Conservation Matters December 2014

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

Geographic Information Systems training course set for Jan. 20-21 in College Station

The Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources (IRNR) will conduct an Introduction to ArcGIS 10 training course Jan. 20-21, 2015 in College Station.

The course will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. both days at the institute, 1500 Research Parkway, Room 200, 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, IRNR program manager and instructor for the course.

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.

“The fee minus a nonrefundable processing fee will be refunded if the institute receives notice of cancellation at least six business days prior to the class start date,” Snelgrove said. 

The registration form is available on the course’s web page. Classes are limited to 10 participants.

Snelgrove said five additional 2015 dates have been set for the course: March 11-13, May 12-13, July 8-9, Aug. 18-19 and Oct. 21-22. On-site training can also be scheduled by contacting Snelgrove at

For more information, visit the website or email Snelgrove.

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