Geoprocessing is an essential aspect of GIS that provides the ability to analyze and process geographic data. Geoprocessing tools can be accessed in ArcGIS via ArcToolbox, ModelBuilder, or Python scripts. ArcGIS ModelBuilder allows users with little to no programming skills to develop automated data processing routines within ArcGIS using a graphical interface.
ArcGIS’ ModelBuilder provides a graphical modeling framework for designing and implementing geoprocessing models that can include system tools, scripts, other models, and data that are linked together to form an analysis or processing workflow. Because ModelBuilder uses a graphical interface that is integrated with ArcMap, ArcCatalog and ArcToolbox, users can create Models without the need of learning a programming language. However a model can be extended using Python scripts.
This class introduces student to ModelBuilder and how it can be used to create automated routines and workflows. Students learn how to create, use and share interactive models within the ArcGIS platform. They also learn how to document models so others can use them for their intended purposes. Lastly students are shown how models may be exported as images or python scripts.
- Introduction to ModelBuilder
- Creating Interactive Models
- Controlling Process Order within a Model
- Setting Environment Variables in a Model
- Batch Processing within a Model Using Lists, User Input, and Iterations
- Creating Help and Other Documentation for Models
- Exporting Models to Python Scripts
- Introduction to ArcPy Module
16 GISP Credit Hours
Course Formats and Pricing
Our self-paced classes are delivered through our online training platform. You will be emailed instructions for creating a login and activating your course. All lectures are pre-recorded so you can progress through the course at your own pace. The same applies to the exercise. The course does not have an expiration date.
Our live-online classes are conducted from 9:30 – 5:00 each day. Classes are delivered via GoToTraining. You will receive an email containing login instructions for the GoToTraining session on the Wednesday before class begins.
Our instructor guided, online classes are conducted through our online training platform. All lectures are pre-recorded so that you can progress through the materials at your own pace. The same applies to the exercises. You will have access to the instructor via email, phone, or chat if you have questions or problems. The instructor will be in weekly contact with the students in each class session. Our goal is to get everyone through the materials during the session dates. However, access to the course materials never expires so if you don’t finish during the session dates you will still have access to the materials.
You can also register for classes using our registration form.