GIS 101: Analyzing Data and Creating Maps using ArcGIS Desktop, ArcMap
This seven-hour workshop introduces participants to using a geographic information system (GIS) to analyze data and create maps. Through a combination of presentations and hands-on exercises, participants will learn basic GIS concepts and the fundamentals of spatial analysis. If you are brand new to GIS, Mapping 101 is a better workshop to get started.
Esri ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap) - ArcGIS Desktop is the most widely used desktop GIS software at the University. All students, faculty and staff at the University of Minnesota are able to install this software on your personal computer for free. If you are going to be working with colleagues already using ArcGIS Desktop, this is a good choice for you.