Web course teaches concepts, methodology for creating geometric networks

ESRI's new instructor-led Virtual Classroom Web course 'Working with Geometric Networks for Utilities' will help GIS technicians and spatial data managers learn how to create a geometric network and conduct analysis. ESRI Training and Education will offer the nine-hour online course in three-hour blocks over three days. Upcoming classes are scheduled for March 18-20, 2008; May 6-8, 2008; and June 24-26, 2008. Advance registration is required....

REDLANDS, CA, Feb. 28, 2008 -- Utilities use geographic information system (GIS) technology to map networks such as water mains, natural gas pipelines, and electric transmission lines. ESRI's new instructor-led Virtual Classroom Web course 'Working with Geometric Networks for Utilities' will help GIS technicians and spatial data managers learn how to create a geometric network and conduct analysis.

ESRI Training and Education will offer the nine-hour course at www.esri.com/wgnu in three-hour blocks over three days. Upcoming classes are scheduled for March 18-20, 2008; May 6-8, 2008; and June 24-26, 2008. Advance registration is required.

Students will learn the fundamental concepts of geometric networks, with an emphasis on the utility sector. They will also be taught the components of a geometric network and the methodology used for creating one. Class exercises will give them the opportunity to work with realistic utilities data to create and edit geometric networks and perform geometric network analysis. After they finish the course, students will be able to
• Define the components of a geometric network.
• Build a geometric network in ArcCatalog.
• Create network rules and assign network weights.
• Check network connectivity.
• Edit spatial and attribute data in a geometric network.
• Display a geometric network as a schematic.

Working with Geometric Networks for Utilities was designed for spatial data managers and GIS technicians who work in the electric, gas, or water/wastewater industries, but anyone who wants to learn how to design, build, and edit geometric networks is welcome to enroll.

Prerequisites for the course include Introduction to ArcGIS I, Learning ArcGIS Desktop, or equivalent knowledge. Completion of Introduction to ArcGIS II and Building Geodatabases or Creating, Editing, and Managing Geodatabases for ArcGIS Desktop is also recommended.

With more than 150 courses to choose from, ESRI Educational Services is a leader in GIS training. Courses cover a variety of topics related to ESRI software, the theory underlying GIS technology, and applying GIS tools to find solutions in particular fields while combining hands-on experience, interactivity, and instructional support to create an effective learning environment.

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