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Geographic Information Systems

Introduction to ArcGIS for Crime Analysis

Begins June 19th, 2017

Many law enforcement agencies are using maps and other spatial analysis to help drive decision making. This online workshop will be taught using open source criminal justice data to afford participants the ability to analyze and explore real world data and patterns. This will be an 8 week long interactive online course with topic overview and demonstrations from the instructor.  While this workshop will be most applicable to analysts who work in law enforcement, current employment by a law enforcement agency is not required.

Registration is now closed.

To be put on a wait list, please contact knewcomb2@washcoll.edu


Free to all Maryland Law Enforcement

All other inquires please contact Kelsey Newcomb, knewcomb2@washcoll.edu



Course Outline:

Week 1: Introduction to ArcMap/ Map Layouts/ Symbology
Week 2: Introduction to ArcCatalog/ Geodatabases
Week 3: Introduction to ArcToolbox/ Geoprocessing
Week 4: Information Fundamentals
Week 5: Selections and Queries
Week 6: Geocoding
Week 7: Density Mapping
Week 8: Introduction to Web GIS


Instructor: Erica McMaster

Erica McMaster is the GIS Program Director at Washington College. She has over ten years of experience in GIS and ESRI software products, and is a certified GIS Professional through the GIS Certification Institute. Erica earned her Bachelor of Science in Geography from Salisbury University and her Master of Science in Geography from University of Delaware. Erica has worked on projects related to image processing and manipulation, environmental studies, urban planning, and 3D scanning and visualization.