Geographic Information Systems training course set for March 30-31 in San Antonio

COLLEGE STATION–The Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources will conduct an Introduction to ArcGIS 10 training course March 30-31 in San Antonio.

This course on geographic information systems will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. both days at the institute’s office at 1919 Oakwell Farms Parkway, Suite 100.

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A geographic information systems training will be held March 30-31 at the Texas A&M Institute for Renewable and Natural Resources in San Antonio. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)

The Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University

The course teaches the range of functionality of the software and the essential tools for visualizing, creating, managing and analyzing geographic data, said Amy Snelgrove, a program manager for the institute based in College Station and course instructor. Training will cover creating and managing geographic data, displaying data on maps in different ways, and combining and analyzing data to discover patterns and relationships.

Snelgrove has both Certified GIS Professional and Comptia Certified Technical Training certifications.  

“The exercises of this hands-on course emphasize practice with ArcMap and ArcCatalog to perform common geographical information systems tasks and workflows,” Snelgrove said.“By the end of the course, attendees will be prepared to work with the software on their own.”

Course fee is $500 and includes refreshments, course materials and a certificate of completion.

“The fee, minus a nonrefundable processing fee, will be refunded if the institute receives notice of cancellation at least six business days prior to the class start date,” Snelgrove said.

The registration form is available on the course’s webpage at http://irnr.tamu.edu/arcgis/. Classes are limited to 12 participants.

On-site training can be scheduled by contacting Snelgrove at amy-snelgrove@tamu.edu. For more information, visit the website or email Snelgrove.

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