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 4-day intensive training using ArcGIS Pro, a powerful tool for managing natural resources and guiding growth and development processes.

The next training is scheduled for:

August 24 – 27, 2020

Online training


In this Training

You will be introduced to ArcGIS Pro, 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


The training will be ONLINE. We will have morning Zoom sessions to introduce geospatial concepts (8:30-10:30 am) follow by daily assigned exercises (3-4 exercises per day) that participants will complete on their own using the training’s workbook. We will reconvene (via a Zoom session) at the end of the day to discuss any issues/questions regarding the daily assigned exercises.

– Participants should have access to a computer. To see your computer’s ability to run ArcGIS Pro 2.5 go to

– An excellent internet connection.

– If needed, participants can download the trial version of the ArcGIS Pro 2.5 software (21 days) just prior to the training.

– We will mail a printed workbook documenting the steps required to complete the exercises and the information presented during the lectures.

– Several trainers will be available via email/phone/individual Zoom meetings to provide assistance over the duration of the 4 day training.

Participants are strongly encourage to schedule 4 consecutive days to complete the training. However, we understand that this might be difficult for some participants. Therefore, recordings of the lectures (morning and afternoon sessions) will be available on the training website. Participants can complete the exercise over a two-week period after August 27,2020. One or two instructors will be available via email/phone to discuss any questions or issues during this extended time-frame for completing the training.

Who and Why You Should Attend

What You Will Learn

GIS Workshop topics

Registration Costs

For the 3.5-day training:

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

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

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


To Register

Please visit the Eventbrite website for registration:

The Instructors

GIS Workshop Instructors

Our Contact Details!

Nancy Montes | (352) 392-6234

Participants’ Comments

GIS Workshop Participant comments

GIS Training Test Scores

Before and after workshop test scores of knowledge about GIS and ArcGIS

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.