Introduction to ArcGIS

  • length:
    3 Days
  • Cost:
    $1950 +GST
  • Time:
    9:00 AM- 5:00 PM
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This practical 3-day course will give you a comprehensive introduction to the ArcGIS desktop software, equipping you with the skills to utilise the core functionality of the ArcGIS package. The exercises will introduce you to the ArcGIS applications: ArcMap for visualising and editing data; ArcCatalog for data and metadata management; and ArcToolbox for geoprocessing. This course will give you a sound understanding of the basic geospatial concepts and skills you need to create, edit and work with geospatial data using the ArcGIS software package.


No previous experience with ArcGIS software is required. Experience with using Microsoft Windows is essential.


  • ArcGIS basics including the ArcMap Map Document, an introduction to layers, the ArcCatalog interface and viewing attribute data for layers.
  • Navigating in ArcMap: utilising the pan and zoom tools to move around data in ArcMap; using the Magnifier and Overview window to improve the ease of navigation; and creating spatial bookmarks.
  • Displaying data in ArcMap: moving and grouping layers of data; specifying display and reference scales.
  • Coordinate Systems in ArcMap: setting and changing coordinate systems for viewing layers in ArcMap; specifying the coordinate readout format.
  • ArcCatalog Functionality: perform specific GIS data searches; view and edit metadata for datasets; create data connections, and preview datasets before adding them into ArcMap.
  • Internet Data Sources: streaming live GIS data from internet sources directly into the ArcMap Map Document.
  • Exploring Attribute Tables: viewing, querying and calculating values for tables.
  • ArcMap Symbology: using the suite of ArcGIS symbols and symbology tools to effectively portray the features from respective datasets; displaying data by categorising features and setting layer transparency.
  • Advanced Querying: query data using SQL query statements; use spatial queries to select features with respect to other features; and join tables together based on common fields.
  • Creating Data: create Shapefiles; setup Geodatabases with attribute domains and feature classes; and import data into a Geodatabase.
  • Editing Spatial Data: create point, line and polygon features using the array of editing tools in ArcMap.
  • Creating a Map: setup a page layout; create grids, legends and scale bars; export a finished map product.

Upcoming courses

Date Time Training course location Register
4.09.2017 - 6.09.2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Introduction to ArcGIS NGIS Perth register now
25.09.2017 - 27.09.2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Introduction to ArcGIS NGIS Sydney register now
6.11.2017 - 8.11.2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Introduction to ArcGIS NGIS Sydney register now
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20.11.2017 - 22.11.2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Introduction to ArcGIS Adelaide register now

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Perth office
1a/53 Burswood Road,
Burswood WA 6100,
Sydney office
Level 24, Three International Towers,
300 Barangaroo Ave,
Sydney NSW 2000,