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The Geospatial Analysis Center (GAC) offers free GIS workshops for UMD faculty and staff. These workshops cover a range of materials, such as ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro, and Story Maps.

September 21, 2018, 10-1pm & October 12, 2018 10-1pm: Web Mapping 101: Introduction to Spatial Analysis using ArcGIS Online If you are new to GIS, this is the workshop for you. This three-hour 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.
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September 21, 2018, 2-4pm & October 12, 2018 2-4pm: Story Maps 101: Visual Storytelling with Maps  This two-hour 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.
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October 19, 2018, 10-12pm: Collector 101: Field Data Collection using Esri's Collector for ArcGIS  This two-hour workshop offers a hands-on overview of offline data collection using Esri's Collector for ArcGIS app. Topics include setting up templates, collecting features in the field, and visualizing data once it's collected. Note: Participants are required to provide their own Apple or Android mobile devices.
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September 28, 2018, 10-1pm & November 2, 2018, 10-1pm: Transitioning to ArcGIS Pro Learn to use Esri's newest desktop mapping application, ArcGIS Pro, which will eventually replace ArcMap.
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To sign up, please fill out this Google Form. All workshops are free for UMD faculty and staff. The workshops are also open to non-UMD guests for a fee of $75 per workshop. Checks should be made out to the Geospatial Analysis Center and provided at the time of the workshop.

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