Introductory Training in

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Using Applications for Natural Resource Management

Florida Sea Grant, the University of Florida IFAS Extension, and Golder Associates invites you to register for a 3.5-day intensive training using ArcGIS 10.6, a powerful tool for managing natural resources and guiding growth and development processes. The training is held at one of the computer labs on the main campus of the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Upcoming Training

May 6th – 9th, 2019

In this Training


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 research program.

How It Works

GIS Workshop methodology


The training consists of a series of short lectures, which will introduce geospatial concepts. Lectures will be followed by exercises that attendees will complete using ArcGIS 10.6, applying the concepts learned.

During the training, each participant will have access to a computer workstation with all the needed materials and software, printed workbook documenting the steps required to complete the exercises and the information presented during the lectures. Several trainers will be on hand to provide assistance.

Who and Why You Should Attend


Audiences, short-term, public-private partnership, experience

What You Will Learn


GIS Workshop topics

Collecting and Mapping Field Data Using a Smart Phone or Tablet


ArcGIS CollectorWe are excited to offer an extra training module to guide you through the steps necessary to collect and map your own field data. This new module will train you to (1) create a data dictionary, (2) collect new spatial data in the field, and (3) create and share your spatial data using ArcGIS Collector and ArcGIS Online (AGOL).

This is an extra module that requires registration and an extra fee. This module will be taught after the conclusion of the 3.5-day training (Thursday 9, 2019 from 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm).

People interested in participating only in this module should have previous experience in ArcGIS Desktop and geographic information systems.

Registration Costs


For the 3.5-day training:

UF Faculty and Staff . . . . . . . . $550

UF Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$300

Non-UF Professionals . . . . . . $550

Collecting and mapping field data using a smart phone or tablet
(extra-topic: afternoon of Thursday May 9, 2019)

3.5-day Training Participants . . . . . . . $50

Non 3.5-day Training Participants . . . $100

To Register


The registration form can be accessed at:

Eventbrite Webpage (http://tny.im/hFq)

or at  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introductory-training-in-gis-may-6th-9th-2019-tickets-57528484245http://tny.im/hFq

If you are paying by check please contact Nancy Montes before filling the Registration Form at Eventbrite.

The Instructors


GIS Workshop Instructors

Our Contact Details!


Nancy Montes

nancymontes@ufl.edu | (352) 392-6234

Participants’ Comments


GIS Workshop Participant comments

GIS Training Timeline


Exercises and Materials


Link to GIS Training MaterialsElectronic versions of materials and exercises can be found in this link.

This information is password protected.

The information to access this materials is provided to participants during the GIS Training.