Course Detail: GIS-ADV - Advanced ArcGIS

Advanced ArcGIS: Data Creation, Editing, and Analysis

This 2-day training class introduces advanced ArcGIS Desktop concepts. You will learn how to create new GIS databases, create features, edit features, and attributes, and perform analysis operations on both vector and raster datasets.

Audience & Recommendations
This course assumes that students have taken our Introduction to ArcGIS course or that they have comparable introductory ArcGIS Desktop experience. Knowledge of Windows-based software for basic file management and web browsing is required.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:Create a new geodatabase and add new feature classes to it.Create new features in a feature class as well as edit existing features.Create new point feature classes by geocoding addresses.Find and select features using attribute queries, spatial queries, and other tools.Find relationships between features and data by joining or relating two data tables.Perform analysis operations on vector features such as buffers, overlays, and attribute calculations.Use the Spatial Analyst to create and analyze raster surfaces.

Scott Wade is a Certified ArcGIS Desktop 10 Associate. He was an ESRI Authorized Instructor and ESRI Certified Instructor for eight years until 2014 when the program ended. He holds an M.A. in Geography, is a certified GIS Professional (GISP) by the Geographic Information Systems Certification Institute (GISCI), and is CTT+ certified by CompTIA. He is a full-time faculty member of the ECU Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment where he teaches courses in Geographic Information Science. Mr. Wade has extensive private and public sector experience in the field of Geographic Information Science.

Classroom and Schedule
This course is taught in the ECU Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment's Planning Computing Lab (Brewster Building). The class is a two-day class that begins at 8:15 AM and ends at 5:00 PM on each day. Coffee, soft drinks, water, and assorted refreshments will be provided at the beginning of each day and during breaks. Lunch is not provided, but a variety of eateries are located within walking distance or a short drive of the classroom.

The ECU Center for Geographic Information Science
The ECU Center for Geographic Information Science is the sponsor for this class. The Center provides an organizational structure and a central facility for enhancing research, instructional, and outreach activities that deal with creation and use of geographically referenced data. The Center is dedicated to serving ECU faculty and students as well as off-campus constituents. The Center provides educational opportunities that reflect the community's GIScience needs.

Payment Information:
Cost - $490.00 for new students or $440 for returning students that have their own text book.

For further information, please contact:
Scott Wade ( 252-328-6029
Karen Mulcahy ( 252-328-4991

Cancellation Policy
Requests for refunds must be made in writing to the Office of Continuing Studies at

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Refund Percentage

  7 business days before class start

  100% (minus $25 administrative fee)

  1-6 business days before class start  


  Less than 24 hours before class start  


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