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SUNY-ESF Sets ArcView Course


SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Professionals who work with geographic information systems can learn more about the technology available to them.

A course titled "Introduction to ArcView" will be offered three times this spring and summer at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF). The course is designed for planners, engineers, natural resource managers, social scientists, emergency management personnel, and professionals who work in the fields of transportation, marketing, economic development, and real estate.

The two-day course provides participants with the hands-on experience needed to use the software's functions and capabilities. Participants will become familiar with the windows and controls used in ArcView and learn to organize and store components of ArcView projects. In addition, those who take the course will create, display, edit, and print maps, tables, and charts.

The two-day workshops will begin with a session devoted to the basics: setting up a project, loading data, displaying and labeling map features. Also included will be sessions covering how to retrieve information about map features and working with spatial data. The second day will offer information about creating and working with charts and layouts.

There are two instructors for the course. Allen Lewis uses ArcView in land use planning and has been teaching GIS at ESF for nearly 15 years. Nicholas Colas, who uses the program in business and planning applications, is a visiting instructor at ESF.

Workshops will be held May 13 and 14, June 24 and 25, and Aug. 19 and 20. Sessions will be held on the ESF campus.

The fee for the course is $495 for those who register at least a week before the workshop is held. For those who register later, the fee is $545.

Those wishing to register for the course or obtain further information should call the ESF Office of Continuing Education at 470-6891.