GIS Training / ESRI Online Courses of Interest

With the upcoming winter break, I noticed UT offers some self-paced virtual training and has a course list online at <>

Looking over the courses offered, I noticed a few I’m interested in that could be useful for my career goals as a data manager for a natural resources organization.

I’m not sure how long each module would take, but I would like to work on a few over the break if it’s possible to work on several in one month.

I saw that course codes are needed and the instructions are to contact the Geospatial Data Librarian.

ESRI Training Courses of Interest:

Basics of the Geodatabase Data Model

Getting Started with the Geodatabase

Archiving Data in a Multiuser Geodatabase

Creating and Editing Geodatabase Features with ArcGIS Desktop (for ArcEditor and ArcInfo)

Creating and Integrating Data for Natural Resource Applications

Basics of Python (for ArcGIS 10)

Python Scripting for Geoprocessing Workflows (for ArcGIS 10)

I’m also not sure how many of these are identical to modules in other ESRI resources, like the GIS workbooks or ArcGIS 10.1 tutorial CDs. However, my home computer does not have an optical drive, so it would be useful to download data directly even if the data is identical to what is found on the CDs.


About Tanner Jessel

I am a recent M.S. in Information Science graduate from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. I was formerly a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth). Prior, I worked for four years as a content lead and biodiversity scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Biodiversity Informatics Program. Building on my work experience in biodiversity and environmental informatics, my work with DataONE focused on exploring the nature of scientific collaborations necessary for scientific inquiry. I also conducted research concerning user experience and usability, and assisted in development of member nodes with an emphasis on spatial data and infrastructure. I assisted with research designed to understand sociocultural issues within collaborative research communities. Through August 1, 2014, I was based at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Posted on November 27, 2013, in Professional Life, Scholarly Life and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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