GIS Training

Upcoming GIS Courses

Title Date Start Time End Time Location Instructors
Intro GIS in PH 09/17/2014 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. ITSD Training Room Patridge
Applied GIS 10/08/2014 9:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. ITSD Training Room Schloss
Intro GIS in PH 12/03/2014 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. ITSD Training Room Patridge
Intro GIS in PH 03/11/2015 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. ITSD Training Room Patridge
Applied GIS 05/13/2015 9:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. ITSD Training Room Patridge

How to Enroll:

To enroll in a DHSS GIS course, you can use the online Instructor Led Training Enrollment system. If you have any questions on using the system, see the Online Class Enrollment Instructions.

You can also submit an application to:

Missouri Office Of Geospatial Information
Truman Building, Room 840
301 West High Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
FAX: (573) 751-6702 Attention: Jeff Patridge, OGI

Telephone: 573-522-8330

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Course Descriptions

GIS Training courses available at DHSS:

GIS for Managers
Introduction to GIS in Public Health
Applied GIS in Public Health

GIS for Managers (2 hour course)

Overview
The class provides an overview of the functionality of GIS, providing some examples of how GIS is currently being used, and information about the various types of GIS software available at DHSS. This short course was designed for anyone who are interested in finding out more about GIS, without committing to the full day Introduction to GIS in Public Health course. Class size is limited to 20.

Audience
This class is for management who are new to GIS and wish to know more about it.

Topics CoveredGIS instructor helping DA.

Prerequisites and Recommendations:
A basic understanding of the current types of data used for analysis is helpful.

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Introduction to GIS in Public Health (all day course)

Overview
This course covers some of the GIS projects that have been completed at DHSS. Fundamental GIS concepts are discussed, and the participant is introduced to ArcGIS. Basic skills using this program are covered. Courses are offered monthly. This course is taught using the GIS software, ArcView. Maximum class size is 10, pre-registration is required, course is free to DHSS employees and their contracting entities.

Audience
This class is for users who are ready to learn the specifics of how the GIS software works. This class is most effective when the user has purchased or is in the process of purchasing the GIS software, ArcGIS.

Topics CoveredGIS Instructor teaching student.

Prerequisites and Recommendations
Participants should know how to use windowing software. No previous mapping experience is required. Knowledge of the kinds of data used for reporting and analysis at DHSS desirable. Basic knowledge of Excel, Access and relational data are a plus.

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Applied GIS in Public Health (all day course)

Overview
This course provides hands-on examples of GIS applications in the Public Health field. Users will use skills learned in Introduction to GIS in Public Health, as well as new techniques, to complete exercises from a variety of settings.

Audience
This class is for users who understand the specifics of how the GIS software works. This class is most effective when the user has been using GIS software.

Topics Covered

Prerequisites and Recommendations
This course may be taken directly following Introduction to GIS in Public Health.

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