Friday, February 14, 2014

Register Now for UF & Florida Sea Grant's May 2014 GIS Workshop

Introductory Training in GIS

Applications for Natural Resource Management


Register now for this hands-on, 3.5-day workshop that will introduce you to basic GIS knowledge and skills for real world applications!


May 5-8, 2014 || Gainesville, FL



Florida Sea Grant and the University of Florida IFAS Extension invite you to register for this premier 3.5-day intensive workshop on ArcGIS 10.1, a powerful tool for managing natural resources and guiding growth and development processes.


You will be introduced to ArcGIS Desktop, the primary product used by professionals to compile, analyze, and manage geographic information.


You will learn the most commonly used GIS skills in the industry today by completing “real-world” exercises that will build your confidence using GIS, increase your awareness about GIS data sources, and help you explore GIS tools to enhance your program and research projects.


The training will consist of a series of short lectures, each to be followed by natural resource-based exercises that attendees will complete using ArcGIS 10.1. During the training, each participant will have access to a computer workstation, and several trainers will be on-hand to provide assistance.


Who should attend


This workshop is designed for:

·         Agency professionals

·         University researchers

·         UF faculty, staff, and students

·         Conservation land managers

·         Environmental engineers

·         Biological scientists

·         Environmental program managers

·         County extension agents

·         Private consultants

·         Anyone who can benefit from using GIS to make decisions in natural resource and coastal management


What you will learn


After completing this workshop you will know:

·         What GIS is and what can it do

·         Navigate the ArcGIS Desktop

·         How to handle spatial scale, accuracy, and precision

·         How to solve water and/or land-use problems with GIS

·         Work with spatial coordinate systems

·         Obtain GIS data layers and create new spatial features

·         Make and design high-quality map layouts

·         How to geoprocess with ArcGIS Tools and Extensions

·         Create and use models

·         Where to get help and data



About the instructors


This workshop is conducted by multiple instructors associated with Florida Sea Grant and the School of Forest Resources and Conservation within the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Trainers have been teaching GIS for more than seven years to hundreds of students and professionals from different fields.



Course Materials


The course fee includes all instructor fees, computer lab fees and materials. You will take home a valuable reference workbook with a copy of the PowerPoint slides presented in class, performed exercises, a “cheat sheet” of common tools and menus used in ArcGIS, and a CD with data and other helpful information such as GIS data sources, complementary articles, and more.


Register Now


UF Faculty and Staff——---—$450

UF Students —————----——-$250

Non-UF Professionals——-—-$450



For more information or to register visit:



Corina Guevara

University of Florida

Florida Sea Grant – Boating & Waterways Planning Program

PO Box 110760

Gainesville, Florida, 32611-0760

(352) 392-6233

Fax: (352) 846-1332


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