Geographical Information Systems Training Course

Jamie JohansenAg Group, computers, Education

The Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources is conducting an Introduction to ArcGIS 10 training course on March 24 & 25 in College Station, TX. The two-day course will be 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days in Room 200 of the Centeq Building, in Texas A&M University’s Research Park.

The course will teach the range of functionality of the software and the essential tools for visualizing, creating, managing and analyzing geographic data, according to Amy Snelgrove, a program manager for the institute and instructor for the course. Snelgrove has both Certified GIS Professional and Comptia Certified Technical Training certifications.

“The exercises of this hands-on course emphasize practice with ArcMap and ArcCatalog to perform common GIS tasks and workflows,” Snelgrove said. “Students will learn the tools for creating and managing geographic data, displaying data on maps in different ways, and combining and analyzing data to discover patterns and relationships. By the end of the course, they will be prepared to work with the software on their own.”

Register online at Registration is $500 and includes refreshments, course material and a certificate of completion. Seats are limited.

Snelgrove said three additional 2014 dates are set for the course at the same location in College Station: May 13-14, July 29-30 and Oct. 8-9. On-site training can also be scheduled by contacting Snelgrove at