Professional GIS Workshops Offered by SD Mines

Upcoming Workshops

Intro to ArcGIS I: Mapping with GIS
May 14-16, 2018

Intro to ArcGIS II: GIS Analysis
May 17-18, 2018

Editing and Geodatabases
May 21-23, 2018

Switching to ArcGIS Pro

May 24, 2018


Receive discounts by registering for multiple workshops in one session ($100 on two, $200 on three). Does not include the Switching to Pro workshop.

Workshops are generally held in December/January and mid-May. Daily schedule is 8:30am to 4:30pm Mountain Time, with an hour break for lunch.

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Note: If you do not receive a GIS Workshop Confirmation email within a day or two of registering, please email to inquire.

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 & 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.

Switching to ArcGIS Pro
Cost: $195  

This one-day workshop is designed for experienced users of ArcMap/ArcCatalog who are wondering when and how they should start using the new ArcGIS Pro product.  The workshop will cover navigating the new interface, understanding the new project file structure, migrating your current data and maps, implementing your workflows, utilizing new capabilities, and managing licenses. We will also discuss factors why you might want to switch now or wait until later.

Background: Six months experience using ArcMap and ArcCatalog

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 100 workshops to over 1100 participants since 2000.