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ArcKnow at NCAD:  Intro to Professional GIS

Manage our World!  ArcGIS 9 is revolutionary, complete software facilitating scalable GIS development and use. Learning ArcGIS ArcView is also learning ArcEditor and ArcInfo, as these latter products represent cumulative extensions of the robust base of capability provided in ArcView 9.  All ArcGIS products comprise the same primary application suite: ArcCatalog, ArcMap, and ArcToolBox.  ArcGIS provides the GeoDataBase for advanced GIS data storage and analysis.  The ArcView "personal" geodatabase is based on Microsoft Access, while the enterprise geodatabase, editable in ArcEditor and ArcInfo, is based on Microsoft SQL Server and/or other relational database management systems.  With ver 9.2, the more capable "file" geodatabase is included in ArcView along with the "personal" gdb.  ArcGIS methods include:

ArcKnow I P GIS - Schedule

This 3-day class presumes no prior experience with GIS software.  The concepts of GIS, database management, spatial data, and data query are carefully covered while exercising the variety of data formats available to and authored in ArcGIS.  Students will learn to manage GIS building blocks and concepts including map documents, geodatabase, topology, layers, projection, symbolization, annotation, geocoding, spatial analysis, rendering and map layout.  The emphasis is professional project management with local sample data, enabling you to construct your enduring GIS base on which all customer projects are constructed.

Your Instructor, john schmidt, M.S., has been teaching ESRI technology since 1991, building on expertise with AutoCAD since 1987. Base knowledge:  Religion, Medicine, Construction, Computer Engineering, and Knowledge Engineering.  John authored: http://www.esri.com/news/arcnews/fall01articles/visualizingearth.html, based on the 1997 document http://ncad.net/GI/dim3d.htm.   In 1999, he presented the increasingly pertinent  Surveyor's GIS at the Conference of Ohio Professional Land Surveyors, applicable to everyone's GIS!

The price for ArcKnow I P GIS is $800.  Graduates receive the NCAD Certificate of Learning.

We are honored by your interest and look forward to the joy of learning with you!  Thank you for your enquiry.  We will respond with a no-obligation Registration Form for your consideration.

859 727-9999

877 421-6223



3126 Hulbert Av

Erlanger, KY 41018




Comments from prior classes


Deputy Director, County Government --- 5/12/2004 6:59:12 AM

John took the time to research any questions that went beyond the prepared materials.  He has a true grasp of what it takes to be a teacher.  Examples done on the fly to address side questions were done efficiently and correctly, showing a great amount of skill with the software.  I will strongly recommend others to utilize John as an instructor.


Course Coordinator, State Government --- 4/28/2004 6:07:46 AM

The instructor was very knowledgeable and very helpful and pleasant.  The course was very enjoyable.


Director of Automation, Water Utility --- 12/5/2003 3:00:20 PM

Very impressive instructor...Superior presentation skills.  I felt very comfortable learning in the environment that John Schmidt created.


Engineering Operator - - - 5/22/2002 3:41:59 PM

The instructor had a very open mind about thoughts of the students and their questions. He made the students understand the topics by many alternatives. Excellent instructor.

Federal Geodetic Advisor - - - 5/23/2002 7:30:01 AM

The value of the instructors breadth and depth of knowledge about GIS and ESRI products was impressive. His ability and commitment to communicate this knowledge is unsurpassed by any other instructor I have ever studied with. I look forward to future opportunities to learn from this man.