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 10.6.1, 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

December 16th – 19th, 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 10.6.1, 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 19, 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.

Bring your own data


We are now offering one-on-one sessions with our instructors so he/she can help you to prepare your data for spatial analysis, design your spatial data collection or analytical protocol, prepare a map for publication, among other things.

These sessions will be conducted by appointment only on Friday December 20th, 2019. If you are interested in reserving a spot, please contact Nancy Montes (nancymontes@ufl.edu) for further details.

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 December 19th, 2019)

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

Non 3.5-day Training Participants . . . $100

Bring your own data:

(Friday December 20th, 2019)

The cost per hour is $160 (minimum of 1 hour).

To Register


The registration is available through Eventbrite:

https://bit.ly/2nexLTJ

The Instructors


GIS Workshop Instructors

Our Contact Details!


Nancy Montes

nancymontes@ufl.edu | (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.