Learn GIS

The Geospatial Analysis Center (GAC) offers GIS workshops for UMD faculty and staff. These workshops cover a range of materials, such as ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro, and Story Maps. Workshops are $10 each for UMD faculty and staff, and $75 each for non-UMD guests.

Story Maps 101: Visual Storytelling with Maps
Friday, March 22, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Humanities 458.
This workshop guides participants through the process of telling stories with maps using the Esri Story Map platform. A discussion about best practices in visual storytelling will precede a step-by-step tutorial on creating your own Esri Story Map.

Web Mapping 101: Introduction to Spatial Analysis using ArcGIS Online
Friday, April 5, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Humanities 458.

This workshop introduces participants to web-based mapping and spatial analysis using Esri's ArcGIS Online. Through a combination of lectures and hands-on activities, participants will learn the fundamentals of designing and sharing online maps. Topics covered include preparing data for use, online data sources, map design, and spatial analysis.  

ArcGIS Pro 101: Introduction to GIS using ArcGIS Pro
This workshop will teach basic geographic information system (GIS) concepts through hands-on exercises using ArcGIS Pro, the latest industry-standard GIS software. Learn how data, both spatial and non-spatial, is used to create maps and be introduced to some common geoprocessing tools used in spatial analysis.

GIS workshops are also available through U-Spatial at the Twin Cities Campus. Click here to learn more.