For information about Tile Walls or State Images, please contact us at 406.579.3367 or write Van@geoessentials.com
Wall Mural, University of ID
Course Offerings We will customize our geospatial training courses to meet your specific needs. Please contact us at 406.579.3367 if we can be of service to your organization. For regularly scheduled courses, detailed information and registration information click the appropriate tab to the left.
Mobile GIS We can provide instruction in the use of ESRI, ArcPad, and Trimble,TeraSync. We can also assist you with using GIS on your smartphone or tablet.
GPS Fundamentals will focus on the use of a GPS receiver to collect spatial data, to navigate to and from a waypoint, create routes, use trackback features, download and upload data into the GPS receiver, understand different coordinate systems, determine coordinates from a topographic map using map tools, use tracks and waypoints to produce outdoor activity maps and print out generated maps. Participants will display their GPS data with with topographic maps, Montana colored images, country road data, landownership and other free data.
GPS/GIS Weed and Property Mapping workshop focuses on creating property and field boundaries, calculating acreage, mapping specific features, weed infestations, navigating equipment with a GPS receiver, monitoring and mapping pesticides applications, downloading and uploading data into the GPS receiver. Resources maps will be produced with collected data and topographic maps, USGS Orthophotos and other free data. The workshop is 12 hours in length. All software used in the training may be kept and installed on a home computer. Garmin 76 GPS receivers will be furnished. Participants may need to provide a computer unless a computer lab in the community can be identified.
ArcGIS 10 Spatial AnalysisSpatial analysis is the problem-solving aspect of GIS. The activities in this course correspond with chapters from the The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis Volume 1 and 2. Participants will learn to utilize the spatial analysis tools to create new data sets,solve problems and display data that cannot be seen with spreadsheets and charts. Activities are based on real activities in the United States. Independent follow up exercises are conducted after each tutorial so the learn develops critical thinking schools and has to solve problems on their own. Application of concepts is a major focus of this class. Participants should have experience with ArcMap and ArcCatalog or have complete ArcGIS 10 Basic GIS Functionality. Learning ArcGIS 10 Basic FunctionalityThis non ESRI authorized training is open to anyone wanting to learn how to use ArcGIS 10.X software from ESRI. Whether you are a current user of previous versions of ArcView or interested in learning how to incorporate ArcGIS 10.X technologies into your business, this workshop is designed specifically for your needs. The workshop covers fundamental GIS concepts as well as how to create, edit, and work with georeferenced spatial data. Participants will learn to manipulate spatial and tabular data, query a database, examine imagery and produce effective maps, charts and reports. Depending on the level of training desired, the workshop can vary from 16 hours to 40 hours. The longer workshop is spread over several weeks so participants have time to utilize the skills learned before moving on to more difficult concepts. Participants may need to provide their own computer or make arrangement for us to provide them.
Introduction to Remote Sensingworkshop will teach you about how remote sensed images can and are being used in agriculture and natural resource management. Participants will have hands-on experience in measuring light reflectance values of various plants, and then examine remote sensed images, with free software, to ascertain the different reflective values of features in the image. Using Montana data, the percent of plant species in an image will be determined by using a classification process. In field crops, a variety of features can be identified that go undetected by the human eye. Participants will learn the sources of imagery their uses, costs, limitations, and availability of images from MontanaView. Each participant will take home a CD that includes the Multi Spec software and imagery to practice their newly acquired remote sensing skills. This workshop is 16 hours long. Participants may have to provide their own computer or we will attempt to locate a local computer facility.
GeoEssentials Inc. is a non-profit 501-c3 Montana Corporation formed in April, 2004. GeoEssentials is designed to serve the states of Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Our mission is to help improve the regional economy through better management decisions using geospatial technologies. Geoessentials develops and maintains an aggressive approach in helping others adopt and use these technologies by providing training and consulting in Global Position System (GPS), Geographic Information System (GIS), and remote sensing (RS).