This course will help you understand what a geographic information system is and why organizations around the world rely on GIS technology. You will learn how GIS maps are different from other types of paper and digital maps, what makes the data used in a GIS unique, and how to use GIS software to obtain information and create meaningful maps. In course exercises and activities, you will work with ArcGIS software and see how a GIS supports problem solving in many different contexts.
ArcGIS 10 brings many enhancements to ArcMap that help you produce and share better maps faster. In this course, you will learn about key new features that are designed to reduce the time spent on common mapping tasks and improve the quality of your map products. In the presentation you learn how you can take advantage of these new features to enhance your day-to-day workflows. In the hands-on exercise, you get practice using the new features.