Course Overview

Explore the world of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and how it's being used to solve real world problems in this introductory course.

What You'll Learn

  • Data models, file formats, and geodatabases
  • Discuss the various software and hardware tools currently in use, with a focus on ArcGIS.
  • How to work with ArcMap and ArcCatalog
  • Work with coordinate reference systems, symbolize data, compose a map, create data from coordinate tables, and work with tables.
  • Where to acquire GIS data.

Additional Information

Recommended Textbook: Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop Pro 2.8, ISBN 978-1589487017; book available through Amazon

ArcGIS software access will be provided

UNM Faculty, Staff and Retirees: this course is eligible for Tuition Remission under Professional Development



Geographic Information Systems Cartography Basics or equivalent knowledge.

Continuous internet access, PC (Windows 8 or later) or MAC, and microphone are required to attend the Live Online session. Webcam is recommended.

ArcGIS Pro Software is provided and require a PC or Linux to download and run. Software is not compatible with a MAC. 

Recommend using the latest version of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Edge browsers.

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)

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Section Title
Geographic Information Systems: Beginning Live Online
Live Online
T, Th
6:00PM to 8:00PM
Sep 20, 2022 to Oct 13, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Online
Delivery Options
Live Online  
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $695.00
Drop Request Deadline
Sep 17, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Sep 17, 2022
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