The Indiana Department of Homeland Security, in collaboration with The Polis Center at IUPUI, is sponsoring a free, one-day hands-on workshop to be held in Indianapolis.

Monday, April 18, 2011 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The workshop will provide a foundation of useful skills for new ArcGIS users who are interested in applying the powerful visualization and analysis tools in GIS in support of emergency management. Participants will learn basic navigation of the ArcGIS software, explore techniques for creating effective maps and learn how to answer questions such as ‘how many buildings are in a floodplain,’ or ‘how many people live close to a chemical spill.’ They will also explore the tools that ArcGIS provides for connecting existing databases to maps and they will be introduced to basic tools for creating and editing new data. The class will conclude with a sampling of the many free GIS data resources available to emergency managers in the Midwest such as those found on the IndianaMap.

Seating in the course is limited so please sign up as soon as possible. You can register online at

Prerequisites: None