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GIS Skills for Hawai‘i (Using ArcGIS)

You may not realize it, but you benefit from the use of geographic information system (GIS) software every day. All over the world, organizations are using GIS to manage the environment, work more efficiently, provide better customer service, and save money. GIS is becoming an integral part of many organizations technology infrastructure.

This course uses Web-based materials and in-class exercises to introduce the 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.

In the online course exercises, you will work with a variety of ArcGIS tools as you learn to create maps, find information, create and edit geographic data, and solve a variety of geographic problems. To make best use of class time, it is recommended that you complete assigned online exercises before coming to class. 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 the benefit of applying theories to real world situations with the guidance of an instructor.

As you progress through the course, you'll acquire practical skills that you can apply immediately. By the end of the course, you should feel comfortable working with ArcGIS 10 software on your own, and we hope you'll join the community of people in Hawai`i using GIS to solve everyday problems. Future classes will build on this one and cover topics such as working with map services and creating Web mapping applications.

- Section 1 - Coming in a future schedule
Honolulu Community College; Jones; $495
course code: COM2025-006
Introduction to GIS & GPS Concepts, Part II

This course teaches the basic concepts and skills of GIS/GPS to use GPS in the field and to visualize and analyze GIS data.

Lesson topics include:
• Datums and projections
• Using a GPS to naviage and collect field info
• Continued instruction on Transferring GPS data to ArcGIS
• Georeferencing/Remote Sensing

At the end of this course, you will:
• Understand the difference between a Datum and Projection
• Know what common datums and projections are used in Hawaii
• Use a GPS with proficiency to collect data
• Understand how to Georeference a satellite image
• Understand the History of Hawaiian Cartography
• Demonstrate a presentation using maps to tell a story

Required Prep:

Completion of Introduction to GIS/GPS, Part 1 or equivalent experience

- Section 1 - Apr 17 - May 15; MW; 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm; 9 mtgs
Kaua‘i Community College; $405
course code: COM4910-001
Introduction to GPS & GIS Concepts, Part I

This course teaches the basic concepts and skills of GIS/GPS to use GPS in the field and to visualize and analyze GIS data. Lecture topics include:
• Data collection
• Transferring GPS data to ArcGIS
• Data sources
• Editing
• Building a Basemap
• Remote Sensing

At the end of this course, you will:
• Understand the basic concepts behind Global Positioning Systems
• Use a GPS to collect tracks and waypoints
• Transfer GPS data into a GIS (ArcMap 10.2.2)
• Use ArcGIS to create a Map

Required Prep:

Familiarity with Microsoft Windows operating system and Microsoft Office Excel program---highly recommended

- Section 1 - Feb 13 - Mar 15; MW; 8:30 am - 11:30 am; 10 mtgs
Kaua‘i Community College; $405
course code: COM4900-002

No meeting on February 20, 2017.