Online Skill Course ArcGIS 2020

Online Skill Course ArcGIS 2020

Credits: 1 EC
Date: You can do the course online at your own pace.
Venue:  Preferably at your house. Stay in, stay safe!

We are offering the ArcGIS course online. Anyone can take the course, but we can only award EC credits to ARCHON members.

To get the credits you need to take the ArcGIS course from home and hand in a written report in which you discuss what you have learned in every module. Include screenshots of your work. Also, include how you would like to or could use ArcGIS in your own research.

TIP: save your work in ArcGIS often 😉

IMPORTANT – software: 

ArcGIS is proprietary software; your University probably has a license and you need to get access (and downloading instructions) via them. We, unfortunately, can’t do that for you. We use ArcGIS Desktop 10.7.1. in the course.
ArcGIS is not available for Mac; in order to use it on a Mac, you’ll have to set up a dual boot with Windows or use virtualisation software such as VirtualBox.
ACASA students (from VU and UvA) can contact Jitte Waagen to get a license code and download instructions.
Leiden University Students: Contact
Students from Rijksuniversiteit Groningen  can get access to ArcGIS via

The course can be found here on Youtube. The title is ArcGIS 10.7.1 Introductory Course 2020. The course was developed for ARCHON by Jitte Waagen. The course consists of 4 videos. 

To take the course you need to download the demo data from This dataset is provided by Gemeente Nijmegen, Bureau Archeologie en Monumenten.

About the course:

This course is for students looking for insight into the application of Geographical Information Systems with archaeological fieldwork and analysis as well as students and archaeologist who wish to broaden their knowledge of ArcGIS. The course will provide an introduction to the ArcMap user interface and terminology, preparing a screen layout, managing data and layering a map. In addition, you will be trained in importing data to ArcGIS and connecting the data to database table queries as well as analyzing spatial information. The use of legends, grids and exporting layouts of the database will also be covered.