Learning opportunities are provided as part of the YorkInfo Partnership. In-person courses to enhance data and analytics skills and relevant webinars will be posted on this page.

Course Descriptions

In 2019, the Region will be providing two GIS courses that will be tailored specifically to the needs of the Partnership. Class size is limited to 14 people. Please send only those staff that will receive the maximum benefit from this training and can become champions for GIS within your organization.

Introduction to ArcGIS (Level 1)

Introduction to ArcGIS (Level 1) is designed to teach the basics of the ArcMAP and ArcCatalog within the ArcGIS Desktop Environment.
After completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Access, Input, Save, Export, and Manage GIS data using ArcCatalog
  • Create a GIS Map • Customizing your GIS data (symbology)
  • Use dynamic labeling for features and annotation

Advanced ArcGIS (Level 2)

Advanced ArcGIS (Level 2) dives deeper into ArcGIS processes and functionality.
After completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Create GIS Layer from X,Y field data and excel spreadsheets
  • Create, edit and manage GIS data
  • Geoprocessing, georeferencing, Joins and Relates and more

Geospatial Training

Access Geospatial Training to help you get started or upgrade your skills with GIS. York Region employees and Partners can access online courses in:
  • Editing using ArcMap
  • ArcGIS Online
  • ArcGIS Pro
  • StoryMaps
  • Python Programming
  • Spatial Analysis
  • …and more
To access the content please log-in to the YorkInfo Partnership Data Co-op.
If you do not have access to the Data Co-op please contact your YorkInfo Partnership representative using the links below:


Modeling the Unknown: Spatial Interpolation with ArcGIS Pro

March 22, 2019
Uncertainty is an inherent aspect of all spatial interpolation. In this webinar, the presenters demonstrate how to quantify this uncertainty. Learn how to create more accurate prediction models using ArcGIS Pro and the spatial interpolation capabilities of ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst.
  • Register for this Webinar here.

A History of GIS in Transportation Services

April 23, 2019
How did it all begin? Join the Transportation GIS Analysts and Asset Management Data Program Manager for a recent history of GIS Data and GIS Technology in the Transportation Services Department. We will discuss: the evolution of data storage and data capture techniques; the use of automation, and its role in data movement and quality; the increasing importance of Web GIS; and lastly, the Maturity of staff, systems, applications, and GIS integration.
  • Register for this Webinar here.

Geocoding Using ArcMap

June 21, 2019
A table of addresses can be geocoded using the Geocode Addresses dialog box in ArcMap. Converting the records into features that contain the location and spatial geometry can be done by matching the table of addresses in ArcMap, in ArcCatalog, or with a geoprocessing tool. Learn how to format your addresses and geocode them to create points on a map.
  • Register for this Webinar here.

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