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Introduction to Coastal GIS

Date: Tues, 1/8/13 to Thurs, 1/10/13

Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (coffee & sign-in beginning at 8:30 am each day)

Location: Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI

Audience: The intended audiences for this course are federal and state personnel, municipal staff and officials, and NGOs. This course is not open to private companies or students..

Description: This three-day NOAA Coastal Services Center instructor-led course provides students with knowledge and skills to successfully use ArcGIS version 10.1 desktop software. Framed in a coastal management context, the course begins with geographic information system (GIS) fundamentals and introduces tools and techniques useful for addressing coastal issues.

In addition to lectures, demonstrations, and exercises in ArcGIS, the course incorporates small group activities and class discussion to reinforce concepts learned in lecture and exercises.

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand basic GIS concepts and terminology
  • Explore spatial data in ArcGIS using basic navigation tools
  • Use ArcGIS tools and methods to create and edit spatial data
  • Analyze spatial data using basic selection and geoprocessing tools
  • Design a map that incorporates basic elements

Course Outline

Cost: $70.00. This cost includes class materials and a light breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks each day.

Registration is required. Space is limited so reserve your spot now by visiting: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9HWMJ8R

Please direct questions to Jennifer West, Narragansett Bay Research Reserve Coastal Training Program Coordinator, at jennifer@nbnerr.org or 401-222-4700, x 7413.


Course Instructor: Michael Rink

Geo On The Go, LLC provides GIS training and consulting services to customers throughout the US. The company is headed by Michael Rink - a GIS Analyst and Instructor who has over 25 years of experience in GIS technologies. Mike worked eight years at the NC state government GIS data clearinghouse. He then worked at NOAA’s Coastal Services Center for over 10 years as a GIS Analyst and Instructor. Mike formed Geo On The Go in 2006 as his own consulting company to provide quality GIS training and geoservices to professionals across the US. Mike received his BS degree in Geography at Appalachian State University and a Masters in GIS degree through Pennsylvania State University. Additionally, Mike is an Esri-authorized instructor in various ArcGIS courses and is a registered GIS Professional (GISP) as established by the GIS Certification Institute.


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