Faculty with the UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation and Florida Sea Grant will hold a three and a half-day intensive workshop on ArcGIS 10.1, a powerful tool for managing natural resources and guiding growth and development processes. The workshop will be held at the UF-IFAS Computer Laboratory located in 3086 McCarty Hall (main campus, Gainesville) from Monday, Dec. 16 through Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013.
Who Should Attend
UF faculty, staff, students, and agency professionals (i.e., non-UF) who could benefit from learning these new skills.
Introduce novices in the use of ArcGIS Desktop, which is the primary product used by GIS professionals to compile, analyze, and manage geographic information.
This hands-on program will provide participants with real-world exercises that will develop basic GIS knowledge and skills, increase awareness about GIS data sources, increase confidence using GIS, and explore GIS tools that can enhance the participants’ programs and/or 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.
UF Faculty and Staff $450
UF Students $250
Non-UF Professionals $450
Monday, Dec. 16: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 17: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 18: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, Dec, 19: 8:30 a.m. to noon
- What is GIS and what can it do?
- Spatial scale, accuracy, and precision
- Navigating the ArcGIS Desktop
- Problem solving with GIS
- Making maps and designing layouts
- Working with spatial coordinate systems
- Acquiring GIS data layers and creating new spatial features
- Geoprocessing with ArcGIS Tools and Extensions
- Creating and using models
- Where to get help
*GPS and remote sensing topics will not be covered during this training.
ArcGIS software is available through the GeoPlan Center (http://www.geoplan.ufl.edu/licensed_software.shtml) or through ESRI (http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/arcgis-for-desktop/index.html).
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“I like being able to have hands-on practice. The reviews every morning were also helpful.”
“I like producing the final map and working through a project on our own.”
“I like the coffee and snacks! I really enjoyed the hands-on element of using the program.”
“Exercises were great!”
“I enjoyed the group interactions and completing the exercises on my own.”
“I felt everything was clear and presented well.”
“I think the topics and exercises were appropriate for the amount of time we had in the class.”