GEOG 469
Energy Industry Applications of GIS

Extra Credit


Esri tutorials for using ArcGIS Pro have been added to some of the lessons as extra credit activities. These tutorials will give you the opportunity to develop your skill set using ArcGIS Pro. The tutorials will have two benefits. The most immediate benefit is they will provide additional training that will help make the term project a little less confusing. The second benefit is they will provide you with a skill set you can use in your professional career. Many of you will encounter some aspect of GIS, either viewing maps, interacting with GIS staff, or using GIS, in your careers and being familiar with GIS will only enhance your resume.

Four extra credit tutorials are included.

  • Lesson 4: Getting Started with the Geodatabase (approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes)
  • Lesson 5: Managing Map Layers in ArcGIS Pro (approximately 1 hour)
  • Lesson 7: Displaying Data in ArcGIS Pro (approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes)
  • Lesson 7: Querying Data in ArcGIS Pro (approximately 30 minutes)

Getting Started with the Geodatabase

This tutorial will give you the essentials of working with the ArcGIS Geodatabase. The geodatabase is the native data storage format for ArcGIS. Learn about geodatabase components and functionality as well as steps to create and add data to a file geodatabase.

Learning Objective:

After completing this course, you will be able to perform the following tasks:

  • Describe the components of the geodatabase.
  • Create a geodatabase schema.
  • Design and create a geodatabase.

Accessing and completing the tutorial

  • Go to the Esri Academy ( and log in with your Esri username and password.
  • Search for “Getting Started with the Geodatabase” and select it from the resulting list.
  • Follow the course outline to navigate and complete the course.
  • Print or save a copy of the Certificate of Completion to a place where you can easily locate it.


Submit your Certificate of Completion to the Extra Credit: Getting Started with the Geodatabase drop box by the due date indicated on the course calendar. Note: You have until the last day of class to complete these but I highly recommend doing them BEFORE you begin the term project in Lesson 9.

Grading Criteria

Completion of this module will result in 1 extra credit point.