GIS Tutorial - March 3

We are offering an Introductory GIS Course on Friday March 3 from 9-5 in the FL2-1024
This course is geared towards those who have little to no GIS experience. Below is the course agenda.
Exercise 1 - Exploring ArcMap and ArcCatalog  
Use Case - Tornado tracks
  • Opening and Exploring ArcMap
  • Adding Data to ArcMap
  • Working with Attribute Data in ArcMap
  • Navigating and Using ArcCatalog

Exercise 2 - Exploring Spatial Data
Use Case - 2012 drought in Texas

  • Exploring Data Format Types in ArcGIS
  • Working with Vector Data in ArcMap
  • Exploring Raster Datasets
  • Adding Web Services to ArcMap

Exercise 3 - Data Symbology and Classification
Use Case - Hurricane Sandy's official track and impacts

  • Symbolizing Qualitative Data
  • Symbolizing Quantitative Data
  • Working with Layer Packages
  • Rendering Raster Datasets

Exercise 4 - Working with climate model simulations
Use Case - Exploring uncertainty in climate models

  • Adding netCDF climate model data to ArcMap as a point layer
  • Adding netCDF as a table view
  • Graphing in ArcMap
  • Adding netCDF as a raster layer

Exercise 5 - Cartographic Mapping
Use Case - Superstorm (Blizzard) of 1993

  • Preparing the ArcMap Document Data Frame and Layers to Create a Map
  • Using Layout View to Design the Appearance of the Map
  • Adding Elements to the Map
  • Disseminating and Sharing Your Map

To Sign up please email Jennifer Boehnert at

Space is limited to the first 12 UCAR staff


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Announcement Timing: 
February 22, 2017 to February 24, 2017
Calendar Timing: 
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm