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Juniper GIS courses are eligible for educational achievement points awarded by the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI).

Class Descriptions

JUNIPER GIS CLASSES

Working with ArcGIS for Planning & Service Industries

Working with ArcGIS for Natural Resources

Using ArcGIS Spatial Analyst

Working with Geodatabases & Linear Referencing

Working with Geodatabases & Geometric Networks


Advanced ArcGIS:  Productivity, Geoprocessing and Analysis

Working with ModelBuilder

JUNIPER GIS CLASSES FOR ArcGIS

Working with ArcGIS for Planning & Service Industries, 3 days. Designed for GIS users who work with city & county planning and parcel information; including, schools, realtors, utility companies, emergency operations, parks, developers and other service industries. This ArcGIS class includes scenarios related to zoning, land values, park locations, parcel mapping, and student addressing. Exercises use data from Portland Metro’s Data Resource Center, Census data, and Oregon school data. This class is appropriate for new GIS users and experienced GIS users new to the ArcGIS platform. It teaches the core functionality of ArcGIS and introduces advanced topics. It includes the following GIS concepts, tools & functions.

  • Using ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcToolbox
  • Working with layers, data frames & maps
  • Editing data & managing edit sessions
  • Creating layouts in ArcMap
  • Creating graphs and reports
  • Creating & using layer symbology in ArcMap
  • Labeling features, working with annotation
  • Projecting data between coordinate systems
  • Working with Routes and XY events
  • Managing and editing tables
  • Selecting and querying features
  • Using Excel in ArcGIS
  • Spatial analysis tools
  • Using personal geodatabases
  • Georeferencing images
  • Working with metadata

 

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Working with ArcGIS for Natural Resources, 3 days. Designed for GIS users with natural resource interests, this class includes timber management and wildlife scenarios. Exercises use data about timber sales, fuels, vegetation, streams and owl habitat from the Siuslaw National Forest, the Wenatchee National Forest and the Florida Panther Wildlife Refuge. This class is appropriate for new GIS users and experienced GIS users new to the ArcGIS platform. It teaches the core functionality of ArcGIS and introduces advanced topics. It includes the following GIS concepts, tools & functions:

  • Using ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcToolbox
  • Working with layers, data frames, & maps
  • Editing data & managing edit sessions
  • Creating layouts in ArcMap
  • Creating graphs and reports
  • Creating & using layer symbology in ArcMap
  • Labeling features, working with annotation
  • Projecting data between coordinate systems
  • Working with Routes and XY events
  • Managing and editing tables
  • Selecting and querying features
  • Using Excel in ArcGIS
  • Spatial analysis tools
  • Georeferencing images
  • Working with metadata
  • Working with the Geoprocessing environment

 

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Using ArcGIS Spatial Analyst, 1 or 2 days. This course introduces participants to the Spatial Analyst extension by working through several projects.  The first project illustrates basic raster functionality by locating the best site for a solar installation.  The second project demonstrates more advanced analysis and validation by determining fire hazard zones.  A third project explores the process of analyzing water tables and the impact of irrigation, providing an opportunity to look at the Hydrology sample provided for ArcGIS.  The final projects combine the skills learned in earlier projects to locate sites for elephant conservation zones in Kenya and to do a cost path analysis to find the shortest path between an elephant herd and a reserve area.  Students will also learn the basics of ModelBuilder and will use this for some of the projects.

  • Understanding raster GIS
  • Interpolating surfaces from different types of data
  • Using DEM elevation files
  • Using Map Algebra for spatial analysis
  • Using the Raster Calculator
  • Cost distance analysis 
  • Analysis properties & commands
  • Distance, Viewshed & Proximity Grids
  • Using GRID commands
  • Hydrology in ArcGIS
  • Using the ModelBuilder
  • Site suitability analysis 

This class is also offered as an E-Learning class.  This class is also offered as an E-Learning class. To find out more go to Using ArcGIS Spatial Analyst: E-Learning.

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Working with Geodatabases & Linear Referencing, 2 days. This course is most appropriate for audiences that work with natural resource data, particularly streams. This course introduces users to the Geodatabase, a new data format that provides enhanced tools for data creation, data modeling, and data validation. Participants will learn how to design, create and manage geodatabases. The class concentrates on the Geodatabase structure and tools, including topology, linear referencing (routes), subtypes and domains, for creating and editing data while maintaining data integrity, and providing a solid foundation for future development into the Spatial Database Engine (SDE). The projects in this class also demonstrate many of the new advanced editing tools available in ArcGIS. The final project will work with stream data from the Wenatchee National Forest, converting a stream coverage into routed streams. After the routes have been created, we’ll find fish observation locations along the stream based on river kilometers and find where roads segments might impact fish habitat.

  • Geodatabase concepts and basics
  • Converting data to the Geodatabase format
  • Understanding Spatial References in the Geodatabase
  • Validating attributes with Domains/Subtypes
  • Validating features with Topology
  • Editing with the Geodatabase
  • Working with routes
  • Linking to external databases

This class is also offered as an E-Learning class.  This class is also offered as an E-Learning class. To find out more go to Working with Geodatabases & Linear Referencing: E-Learning.

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Working with Geodatabases & Geometric Networks, 2 days. This course is most appropriate for audiences that primarily work with county and utility data because it uses data applicable to water or street utility networks. This course introduces users to the Geodatabase, a data format that provides enhanced tools for data creation, data modeling, and data validation. Participants will learn how to design, create and manage geodatabases. The class concentrates on the Geodatabase structure and tools, including topology, geometric networks, subtypes and domains, for creating and editing data while maintaining data integrity. It provides a solid foundation for future development into the Spatial Database Engine (SDE). The projects in this class also demonstrate many of the new advanced editing tools available in ArcGIS. The final project converts AutoCAD water line data to a geometric network in a geodatabase, where rules are set for automating data entry. The last exercise shows how to use the geometric network for analysis; such as, tracing water flow along the network.

  • Geodatabase concepts and basics
  • Converting data to the Geodatabase format
  • Understanding Spatial References in the Geodatabase
  • Validating attributes with Domains/Subtypes
  • Validating features with Topology
  • Editing with the Geodatabase
  • Spatial Adjustment & Attribute Transfer
  • Geometric Networks
  • Editing Networks
  • Network Analysis

This class is also offered as an E-Learning class.  This class is also offered as an E-Learning class. To find out more go to Working with Geodatabases & Geometric Networks: E-Learning.

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Advanced ArcGIS:  Productivity, Geoprocessing and Analysis, 2 days. This course is for experienced GIS users looking to increase their productivity, better understand how to use Geoprocessing tools and improve their analysis skills.  Participants will be introduced to features not covered in earlier courses.  Through an in-depth analysis project you will be introduced to geoprocessing tools, better work routines, advanced editing tools and improved analysis workflow using ModelBuilder and Python.  You will also learn to customize ArcGIS using free programs.

  • Event themes/”tabular-spatial” data
  • Working with projections
  • Using layer files and templates
  • Working with labels
  • Geodatabase annotation
  • Geoprocessing & analysis
  • Introduction to Modelbuilder
  • Introduction to Python scripts
  • Working with edit tools
  • Basic cusomization

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Working with ModelBuilder, 1day. This course will show how to use ModelBuilder to create tools to perform basic and advanced geoprocessing and analysis tasks. The course will first cover the ArcGIS Geoprocessing environment, which provides the foundation for ModelBuilder operations. Students will then learn how to create models and tools (dialog boxes with user input) in ModelBuilder. Students will see how to use ModelBuilder to both automate basic workflows and to also perform complex analysis. The models will cover a variety of functions, including iteration, batch operations, process models, and branching. Students will also learn how to add Python Scripts to ModelBuilder. This is a practical, hands-on course designed to increase your productivity, making both analysis and basic tasks more efficient.

  • Understanding the ArcGIS Geoprocessing Environment
  • Defining ModelBuilder
  • ModelBuilder Properties and Environments
  • The ModelBuilder Interface
  • Creating Models
  • Special Tools for ModelBuilder
  • Creating Tools from Models
  • Adding Python Scripts to Models
  • Iteration in Models
  • In-line variable substitution
  • Using ModelBuilder for Analysis
  • Exporting & Sharing Models
  • Creating Documentation for Models

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