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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Desktop GIS Skills for Hawaii (Using ArcGIS Pro)

Are you an ArcGIS ArcMap user who needs to move up to ArcGIS Pro? Are you new to GIS and need to learn the fundamentals of GIS? Either way, this course provides you hands-on training using current desktop GIS tools. GIS is an integral part of a technology infrastructure and these tools are used by organizations all over the world to monitor and manage the environment, work more efficiently, provide better customer service, and save money.

This course uses online materials and in-class exercises to cover fundamental concepts of GIS and the major functionality contained in ArcGIS software from Esri. It also covers how to download GIS data from the City and County of Honolulu and the State of Hawai`i and how to combine that data with your own GIS data.

You will work with a variety of ArcGIS Pro tools as you learn to create maps, find information, create and edit geographic data, and solve a variety of geographic problems. If you’re currently an ArcGIS ArcMap user, you’ll receive guidance on how to apply your knowledge of ArcMap tools in the ArcGIS Pro environment.

Class time will be spent reviewing the online materials and applying newly learned skills to Hawai‘i data and projects. By doing this, you have a benefit of applying theories to real world situations with the guidance of an instructor.

This course is taught using ArcGIS Desktop Pro 2.4.3.

Section - COM2153-002

Online GIS Skills for Hawaii (Using ArcGIS Online)

Online GIS combines the reach of the Web with the power of maps and storytelling to inform and inspire a larger audience than is possible through conventional desktop GIS. StoryMaps is an Esri product that lets you “combine authoritative maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content. They make it easy to harness the power of maps and geography to tell your story.” In this course, you will:

  • Learn to use the new StoryMaps Builder
  • Learn to use national and Hawaii-specific online data resources
  • Learn to publish and use your own data online from ArcGIS Desktop (optional)
  • Learn to use classic StoryMap templates like Swipe, Spyglass, and others.

Not sure what StoryMaps are, how you can use them, and why you would want to learn this skill? Here is a StoryMap example about volcanoes worldwide including Kilauea. After viewing this, you’ll want to take our training:

Section - COM2152-002

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