It's time to learn ArcGIS Pro. But don't learn the software with contrived exercises. Learn it in the real context of natural resources management The largest landowner in the US is the Bureau of Land Management, which manages almost 250 million acres. With this responsibility, the majority of job descriptions employed in the agency require GIS. This course allows you to learn ArcGIS Pro in the context of BLM workflows by teaching you what goes on in the day to day production and analysis of a BLM GIS Analyst. Each exercise is focused on a real GIS product or decision that is made within the agency. It includes data management, data editing, cartography, analysis, statistics, and web GIS. Students will use ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online as the toolsets while learning about the structure of the agency and its decisions.
24 hours of online instructional time (including videos and exercises). All software included in our development sandbox.
Lesson 1: Learn how the BLM is structured in its decision management
Lesson 2: Learn about some of the key programs requiring GIS analysis
Lesson 3: Create a data management strategy for a field office
Lesson 4: Define the GIS user roles for an office
Lesson 5: Design a data workflow from field to web
Lesson 6: Produce a map and statistics for a Resource Management Plan
Lesson 7: Produce a map and statistics for a BAER Team
Lesson 8: Perform data editing for allotments
Lesson 9: Produce analysis for an Environmental Impact Statement
Lesson 10: Produce a map and statistics for an Oil and Gas Report
Lesson 11: Post a BLM map to the public
Andres has 22 years experience as a GIS consultant to the BLM. He has taught analysts at every State Office and over 50 Field Offices on how to use GIS within their program missiions. He has run major BLM projects in Montana, New Mexico, Wyoming, Arizona, and Washington DC.