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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.

Friday, February 22, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm: 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.

Friday, March 1, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Story Maps 101: Visual Storytelling with Maps

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.

Friday, March 8, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm: Web Mapping 101: Introduction to Spatial Analysis using ArcGIS Online

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.

Friday, March 22, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Story Maps 101: Visual Storytelling with Maps

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.

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

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.  

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