ArcGIS Training & Resources
ArcGIS is heralded as the leading GIS software. As a result there are many different organisations and individuals who use the ArcGIS software in a range of different ways, for a large variety of applications.
At GIS247 we provide training and resources to support all these different ArcGIS users. Our approach is to provide a range of training courses and technical modules that users can access when it most suits them. GIS247 provides on-demand training so that each person can develop the core, advanced and specialist skills that they require.
Each ArcGIS training course is designed to accommodate a different user level : from beginner through to advanced. Each course is designed to build on the knowledge gained from other courses so users can comprehensively develop their skills and experience by following a structured training path or by accessing any specialist course that suits their need.
For example our Beginners Guide to ArcGIS course is designed for users new to GIS or the ArcGIS software who wish to cover the core functions of the software. The Intermediate Guide to ArcGIS is designed to follow on from this course to develop each persons ability to utilise the spatial analysis functions and more challenging options that are on offer. The Advanced Guide to ArcGIS course is designed to go even further by dealing with complex techniques and advanced topics for manipulating and managing data.
There are also a number of special interest and application specific courses. For example a user might wish to focus on the huge array of functions that editing with ArcGIS offers or wish to create surfaces from point data using the specialist Spatial Analyst extension.
In addition to training courses, at GIS247 we also provide a large number of mini and super modules to support ArcGIS users. Mini modules are short presentations that cover a specific technical function, for example showing how to create summary statistics or georeference an image. Super modules are presentations that cover a larger topic area. For example, dealing with all aspects of creating and managing annotation or building and managing geodatabases.
Software & Versions
All courses and modules are suitable for v9.x/v10.x users. This includes users with an ArcView, ArcEditor or ArcInfo licence, whilst v10.x users will find support for ArcGIS for Desktop Basic, Standard and Advanced.
As not everyone is using the same version of the ArcGIS software we provide our full set of training courses and modules on the latest version, but we also provide them on all previous versions back to v9.0.
A 'Whats New Course' on the latest version is also always made available. Please note that although the course/module names are the same between versions, all presentations, exercises and data have been developed for each specific software version, encorporating new functionality as appropriate.
At GIS247 we are constantly developing additional courses and modules and when completed they are added to the Training Catalog. Access is made available as part of a GIS247 licence. A full list of the range of training courses and modules can be found on the Training Catalog.
A licence to GIS247 for ArcGIS training gives access for 12 months to ALL the training courses and modules (mini & super).
As a guide, we have developed the following chart to show recommended training course routes depending on your current experience with ArcGIS.
Route A is recommended for users with little or no experience of ArcGIS who might also be unfamiliar with GIS concepts.
Route B is recommended for users with greater understanding of GIS who want to learn at a faster pace.
It is recommended that users wishing to follow any of the specialist courses attain the standard of the Mastering or Intermediate course first.