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Intermediate ArcGIS®

Earn The Marcellus Institute at Mansfield University's Intermediate GIS workshop certificate in 6 weeks using ESRI's ArcGIS® Desktop, the World's leading GIS software. Master the basic fundamentals of the World's leading GIS software at your own pace through Mansfield University's online learning environment, Desire 2 Learn. Each module is individually paced and gated. Students will have access to 24/7 technical support and will share ideas and discussions with others.


The Program

Each module will prepare you for the topics and activities presented in later modules. Students must satisfactorily complete a module before proceeding to the next.

Module 1 The Basics of Spatial Analysis & Mapping Values by Quantity with ArcGIS® Desktop:
  • Working with categories
  • Controlling which values are displayed
  • Limiting values to display
  • Mapping quantities
  • Choosing classes
  • Creating a map series
  • Working with maps and charts

Module 2 Displaying Values by Density & Using Related Datasets for Analysis with ArcGIS® Desktop:

  • Displaying density for analysis
  • Creating dot density maps
  • Creating a density surface
  • Overlaying datasets for analysis
  • Analyzing data "internally"

Module 3 Analyzing Proximity with ArcGIS® Desktop:

  • Selecting what's nearby
  • Creating buffer features
  • Clipping features
  • Buffering values
  • Utilizing multiple buffer zones
  • Quantifying proximity
  • Creating distance surfaces
  • Calculating proximity along a network
  • Calculating cost along a network

Module 4 Mapping Change & Measuring Geographic Distribution Patterns with ArcGIS® Desktop:

  • Mapping changes in location
  • Mapping change magnitude
  • Mapping percent change in vlaue
  • Calculating geographic centers
  • Adding Weights to centers
  • Calculating standard distance
  • Calculating a standard deviation ellipse
  • Calculating the linear directional mean

Module 5 Analyzing Geographic Patterns & Identifying Clusters with ArcGIS® Desktop:

  • Using averages in proximity
  • Identifying clustering of values
  • Multi-distance clustering
  • Measuring spatial correlation
  • Performing cluster and outlier analysis
  • Performing hot-spot analysis

Module 6 Independent Final Project with ArcGIS® Desktop:

  • Create a final project
  • Final student evaluations

Course Requirements:

1. Internet Access
2. Purchase of GIS Tutorial 2: Spatial Analysis Workbook with 180 day trial/demo license for use on home/office computer.
3. Satisfactory completion of assignments for each module with a 70% graded score or higher.
4. Satisfactory completion of a mid-course quiz/evaluation and an end-course.
5. Development of basic ArcGISDesktop mapping project.

Upcoming Courses:


  • Advanced GIS


Intermediate ArcGIS® Desktop for Industry Professionals: Understanding Spatial Analysis and Custom Map Layout Design

Dates: August 26-October 4, 2013

Fee: $250

Registration Deadline: August 16, 2013

For more information, please contact: or by phone at 570-662-4808

Meet The Instructor

Scott Zubek is a Geographic Information Systems professional with over twelve years of experience in utilizing AutoCAD/ArcGIS® technologies.

In May of 2000 he graduated from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown with a Dual Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography and History. In December of 2001 he graduated from
Florida Atlantic University's Department of Geosciences with a Master of Arts degree in Geographic Information Systems. Upon graduation from FAU, he has developed his career in a GIS support role in various fields such as Urban & Regional Planning, Land Surveying, EMS Services Support, Tax Assessment /Appraisal CAMA systems, Civil Engineering Technology, & higher level education. Currently, Scott is the Director of the GIS Services Department for Tioga County, Pennsylvania.

Scott is an inductee of the Phi Alpha Theta International Historic Honor Society in Academics and the Gamma Theta Upsilon International Geographic Honor Society in Academics. Recently, he has taught an introductory 4-credit core-course in GIS/GPS technology as an Adjunct Professor for the Geography/Geology Department of Mansfield University, Pennsylvania and is scheduled to begin teaching AutoCAD Civil 3D based courses by the Spring of 2014. He also currently holds a seat on the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania's (CCAP) GIS Professionals Association of
Pennsylvania (GIS-PROS) Training Committee.