Professional GIS Workshops Offered by SD Mines

Upcoming Workshops

Intro to ArcGIS I: Mapping with GIS    May 9-11, 2016  - 4 seats remaining

Intro to ArcGIS II: GIS Analysis            May 12-13, 2016 - 4 seats remaining

Editing and Geodatabases                  May 16-18, 2016 - 9 seats remaining

Field GPS                                            May 19-20, 2016 - 10 seats remaining

Receive discounts by registering for multiple workshops in one session ($100 on two, $200 on three, $300 on four).

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Workshop Descriptions

GIS Workshops - Intro to ArcGISIntro to ArcGIS I:  Mapping with GIS
Cost: $550          Course Outline (pdf)
This workshop is for people with no previous GIS experience. It covers the basics on how ArcGIS stores and manages map data and introduces participants to making maps and working with GIS data sets and data tables. GIS data storage, creating maps, publishing map layouts, and working with tables are all covered. It also includes an overview of commonly used sources of GIS data and how to adapt them for your own use.
Background required: Familiarity with Windows and Internet browsers


GIS Workshops - Intro to ArcGIS IIIntro to ArcGIS II: GIS Analysis
Cost: $425           Course Outline (pdf)
This workshop is for people who want an introduction to the types of spatial analysis possible with GIS data. It introduces many key GIS techniques, including how to: do a suitability study based on multiple criteria, analyze spatial relationships between layers, locate addresses, solve utility or transportation network problems, work with topographic data, interpolate values from point data, and solve problems using distance and neighborhood factors.
Background required: Intro to ArcGIS I workshop or equivalent experience


GIS Workshops - Editing and DatabasesEditing and Geodatabases
Cost: $550          Course Outline (pdf)
This workshop is for people who need to learn about assembling, compiling, editing, and managing GIS databases. Editing of data is covered and includes basic editing as well as techniques for creating, maintaining, and testing for proper topology. It covers how to use the advanced capabilities available in the geodatabase, including domains and subtypes, annotation, and networks. An introduction to creating metadata is also given.
Background required: Intro to ArcGIS I workshop or equivalent experience


GIS Workshops - Field GISField GPS
Cost: $425        Course Outline (pdf)
This workshop is for people who need to learn about how to prepare GIS data for field collection projects, collect data in the field using a GPS unit and ArcPad, and integrate the data back into the geodatabase. Collecting data with mobile technology (smartphone/tablet) using ArcGIS Online will also be covered.
Background: Familiarity with ArcMap is recommended but not required.
Equipment: Participants may bring their own GPS/ArcPad-capable units, or borrow one from the instructor.


About the Instructor

Dr. Maribeth Price holds a PhD in Geosciences from Princeton University and is currently a professor of geology at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. She has been using and teaching GIS for over 20 years, has consulted on GIS in both industry and government, and supervised undergraduate and graduate research projects involving GIS. She is the author of Mastering ArcGIS, an introductory GIS textbook used by both college students and professionals in developing their GIS knowledge and skills. She has given more than 90 workshops to over 1000 participants since 2000.