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For Immediate Release:
Dickinson Hall

Joan Harvey

Office of Public Relations
Fairleigh Dickinson University
1000 River Road
Mailstop H-DH3-15
Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 692-7032

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Madison, NJ 07940
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Learn How Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Software Puts Users on the Map

Teaneck NJ (January 8, 2003)- Business owners, non-profit organizations, groups and individuals will have the opportunity to spend three Tuesday evenings, February 18 to March 4, 2003, at the Metropolitan campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck to learn about the newest generation of mapping software from software developer ESRI.

GIS specialist Tom Rafferty will present an introductory class, focusing on the ArcCatalog and ArcMap, components of ArcGIS mapping software. ArcGIS is an easy to use, complete, single, integrated system for geographic data creation, management, integration and analysis.

Students will have hands-on practice for data analysis, to include buffering and performing queries. The basics to get started with ArcGIS, the use of ArcCatalog for file management and browsing metadata, and the opportunity to bring data into ArcMap to design map layout will be covered. The ArcToolbox, an application containing many GIS tools used for geoprocessing, will be demonstrated.

The 12 hour course, to be given from 6-10 p.m. on three consecutive Tuesdays, February 18, 25 and March 4, 2003 will be held in the computer lab A in Dickinson Hall on the Hackensack side of FDU's Metropolitan campus. Instructional materials will be included with the $375 cost of the course. Non-profits and groups are encouraged to attend and are offered a group rate of three persons for $1,000.

For more information please call Joan Leder, senior program director, at (201) 692-6500.

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