The ArcGIS 10 release changes and refines the framework of geoprocessing and modeling tools that give users finite control over their processes. This environment is more flexible and allows for custom workflows that were not possible in previous ArcGIS releases. This full-day course will walk students through a real analysis example that will enable them to become familiar with the ArcGIS Toolbox and geoprocessing tools, the Command Line and the Model Builder. The course includes presentation, demonstrations, exercises and reference materials to get students started in the world of geoprocessing.
Performance Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:
- Students will understand what is geoprocessing
- Students will learn how to customize the geoprocessing environment
- Students will create a custom toolbox
- Students will access and use the geoprocessing tools from a variety of locations
- Students will build simple and semi-complex models
- Students will make a model into a custom tool
- Students will view a model as a script
Competencies covered in this course: Geoprocessing basics, Toolbox and tools, Model Builder: Basic, Model Builder: Advanced, A brief introduction to scripting
Intended Audience: GIS users who want to use geoprocessing tools and models in their daily operations and analyses.
Prerequisites: Students should be familiar with basic GIS theory, and the general functionality of ArcCatalog and ArcMap