Introduction to ModelBuilder

Introduction

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.

Course Modules

  • 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

Available Anytime!

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.

Upcoming Sessions

None at this time

Class will be held each day from 8:30 – 4:00 at the location provided above.

Upcoming Sessions

None at this time

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.

Upcoming Sessions

None at this time

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.

Matt Gubitosa
Matt GubitosaU.S. EPA
"I strongly and highly recommend it" -- Matt Gubitosa, U.S. EPA
Aleeta Zeller
Aleeta ZellerChattanooga RPA
Class was well organized, well paced and I learned a lot
Brandon Clark
Brandon ClarkAlabama Power
Knowledgeable instructor, well paced class, applicable information covered, hands-on style
Jason Warzinik
Jason WarzinikBoone County, MO
"I have attended a number of instructor lead  training courses offered by ESRI, which are great in their own right, but the Mastering the ArcGIS Server JavaScript API course gets much more in-depth than they often do.  I really liked the recommended reading, they helped expand the terms being covered in lecture to concrete examples that could be related back to my work more directly instead of just having the lecture and exercises alone.  I learned a lot andwill recommend this and other GeoSpatial Training courses to the GIS'ers I know. Thanks for putting this course together and offering it ...
Kyle Lockhart
Kyle LockhartEscambia County, FL
"I thought the course was very organized. The style of presentation and the lesson format worked well together. It made the informationeasy to understand."  -- Kyle Lockhart (Escambia County, FL)
Chris Hickin
Chris HickinNYC Fire Dept
"These courses are great. I am so pressed for time this is the only way I can acquire extra skills these days. Thank you Eric for all your hard work!" -- Chris Hickin (NYC Fire Dept.)
Pal Herman Sund
Pal Herman Sund
"I really enjoyed the Python/ArcGIS course. For me the right balance between detail and overview. Good work!" - Pal Herman Sund
Michael Philp
Michael PhilpCity of Springville, UT
"Really good course material. Very relevant subject matter." --Michael Philp (City of Springville, UT)
Chris Pollard
Chris PollardDelaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
"Very informative and knowledgeable course. It help determine which direction I should take my further GIS and web programming skills." -- Chris Pollard (Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission)
Joseph Monti
Joseph Monti
Definitely got me "over the hump" of being able to grasp Python.