Conservation Matters April 2014

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

IRNR hosting GIS course May 13–14

The Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources will conduct an Introduction to ArcGIS 10 training course May 13–14 in College Station.

The course will be 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. both days in Room 200 of the Centeq Building, 1500 Research Parkway in Texas A&M University’s Research Park.

The course teaches the range of functionality of the software and the essential tools for visualizing, creating, managing and analyzing geographic data, according to Amy Snelgrove, a program manager for the institute and course instructor. Snelgrove has both Certified GIS Professional and Comptia Certified Technical Training certifications.

“The exercises of this hands-on course emphasize practice with ArcMap and ArcCatalog to perform common GIS tasks and workflows,” Snelgrove said. “Students will learn the tools for creating and managing geographic data, displaying data on maps in different ways, and combining and analyzing data to discover patterns and relationships. By the end of the course, they will be prepared to work with the software on their own.”

The course fee is $500 and includes refreshments, course materials and a certificate of completion.

Registration is available at Classes are limited to 10 participants. Snelgrove said two additional 2014 dates have been set for the course: July 29–30 and Oct. 8–9. On-site training can also be scheduled by contacting her at

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