear referencing functionality embedded in ArcGIS to maintain, analyze, and plan incidents, assets, and activities that occur along linear networks. In this lesson, you will use ArcMap to create, display, and modify routes and events.
  • Lesson 10. Using geometric networks for utilities applications
  • Water distribution, electrical lines, gas pipelines, telephone services, and water flow in a stream are all examples of resource flows that can be modeled and analyzed using a geometric network. In this lesson, you will explore a geometric network, edit network features, use connectivity rules, and explore network trace operations.
  • Lesson 11. Introduction to ArcGIS Spatial Analyst
  • The ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension provides a broad range of powerful spatial modeling and analysis capabilities. In this lesson, you will explore symbolizing points as vectors, and then you will create rasters using two interpolators found in the Spatial Analyst toolbox: the Spline tool and the IDW tool.
  • Lesson 12. Introduction to ArcGIS for Server
  • ArcGIS for Server is software that makes your geographic information available to others in your organization, or optionally, anyone with an Internet connection. In this lesson, you will author, publish, and share GIS resources using ArcGIS Server.
  • Lesson 13. Designing web applications using ArcGIS for Server
  • Once you have created a web service using ArcGIS for Server (see Lesson 8), you can use a web application to access the service. This lesson is designed to teach you how to create a web application using the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex application.
  • Lesson 14. Sharing maps and tools using ArcGIS Online
  • ArcGIS Online is a place to web-enable your maps and related geographic information and then share them with your users. In this lesson, you will use ArcGIS for Desktop and ArcGIS Online to explore different methods for sharing maps and data, including using map packages and geoprocessing packages.
  • Lesson 15. Sharing data with the Community Maps Program
  • Through Esri's Community Maps Program, your organization can contribute geographic data that Esri may include in one or more ArcGIS Online community maps. In this lesson, you will use ArcGIS Explorer to discover examples of the content available on ArcGIS Online and explore techniques for determining if you have basemap content that should be contributed to the Community Maps Program.
  • Lesson 16. Spatial statistics for public health
  • The spatial statistics tools are exploratory tools that allow you to determine the distribution and patterns of various geographic phenomena and events. In this lesson, you will use several tools located in the Spatial Statistics Tools toolbox to examine the spatial pattern and distribution of a dengue fever outbreak.
  • Lesson 17. Working with CAD in ArcGIS for Desktop
  • GIS workflows often rely on CAD datasets generated by outside survey, engineering, and architectural sources. Integrating CAD data with your GIS can be a critical step in streamlining design processes and using your GIS as a central repository for spatial data. In this lesson, you will learn to convert an existing CAD data source into features in the geodatabase.
  • Lesson 18. Introduction to geoprocessing using Python
  • This lesson is an introduction to the Python scripting language and its usefulness for accessing the power of GIS.
  • Lesson 19. What's new in ArcGIS for Desktop 10 and 10.1
  • Both ArcGIS 10 and ArcGIS 10.1 include extensive additional and improved functionality throughout the ArcGIS product line. This lesson examines a variety of updates in ArcGIS Desktop across both versions.

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