Performing GIS Analysis with ArcGIS


This 2 day course builds on the skills learned in the Introduction to ArcGIS II or ArcGIS 2: Essential Workflows courses. It will introduce students to the powerful analytical capability of GIS using Esri’s ArcGIS Desktop. Students will learn how and when to use various types of analysis tools including symbology, queries (spatial & attribute), and geoprocessing tools in ArcToolbox. It will also introduce students to some of the capabilities of the Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst and Network Analyst extensions.
Through a combination of lectures, instructor demonstrations and hands-on exercises, students will learn how to perform a wide range of analysis including overlay, proximity, density and geography distribution.

Target Audience

This course is for those that wish to learn more about the analysis tools available in ArcGIS Desktop and some of its extensions.

Prerequisites and recommendations

Students taking this course should have completed Introduction to ArcGIS II or ArcGIS 2: Essential Workflows or have equivalent real world knowledge.

Course Goals

After successfully completing this course, you will have acquired an understanding of many of the analysis tools with in ArcGIS as well as some of the extensions. These new skills include:

  • Performing spatial and attribute queries
  • How to use symbology to assist with analysis
  • Locating analysis tools
  • Using various proximity, overlay, density and geographic distribution analysis tools
  • Basic uses of the Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst and Network Analyst Extensions

Course Modules

  • Using Categorical symbology to identify patterns
  • Identify most and least
  • Densities
  • Performing overlay analysis
  • Performing proximity analysis
  • Mapping Change
  • Geographic Distributions

Software Used

The following software licenses or applications are used in this course:

  • ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 (Basic, Standard & Advanced)
  • Spatial Analyst
  • 3D Analsyt
  • Network Analyst


Each student will recieve a copy of GIS Tutorial 2: Spatial Analysis as well as electronic copies of Instructor Lectures with notes.
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Class will be held each day from 8:30 – 4:00 at the location provided above.


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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.

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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.

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"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 ...

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