This course will build on basic GIS skills to add spatial analysis techniques, including queries, working with raster datasets, and simple spatial models. Working with ESRI ArcGIS Desktop software, students will learn how to apply GIS to answer natural resource management, conservation and precision agriculture questions.
Some prior GIS knowledge is required.
Instructor approval required.
Learn advanced GIS skills using ArcToolbox features in Esri ArcGIS software. Laptops supplied in the class.
This course will build on basic GIS skills to develop digital map products to convey a message or story. Provides an introduction to map making using computer software. Covers aspects including layout, audience, medium, telling a story, and conveying a message.
Previous experience with 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.
GIS Skills or Hawaii (Using ArcGIS) is being redesigned to provide an improved learning model for you. The new version will be in our upcoming schedule.
This course introduces the principles of the Global Positioning System (GPS) and provides examples of applications for natural resource management, agriculture and earth sciences. The first half of the workshop will focus on the uses of GPS, and the second half of the workshop will include applied practice of using GPS in the field on campus. Equipment provided. Participants are encouraged to wear close-toed shoes and bring water, suncreen and a hat. No pre-requisites. All are welcome (including youth aged 12+ with adult chaperone)! Please contact Program Coordinator Nicolette van der Lee, 808-984-3300, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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
Completion of Introduction to GIS/GPS, Part 1 or equivalent experience
This course introduces the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and GPS use in Natural Resource and Agriculture Management in Hawaii. GIS can improve efficiency in conservation and agriculture management. Learn how to create location data using a handheld GPS receiver during a field trip to a local conservation site. Learn how to calibrate your GPS units plus cheap ways to obtain GPS data without purchasing expensive equipment. Use your GPS data to make a basic map in ESRI and ArcGIS Desktop software. No prior knowledge of the software is required.
Story Maps is an Esri product which 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 introduction, you will:
• Sample story maps
• Learn to use online data resources
• Create a simple web map
• Customize your web map
• Create a Basic story map using your web map
In Part 2, you will continue to add skills to your ability to use Story Maps in hands-on labs. You will:
• Publish your own data online
• ArcGIS Desktop
• Update your online data
• Learn about additional story map templates
• Map Tour
• Map Journal
• Swipe and Spyglass
Completion of Introduction to Story Maps (Using ArcGIS)
Part 3 will have you flying with more cool tools in Story Maps. You will:
• Learn about additional Story Map templates
• Map Series
• Use Web App Builder
Completion of Story Maps (Using ArcGIS) Part 2