Introduction to GIS using ArcGIS Course

Introduction to GIS using ArcGIS Course

# Course Date Duration Location Course fee: Registration
10 14/02/2022 To 25/02/2022 10 Days Nairobi Kenya USD 2,000
11 09/05/2022 To 20/05/2022 10 Days Nairobi Kenya USD 2,000
12 01/08/2022 To 12/08/2022 10 Days Nairobi Kenya USD 2,000
13 24/10/2022 To 04/11/2022 10 Days Nairobi Kenya USD 2,000


GIS is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of geographically referenced data. In the simplest terms, GIS is the merging of cartography, statistical analysis, and database technology. This course introduces GIS concepts and ArcGIS tools used to visualize real-world features, discover patterns, and communicate information. Using ArcMap and ArcGIS Online, the participants will work with GIS maps, explore data, and analyze maps and data as you learn fundamental concepts that underlie GIS technology.



  • Share GIS maps and analysis results.
  • Find and organize geographic data and other content for a mapping project.
  • Display features on a GIS map and access information about them.
  • Perform spatial analysis to answer questions.


  1. New Users
  2. Data Editors
  3. GIS Database Designers
  4. GIS Managers
  5. Data Editors
  6. GIS Analysts
  7. Map Designers
  8. GIS Technical leads
  9. GIS Desktop Application Developers

Course duration

Two Weeks


Course Content

The ArcGIS platform

·         Lesson introduction

·         The ArcGIS platform

·         Getting to know the ArcGIS platform

·         Components used in this course

·         Lesson review


The basics of GIS

·         Lesson introduction

·         Applications of GIS

·         ArcGIS online

·         Sign in to ArcGIS Online

·         Choose a base map

·         Add a data fie to your map

·         Save and share your map

·         Lesson review


Understanding GIS data

·         Lesson introduction

·         Turning geographic information into GIS data

·         GIS data models

·         Explore GIS data models in ArcMap

·         Which data model is better?

·         Working with tables

·         Documenting your data

·         Open ArcMap and create a folder connection

·         View data in a GIS

·         Identify various fie types

·         View an item description

·         Correct an error in an item's metadata

·         Preview a dataset's geography and table

·         Add data to the map

·         Lesson review


ArcGIS online

·         ArcGIS Online content

·         GIS services and web maps

·         Web mapping applications and mobile apps

·         Tools and data from ArcGIS Online

·         Explore GIS content using ArcGIS Online

·         Browse ArcGIS Online for web content

·         Browse ArcGIS Online for desktop content

·         View an item's details

·         Examine options for opening ArcGIS Online items

·         Lesson review


The Importance of Coordinate Systems

·         Lesson introduction

·         What is location?

·         How spatial data stores location

·         Geographic coordinate systems

·         Working with data in different geographic coordinate systems

·         Projected coordinate systems

·         Spatial properties and distortion

·         Understanding distortion

·         Work with coordinate systems

·         Identify the coordinate system for a dataset

·         Identify the coordinate system for another dataset

·         Identify a dataset with a different coordinate system

·         Identify a dataset with an unknown coordinate system

·         Assign a coordinate system to a dataset without a spatial reference

·         Change the coordinate system for a dataset

·         Lesson review


Acquiring and Selecting GIS Data

·         Lesson introduction

·         Methods for obtaining GIS data

·         Accessing GIS data

·         Considerations for creating GIS data

·         Creating data

·         Considerations for choosing GIS data

·         Evaluating GIS data


GIS Data

·         Gather and evaluate GIS data

·         Consider the data you need

·         Examine the data you have

·         Add data from another organization

·         Add data from ArcGIS Online

·         Transfer files from one geodatabase to another

·         Import shapefiles into the geodatabase

·         Lesson review


Interacting With a Map

·         Lesson introduction

·         Symbology and visualization

·         Finding, identifying, and selecting features

·         Asking questions and getting answers

·         Getting information from a GIS map

·         Explore a map using ArcMap

·         Navigate the map

·         Modify symbology

·         Identify features

·         Find features

·         Export selected features from a fie to a geodatabase

·         Select features

·         Examine an attribute table

·         View data change over time

·         Explore a map using ArcGIS Online

·         Navigate the map

·         Modify symbology

·         Identify features

·         Locate addresses and features

·         Select features and view an attribute table

·         Lesson review


Performing Spatial Analysis

·         Lesson introduction

·         The geographic approach revisited

·         Questions you can answer with GIS

·         What is spatial analysis?

·         Geoprocessing in analyses

·         Common analysis tasks

·         Perform spatial analysis with common analysis tools

·         Open ArcMap and examine the map document

·         Extract features in your area of interest

·         Identify vulnerable facilities in Lee County

·         Overlay the Cat3 layer with Lee County

·         Identify hospitals close to the storm surge inundation polygon

·         Lesson review


Sharing results

·         Lesson introduction

·         The importance of sharing results

·         Sharing content through ArcMap

·         Sharing content through ArcGIS Online

·         Export the map as a PDF

·         Create a map package and upload it to ArcGIS Online

·         Create a web map

·         Customize map symbology and save the map

·         Create a web mapping application


General Notes

·         All our courses can be Tailor-made to participants needs

·         The participant must be conversant with English

·         Presentations are well guided, practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are expert with more than 10years of experience.

·         Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with Foscore development center certificate (FDC-K)

·         Training will be done at Foscore development center (FDC-K) center in Nairobi Kenya. We also offer more than five participants training at requested location within Kenya, more than ten participant within east Africa and more than twenty participant all over the world.

·         Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.

·         The course fee includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, buffet lunch and a Certificate of successful completion of Training. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application dinners, health/accident insurance and other personal expenses.

·         Accommodation, pickup, freight booking and Visa processing arrangement, are done on request, at discounted prices.

·         One year free Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.

·         Register as a group of more than two and enjoy discount of (10% to 50%) plus free five hour adventure drive to the National game park.

·         Payment should be done two week before commence of the training, to FOSCORE DEVELOPMENT CENTER account, so as to enable us prepare better for you.

·         For any enquiry to: or +254712260031