Thursday, May 12, 2011

ArcGIS 10 for Emergency Managers

ArcGIS 10 for Emergency Managers
Location: Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana
Dates: Tuesday, June 21 to Thursday, June 23, 2011
Times: 8:30 to 4:30 pm each day

Cost: FREE
This hands-on introductory course is designed to empower emergency managers, planners, engineers, public safety professionals, and others with the skills needed to visualize and analyze information related to disaster mitigation, response, recovery, and risk management using ArcGIS 10 Desktop.  While examples reference in this course pertain primarily to emergency management, the skills learned apply to anyone that is using ArcGIS to support their projects.
The course develops a solid foundation of important skills for new ArcGIS Desktop users. Topics covered include tools and concepts related to creating effective maps, creating and manipulating tabular and geographic data; investigating data by constructing effective questions, and understanding and managing coordinate systems and projections. The course also equips participants with a working knowledge of many ArcGIS Desktop tools that support the analysis of data.  The class concludes with a group exercise in which students apply the skills that they have learned to work with data that represents a community of their choice.

Participants in this course will receive a certificate from the Federal Emergency Management Agency that meets the requirements for the Hazus Trained Professional certificate.  Information about this program is available at
This course is funded by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.   Therefore, there is no cost for participation in the course.  However,  participants are responsible for any travel expenses incurred as a result of attending.

Questions about course content can be directed to the course instructor, Kevin Mickey, at 317.371.4479 or  You can register for the course at
Prerequisites: None

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