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L101 Foundations of Emergency Management


11/3/2017 - 11/4/2017 
Spatial Analysis & Modeling, Part 1
Location:  Santa Cruz,
Time:  8:30 AM - 5:30 PM 
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program

Center for Spatial Research
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA

This workshop provides an introduction to some of the fundamental concepts and concerns of spatial analysis and modeling in a geographic information system. Topics will include: basics of vector and raster data analysis, proximity and overlay principles, distance modeling, terrain analysis, categorical and continuous classification, site suitability modeling, statistical modeling, and building geoprocess models using ArcGIS ModelBuilder. Training will be based on the ArcGIS 10 suite of software.

Prerequisite: Participants should have taken the Introduction to GIS course or have equivalent training or experience.

Workshop Format: Approximately 50% lecture, 50% hands on training via guided lab exercises completed individually on computers.

  1. Develop a basic understanding of the analysis and modeling of geographic information.
  2. Understand the application of GIS operations to vector and raster data including: proximity and overlay operations, terrain analysis, and distance modeling.
  3. Develop basic skills in applying appropriate GIS methods for problem solving in spatial analysis and modeling (site suitability and statistical).
  4. Understand how to build geoprocessing models for analysis using ArcGIS ModelBuilder.
Geographic Information Systems Series: Spatial Analysis and Modeling, Part 1 is a core course in our GIS series and will be offered approximately once per year. To see how this course fits into the GIS series, including other core and elective classes, please visit:

Teacher: Barry Nickel, Director for the Center for Integrated Spatial Research

For certified planners, 16 units of Certification Maintenance (CM) credits through American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) may be available for this course. Those seeking such credits should contact us for more information.

The $500 registration fee includes refreshments, lunch, and materials. Your registration will not be finalized until we receive payment for $500. We will email confirmation when payment has been received and finalize your registration. Payment can be either in the form of a check or credit card. Credit cards can be used through our website. Checks must be made payable to Elkhorn Slough Foundation and mailed to: Elkhorn Slough Foundation attn: Coastal Training Program, 1700 Elkhorn Road, Watsonville, CA 95076.

Registration and payment deadline: 5 p.m. October 6, 2017. If we have not received your payment at that time, your place may be forfeit to someone on our waiting list. Cancellations prior to that date will receive a refund of payment minus a $50 processing fee. We reserve the right to cancel the workshop prior to October 11, 2017; in that event, we will give full refunds.

We do not allow registration 'trading,' even to persons within the same organization. Please let us know as soon as you know if you have registered and cannot attend as there is usually an extensive waiting list for our trainings and we use substantial funds to subsidize workshop expenses, helping to make them more affordable

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