Habanero Data Solutions

Introduction to ArcGIS

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3 Day/s
$ 650
₦ 300,000

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About the course: This course will introduce participants to main principles and methods of Geographical Information Systems (GIS). It will inspect the processes in the capture, storage, manipulation, analysis, presentation and output of geographical data using ArcGIS. The course is intended for those who have little or no GIS knowledge.
What is ArcGIS?
ArcGIS is a geographical information system (GIS) used by organisations to create, manage, share and analyse spatial data. The system provides an infrastructure for making maps and geographic information available throughout an organisation.
Come enjoy the motivating atmosphere, learning with your peers while you discover the possibilities of ArcGIS
Audience: Data Analysts, Geologists, Researchers, Project Coordinators, Biologists, GIS Database Designers, GIS Managers, Data Editors
Recommended Prerequisites: Participants must be confident in the use of the Windows operating system functions such as copying, deleting & moving files, navigating to a file or folder, use of Mouse and Keyboard.
Course Schedule: 3 Days, 24 Academic Hours
Course Syllabus:
Day 1
Introduction to GIS

  • What is GIS?
  • Applications and uses of Geographic Information Systems
  • Database and GIS Theory
  • Basic GIS Concepts
  • Coordinate Systems
  • Data Types and Potential sources
  • What is Spatial GIS

Introduction to ArcGIS

  • ArcGIS History
  • What is Spatial GIS
  • Understanding ArcGIS versions
  • The ArcGIS Platform
  • Getting to know the ArcGIS Platform
  • Intro to ArcCatalog
  • Intro to ArcMap
  • Intro ArcToolBox
  • Intro to ArcScene
  • Intro to ArcGlobe
  • ArcGIS online
  • Signing into ArcGIS Online

Getting started with ArcMap

  • Expressions, Function and Variables
  • Working with Expression Editor
  • Using Functions in Charts
  • Using Variables in Expressions
  • Set Analysis and Set Expressions
  • Working with Master Items

Getting started with ArcMap

  • The ArcMap Interface
  • Spatial Bookmarks
  • Data Frame Properties
  • Data views and Layout views
  • Menus and Toolbars
  • Layer Files and map documents
  • Layer Tables
  • Layer Properties

Getting started with ArcCatalog

  • Overview of ArcCatalog
  • Connecting to data sources
  • Viewing and Modifying metadata

Understanding GIS Data

  • Turning geographic information into GIS data
  • GIS Data Models
  • Working with Tables
  • Table Types
  • Adding fields and records
  • Editing Values in a table
  • Selecting and sorting Table records
  • Joining and relating tables
  • Documenting your data
  • View Data in GIS
  • Add data to the map

Day 2
Selecting GIS data

  • Methods for obtaining GIS data
  • Making Selections
  • Selecting with SQL
  • Selections based on Location

Interacting with the Map

  • Symbology and visualisation
  • Getting information from a GIS Map
  • Exploring the map using ArcGIS
  • Navigate the map
  • Changing symbology
  • Identify features
  • Exporting selected features from a file to a geodatabase
  • Explore a map using ArcGIS Online
  • Navigate the map
  • Locate addresses and features
  • Select features and view an attribute table


  • What is Georeferencing?
  • Georeferencing an image
  • Georeferencing of Images, Layers and CAD files


  • Extract Toolset
  • Overlay Toolset
  • Creating a Geoprocessing tool
  • Creating a Geoprocessing tool

Day 3
Spatial Analysis

  • Spatial Analysis Explained
  • Common Analysis tasks
  • Geoprocessing in analysis
  • How to perform spatial analysis with common analysis tools

Completing the Map

  • Introduction to the Map Layout view
  • Layout Toolbar
  • Changing layout style
  • Adding Layout components
  • How to add map annotation
  • How to add data timeframes
  • Using data frame properties
  • Previewing, printing & exporting
  • Layout templates

Sharing results

  • Importance of sharing results
  • Sharing content via ArcMap
  • Sharing your content via ArcGIS
  • Export the map as a PDF
  • Create a map package and upload it to ArcGIS Online


Our international certified trainers have highly experienced ArcGIS practitioners who have real-world expertise.

I – Laptops will be provided for all candidates with pre-installed ArcGIS.

II – Our training venue is based in Lekki, Lagos (Specific venue will be emailed on confirmation of a place on the course).

III – Lunches and refreshments are provided inclusive of the cost. Wi-fi and access to spaces to take private calls are also available.

For more information on our training, please enquire using the form above or call +2348103382376

Timeline and Delivery:
Our training courses are meticulously planned by Habanero Data Solutions and are designed in a manner geared towards maximum of efficiency. Your time is valuable and so is ours, so our goal is best to prepare you while taking up the least amount of your time possible.

ArcGIS training will be conducted by one of our trainers via zoom. Daily online Training lasts from 9am until 5pm.

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    Abuja, Accra, Addis Ababa, Freetown, Kigali, Lagos, Nairobi

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