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Learning ArcGIS

Welcome to PASDA's ArcGIS Tutorial. While these exercises are based on ESRI's ArcGIS software, the basic concepts and functions described in these lessons are applicable to other GIS software packages as well. Complimenting this tutorial is PASDA's searchable , Glossary, which contains definitions and examples of important concepts found throughout the tutorial.

Before beginning the tutorials please visit the Preparation page, which will help a user obtain the appropriate PASDA data from our data catalog.  This needs to be done only once as all the exercises use the same datasets. As seen below, the lessons are grouped into four sections of similar topics: