Essential GIS Skills

Essential GIS Skills

Course Number: ERT X454.65

3 units

This course introduces both the “how” and “why” of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).  Using hands-on exercises, you will receive step-by step instructions to accomplish a wide range of real-world tasks such as making maps, and creating and editing data from various sources. The course combines an understanding of basic GIS concepts with practical skills using the ArcGIS platform, specifically:

  • WebGIS
  • Online GIS
  • ArcGIS Pro
  • spatial analysis
  • geoprocessing tools
  • Mobile GIS
  • Apps

Software and tutorials provided.

Available Sections

Starting Jan 22


Starting Jan 22

Course Fees

$495 Early Bird Discount ends on Jan 16
$545 after Jan 16


Colin Childs [ bio ]

close [x] Colin J. Childs, B.A., Environmental Systems Research Institute, Redlands


Tue 6:00 pm-9:30 pm
Jan 22 - Mar 12, 2019

8 Meetings


UCR Extension Center

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Section Notes:

Textbook: The ArcGIS Book - Available as a digital download at no cost to students


No Textbook Required.

Available Sections


Section No.: 183ETG001

Dates: Jan 22 - Mar 12, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm-9:30 pm

Instructor: Colin Childs

Textbook: No Textbook Required

Location: UCR Extension Center

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