Course Details and Schedule

This three-session course covers the map-making aspects of ArcGIS Desktop and introduces its analytical functionality. Powerful and relatively complex, Desktop is the industry standard for geographic information systems (GIS) software. It is part of ESRI's ArcGIS software range, which also includes web-based and mobile GIS, as well as the much more basic and simplified mapping application, ArcGIS Explorer. GIS is designed to store, query, analyse, process, and visualise spatial data. It is typically used for making maps and performing spatial analysis.

See below for course schedule

Key topics
  • The user interface and menu structure
  • Managing data and creating maps
  • Chloropleth maps
  • Editing, geoprocessing and querying map data
  • Georeferencing raster images
  • Heads-up digitisation
  • Introduction to spatial analysis
Course information
Intended audience Users seeking to make maps for publication or conduct spatial analyses or queries to answer research questions. A significant investment of time is required to learn ArcGIS Desktop.
Prior knowledge A familiarity with the general principles of GIS.
Resources A course book must be purchased when you attend the course (included in the Cost below)
Software ArcGIS Desktop version 10
Format Presentation with practical exercises
Further information This course is NOT at IT Services, 13 Banbury Rd - it will be held at the Training Room, Radcliffe Science Library. Students are encouraged to bring a USB memory device with at least 200 MB of free memory, if they would like help in downloading geographic data. The fee for this course must be paid in advance. The non-refundable portion of this fee is £11.50. Please see our terms and conditions for more details
Taught using:
Windows 7

Course provider: Bodleian Libraries/IT Learning Programme


Frequency: This course is not scheduled to run again.