ArcGIS II: Essential Workflows- Nov 4-6, 2014, Grand Bay Reserve

Topic(s): Geographic Information Systems
Priority Issue(s):
Host Partner(s): Grand Bay Reserve
Location: map icon Grand Bay NERR
Date/Time: calendar icon11/4/2014 – 11/6/2014
Price: $325.00
Max Applicants: 12


In this course, you will acquire fundamental skills needed to author, share, and use geographic information and maps across the ArcGIS system. You will learn how to efficiently find, explore, manage, and analyze geographic data and create informative maps that showcase your work. The course covers a variety of techniques to effectively share GIS maps and resources with decision makers, stakeholders, and the public. For more information, click here.

Who Should Attend:

GIS professionals and others who have an introductory-level knowledge of GIS concepts and limited ArcGIS experience. This class is targeted for MS state and local government staff or others that are working on projects with these agencies. Space is limited to 12 students and so preference will be given to these individuals.


After completing this course, you will be able to

  • Use ArcGIS software and content to create high-quality maps that combine data from different sources.
  • Organize, create, and edit geographic data so that it is accurate and up to date.
  • Manage, symbolize, and label map layers to support visualization and data exploration.
  • Design an attractive page layout for maps that will be printed.
  • Apply a standard workflow to analyze GIS data and solve spatial problems.
  • Deliver maps and analysis results to multiple platforms so they are accessible to other ArcGIS users and to non-GIS users.


This course is being taught by Gunnar Olson from the Geosystems Research and Northern Gulf Institutes at Mississippi State University. This is part of the Geospatial Education and Outreach Project (GEO Project) which is a collaborative effort among the Geosystems Research Institute,the Mississippi State University Extension Service and the Mississippi Coordinating Council for Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems.  The purpose of the project is to serve as the primary source for geospatial education and technical information for the citizens of Mississippi.


ArcGIS I: Introduction to GIS or equivalent experience.

To Register:

Please submit your registration information by clicking on the “Register Online” box at the top right corner of this Web page. Space is limited to 12 students and so preference will be given to MS state and local government staff.


This workshop is free for MS state and local government staff. All other students (including state university employees) must pay the $325 registration fee to cover the cost of books. Lunch is provided. Registration fees can be paid by credit card on the GEO Project website or by check (payable to Mississippi State University) which can be brought the day of the workshop or mailed to the address below:

Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Attn: Coastal Training Program Coordinator
6005 Bayou Heron Road
Moss Point, MS 39562


Contact Coastal Training Program Coordinator at 228-475-7047 or by email for more information. CECs or CMs (24 hours or 2.4 CEU) are available – call us for more details.

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