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GIS Foundations (Three-Day Workshop)

  • June 03, 2024
  • June 05, 2024
  • 3 sessions
  • June 03, 2024, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • June 04, 2024, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • June 05, 2024, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • Brooks Hall, Morgantown, WV 26505
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Registration

(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Full rate ($200/day) for all days of the workshop.
  • Full rate ($200/day) for the first and second days of the workshop.
  • Full rate ($200/day) for first day of the workshop.
  • Full rate ($200/day) for the second and third days of the workshop.
  • Full rate ($200/day) for second day of the workshop.
  • Full rate ($200/day) for third day of the workshop.
  • The WVAGP Member rate ($100/day) for all days of the workshop.
  • WVAGP Member rate ($100/day) for the first and second days of the workshop.
  • WVAGP Member rate ($100/day) for the first day of the workshop.
  • WVAGP Member rate ($100/day) for the second and third days of the workshop.
  • WVAGP Member rate ($100/day) for the second day of the workshop.
  • WVAGP Member rate ($100/day) for the third day of the workshop.

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GIS Foundations Training Course

Instructor-Led, In-Person course
Dates: June 3-5, 2024
Location: West Virginia University, Brooks Hall

GIS Foundations is a thorough overview of the most widely used tools and skills for the GIS Professional. The topics are broken up into sections over 3 days and students can attend any or all of the days as needed. All coursework will be utilizing ArcGIS Pro.

General Agenda: (see more details at bottom)

  • Day 1 (Monday) TopicGIS Foundations I: Basics of ArcPro - This course is designed to introduce the fundamental concepts of geographic information systems, demonstrate their use and value, and provide practical skills which can be directly applied to the work environment. Prerequisite: Students are strongly encouraged to have basic computer operations knowledge, file management etc.
  • Day 2 (Tuesday) TopicGIS Foundations II: Foundations of GIS - This course is designed to provide an overview of the basic building components for an effective and useful GIS. The course focuses on best practices for building a functioning GIS topics cover databases and tables, querying and selection processes, basic analysis tools, and the basics of editing. Prerequisite: Students are strongly encouraged to have basic GIS skills, or the GIS Foundations I course.
  • Day 3 (Wednesday) TopicGIS Foundations III: Spatial Analysis & Modeling - This course is designed to introduce more detailed analysis options and tools. Prerequisite: Students are strongly encouraged to have experience using GIS, or have taken the GIS Foundations I and II courses.

Additional Information:

INSTRUCTORS: Dr. Michael Harmon & Dr. Aaron Maxwell

COURSE PREREQUISITES: See descriptions.

WORKSHOP MATERIALS: Materials will be provided by the instructor.

CONTACT: Jessica Gormont, Training Committee Chair (jgormont@jeffersoncountywv.org)

PARKING: Parking permits will be provided to those who request them through the registration form. Additional fees may be required.

MEALS AND BEVERAGES: Meals and beverages are not provided for this event. There will be designated times for lunch, but attendees must furnish their own meals and beverages for the day. Beverage use is restricted while in the computer labs.



Agenda by Topics:


Day One: Basics of ArcGIS Pro

  • Basic layout of Pro

  • Starting Projects

  • Spatial data

  • Map View - Catalog View - Layout View

  • Geoprocessing Pane

  • Making folder connections

  • Adding data from a folder

  • Adding data from portal

  • Connect to servers

  • Geodatabases

  • Working with tables

  • Data Query

  • Select by attributes / select by location

  • Intro to cartography


Day Two: Foundations of GIS

  • Good spatial practices

  • Datums and projections

  • Fixing projections

  • Extract overlay proximity

  • Digitizing and georeferencing

  • Joins & Relates

  • Symbology cartography & classification

  • Interpolation

  • Raster math & functions

  • Summarizing data


Day Three: Spatial Analysis & Modeling

  • Networks & Geocoding

  • DEMs

  • 3D Visualization

  • Viewshed

  • Hydrology

  • Basic modeling concepts

  • Model Builder

  • Spatial Patterns


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