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King County GIS Academy™ - April 19-21, 2017

King County GIS Center

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 8:30 AM - Friday, April 21, 2017 at 5:00 PM (PDT)

King County GIS Academy™ - April 19-21, 2017

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Public - Entire 3-day Academy
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Apr 17, 2017 $1,795.00 $0.00

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You have the tools, it's time to refine your techniques

You've worked with ArcGIS and you have access to good data, but now you need to really deliver. Spend three intensive days with skilled King County GIS Center practitioners and learn how to get the most out of your GIS software and data. Our instructors will share their knowledge and help build your skills in a small-class-size, hands-on environment.

GIS Academy is not just a collection of classes, but an integrated work-problem-based curriculum designed to help you develop your ability while you apply your skills to a class project. After three days you will have gone well beyond the basics. You'll have new confidence to tackle more challenging assignments with enhanced productivity.

GIS Academy Classes

GIS Academy makes it easy to take advantage of KCGIS custom training by delivering four GIS Training Express classes back to back over three days.

  • Topics in Advanced GIS Editing, full day
  • Efficient Geoprocessing Using ModelBuilder, full day
  • Effective Analysis: A Tour of GIS Tools, half day
  • Document Your Data: Mastering Metadata, half day

We encourage students who want to go even further to add the optional two-day class, "Data Management in the Geodatabase" to their GIS Academy experience. This class occurs Monday and Tuesday of GIS Academy week, and it complements the Academy by teaching advanced ArcGIS skills. It also covers much of the material that was included previously in our former five-day GIS Academy.







Topics in Advanced GIS Editing (Part 1)

Efficient Geo-processing Using ModelBuilder (Part 1)

Effective Analysis: A Tour of GIS Tools


Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Lunch Break


Topics in Advanced GIS Editing (Part 2)

Efficient Geo-processing Using ModelBuilder (Part 2)

Document Your Data: Mastering Metadata


Individual GIS Academy classes cost $350 for half-day classes and $695 for full-day classes ($295 and $595 for King County employees). Enroll for the entire GIS Academy and save—your discounted total will be only $1,795 ($1,495 for King County employees) for a savings of $295 (or $285).

Save even more by choosing the GIS Academy and Data Management in the Geodatabase bundle. You get five days of training for only $2,395—a nearly 25% discount over the total of the individual costs of all five classes.

More Information

GIS Training Express classes are eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Educational Achievement Points awarded by the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI). Point values are indicated on the catalog page for each class.

KCGIS Custom Training has been designed to complement the academic education and basic GIS software training of most GIS professionals and users. The KCGIS experience has been that custom-designed, modular training is an effective means to enhance the productivity of GIS users, analysts, and data maintainers. The GIS Training Express program provides for ongoing and relevant GIS education to empower current and potential GIS community members as proactive spatial thinkers who can visualize their data, support better decision-making, and deliver superior public service using GIS tools. Instructors are seasoned King County GIS professionals who are expert at applying these techniques and tools.

GIS Academy will benefit you and the agency that you work for by expanding your GIS-related skills and strengthening your abilities to put GIS to work more productively so that you can report mission accomplished!

To find out more, contact Cheryl Wilder, King County GIS Center Training Coordinator, via e-mail or by phone at (206) 477-4421.

Prerequisites and Recommendations

Students should be familiar with basic GIS theory and the general functionality of ArcCatalog and ArcMap. The GIS Academy also requires a basic knowledge of GIS editing concepts. Completion of Fundamentals of ArcGIS and Intermediate GIS Concepts or equivalent knowledge is required.

What You Will Receive (for the full three-day GIS Academy)

  • 22.5 hours of instruction from subject-matter experts and Academy class authors.
  • Use of a student PC while in class, with appropriate GIS software and access to training data.
  • A copy of the King County GIS Academy course workbook.
  • Upon completion, a signed completion Certificate which will indicate the CEUs (2.25) and GISCI points (0.5625) earned. (See the catalog pages for individual classes and workshops for their CEU and GISCI information.)
  • •KCGIS Center’s 30 for 30 Support— Enrollees for the full Academy earn 60 minutes of phone support that can be used for 30 days after the Academy ends. This is our commitment to you to help ensure that you can apply your new GIS skills successfully.

Our Students Speak

“The Academy was amazing! Never been to a more informative and useful class.”!”

 KCGIS Training Terms and Conditions

By registering for one of our classes, you agree to our Terms and Conditions; you may review them here:  

 King County Employees: King Co. Employees are eligible for a discounted rate. Please visit  "How to Register for KCGIS Training". 

State of Washington Employees: Visit your Human Resources Training and Development "How to Register" web page.

 Veterans with GI Bill Benefits:

Selected programs of study at the King County GIS Center are approved by the Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board’s State Approving Agency (WTECB/SAA) for enrollment of veterans and eligible beneficiaries under Title 38 and Title 10, USC. For more information on GI Bill benefits see (external link).

 If you intend to use your GI Bill Veterans education benefits, indicate so on the registration payment page and send your USVA Enrollment Certificate to


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King County GIS Center
201 S. Jackson St.
Suite 706
Seattle, WA 98104

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 8:30 AM - Friday, April 21, 2017 at 5:00 PM (PDT)

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