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ArcGIS for Desktop Level 2-Advanced course


A GIS (Geographic Information System) is a powerful tool used for computerized mapping and spatial analysis. A GIS provides functionality to capture, store, query, analyze, display and output geographic information.

ArcGIS tools used to visualize real-world features, discover patterns, and communicate information. Using ArcMap and ArcGIS Online, the participants will work with GIS maps, explore data, and analyze maps and data as you learn fundamental concepts that underlie GIS technology. Participant(s) will gain the required skills for in order, to solve spatial problems through spatial analysis and maps for informed decision making using ArcGIS.

Course objectives

The participant(s) is expected to gain skills and understanding on how to perform the following by the end of the course:

  • Create and manage geodatabase
  • Automate tasks and spatial analysis
  • Create and utilize advanced ATLAS/advanced pages
  • Carry out spatial, grid and surface analysis
  • Carry out classification and reclassification of Rasters.

Target group

Technicians, Social scientists, Technicians, Non GIS Users, GIS experts, Cartographers, Geographers, Geoscientist, surveyors, Planners, Database administrator, system administrator, IT expert, Resource managers.


Basics in computing science and/or training ArcGIS for Desktop Level 1


  • ESRI ArcGIS trial

Duration: 5days


Module I: Raster data management

  • Raster Georeferencing
  • Ground control points (GCP)
  • The new raster tool bar “image analysis” of ArcGIS for Desktop


Module II: Advanced Geodatabase

  • Review of the different types of geodatabase (file, personal, multi-users)
  • Notion of spatial reference
  • Structure your geodatabase
  • Create and manage a file or personal geodatabase
  • Domains and subtypes in a geodatabase (automation / combination)
  • Import / export structure of a geodatabase
  • Raster data storage within a geodatabase

Module III: Spatial queries and diagrams and advanced layout

  • Spatial queries
  • Diagrams
  • Insert diagrams and attribute tables in your layout

Advanced layout

  • Advanced ATLAS / dynamic pages

Module IV: The Model Builder, Spatial Analyst functions and Grid analysis

  • Automation of tasks and spatial analysis

Spatial Analyst functions

  • Spatial analysis for vector and raster datasets
  • Terrain analysis
  • Surface analysis
  • Raster mathematics
  • GRID raster format

Grid analysis

  • Add a GRID to your map
  • Query a GRID
  • Setup an automatic GIS layer from a selection (raster calculator)
  • Histogram
  • Cell identification
  • GRID classification

Module V: Surface analysis, Distance calculation, combination of data values

  • Create a slope dataset
  • Create a grid of altitude isolines
  • Create a shaded relief map
  • Boost microreliefs
  • Create a sun exposition raster dataset and set a sunny area based on an
  • Calculate zonal statistics of the land occupation from the sun exposition

Distance calculation, combination of data values

  • GRID reclassification
  • Combination and ponderation of data values
  • Cost distance



The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817, +254 (020) 211 3814 or mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B. 11th  November 2019.

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Payment for all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

1.    Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.

2.    No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 25-11-2019
Event End Date 29-11-2019
Cut off date 18-11-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 75,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 878
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 999
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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