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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 GIS" will be offered twice at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF). The course is designed for professionals in many disciplines who use geographic information systems in their work. Those professionals include landscape architects, planners, engineers, natural resource managers, social scientists, emergency management personnel, and those 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 use ArcView GIS to create, edit, display and analyze geographic and tabular data, and to create presentation maps and charts.

The two-day workshops will begin with a session devoted to learning the basics of the software, entering data, displaying themes, modifying data display and working with tables. The second day will focus on creating shapefiles, analyzing themes and creating maps.

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 GIS analyst with the Cayuga County Planning Department.

Workshops will be held March 14 and 15, and May 23 and 24. Sessions will be held on the ESF campus.

Those wishing to register for the course or obtain further information should call the ESF Office of Continuing Education at 470-6891, or refer to the office web site at https://www.esf.edu/outreach/.