GIS Fundamentals (Mapping and Spatial Analysis) using ArcGis

The e-Enhancement Centre Ltd GIS Fundamentals

Target Audience

This course is for those who are new to geographic information systems (GIS) and ESRI’s ArcGIS Software and that wish to learn what GIS is and how one can use it in his area of specialization.


No GIS experience required. This is a beginner level class. Participants should know how to use Windows-based software for basic file management and browsing.


This intensive five day course provides the foundation for: Understanding and appreciating GIS, What it can do, and How others are using it.

Participants shall learn the basic functions of a GIS, GIS Terminology, and why GIS is powerful tool for data analysis, retrieval and visualization using Esri’s ArcGIS for Desktop software. In course exercises, students work with ArcMap, an application within ArcGIS Desktop, to visualize geographic data, create maps, query a GIS database, and perform spatial analysis.

Participants shall also use ArcGIS online to share GIS data and analysis results.

Learning Objectives

After successfully completing this course, you will have acquired an understanding of general GIS terms and the basic functionality of Esri’s ArcGIS Desktop software. These new skills include:
•Explain what a GIS is and what it can do
•Create GIS maps in ArcMap
•Access and query a GIS database using ArcMap
•Display map data using symbology and labels
•Describe two common GIS data formats
•Perform simple GIS Analysis

Topics Covered:
•Introduction to GIS
•Introduction to ArcGIS Desktop
•Exploring ArcMap & Data
•Symbolizing Features
•Labeling Features
•Querying Data
•Creating a Map
•Preparing Data for Analysis.
•Performing Analysis