Introduction to GIS using ArcGIS Course

Introduction to GIS using ArcGIS Course

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Course Date Duration Location Registration
03/04/2023 To 14/04/2023 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
01/05/2023 To 12/05/2023 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
29/05/2023 To 09/06/2023 10 Days Kigali,Rwanda
26/06/2023 To 07/07/2023 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
10/07/2023 To 21/07/2023 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
07/08/2023 To 18/08/2023 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
04/09/2023 To 15/09/2023 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
02/10/2023 To 13/10/2023 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
30/10/2023 To 10/11/2023 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
27/11/2023 To 08/12/2023 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
11/12/2023 To 22/12/2023 10 Days Nairobi Kenya


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 in English

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

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

·         Training will be done at the Foscore development center (FDC-K) centers. We also offer inhouse and online training on the client schedule

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

·         The course fee for onsite training includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, a 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.

·         Tablet and Laptops are provided to participants on request as an add-on cost to the training fee.

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

·         Register as a group of more than two and enjoy a discount of (10% to 50%)

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

·         For any inquiries reach us at or +254712260031





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