ArcGIS 1: Introduction to GIS



This course teaches what a GIS is and what you can do with it. Working with various components of the ArcGIS system, you will create GIS maps, explore and analyze the data behind the maps, and apply methods to easily share your maps. By the end of the course, you will have a solid understanding of how GIS maps and ArcGIS tools are used to visualize real-world features, discover patterns, obtain information, and communicate that information to others.

Who Should Attend

Individuals who do not have any prior GIS education or workplace experience with GIS.


After completion of this course you will be able to:


Experience with Windows-based software for basic file management and browsing is required.

Course Outline

What is the ArcGIS system? 

GIS basics

What makes data geographic? 

Mapping real-world feature locations using coordinate systems 

Finding GIS maps and data

Working with ArcGIS Online content

Exploring a GIS map

GIS analysis 

Sharing GIS maps