FOR796 - GeoProcessing in ArcMap

The use of the ArcGIS modeler - the system that allows you to automate almost any process or set of processes in the software, is not as simple as it appears. I have been using it for several years but not for very complex models. When I started doing more complex models I found that there was some vital stuff I needed to know and to understand before I could actually make a complex model work,

Thus I am offering an experimental course, Geoprocessing in ArcMap, for students who are interested doing analyses of spatial data faster and easier through the use of the ArcGIS’s modeling software. Using the Modeler has the advantage of making life easier while doing analysis because:

BUT the modeler is a bit on the squirrely side and can be very frustrating to use. So this course is designed to teach you how to use the modeler and to teach you just what it is doing.

The class will meet from the second week of the semester through the 10th week. It will make use of tutorials and, perhaps, the ESRI on line courses (the one on geoprocessing is a drink with a fire hose). There will be weekly exercises and a final project that can be part of an analysis you need to design for your thesis or work. The registrar’s information is below. If you have questions email me or visit me in my office 309 Bray – but I’m not there all the time so email me about an appointment.


TBA HERRINGTON Meets first 10 weeks of semester (see below)

Starts Jan 19th, time is TBA place is TBA
Ends in March

. Email or phone 470-6674 or 263-2196.

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