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

Required Text: Getting To Know ArcGIS Desktop, Fifth edition, ISBN 978-1589485105. The book is available from the UNM Bookstore or Amazon.

ArcGIS software access will be provided.


Cartography basics or equivalent knowledge.

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)

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