Course Detail: GIS-INTRO - Introduction to ArcGIS

This 2-day training class introduces fundamental GIS concepts, ArcGIS Desktop software, and ArcGIS Online. You will learn about GIS software and data; how to visualize and label GIS data, how to make maps with GIS data; and how to share GIS data and maps with others.


Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • - Describe fundamental GIS and ArcGIS concepts.
  • - Use basic tools to interact with GIS maps and data.
  • - Use ArcGIS online to create and share GIS data, maps, and web maps.
  • - Examine coordinate systems and work with map projections.
  • - Symbolize and label map features.
  • - Create map layouts for presentation purposes.
  • - Share GIS Maps and data with others.
Karen Mulcahy is a teaching professor in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment at East Carolina University, as well as Co-director of ECU's GiSci Center. She teaches courses in Geographic Information Science and serves as the Associate Director of the Center for Geographic Information Science at ECU. She has a BS and MA in Geography and a Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Sciences and has had extensive private and public sector experience in the field of Geographic Information Science for over 25 years.

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 further information, please contact:

Karen Mulcahy ( 252-328-4991
Scott Wade ( 252-328-6029

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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