“Introductory Training in GIS Applications for Natural Resource Management”
May 7-10 || 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 10.5, a powerful tool for managing natural resources and guiding growth and development processes.
What will you learn?
After completing this workshop you will know:
- What GIS is and what can it do
- How to navigate ArcGIS Desktop
- How to handle spatial scale, accuracy, and precision
- How to solve real-world problems with GIS
- How to work with coordinate systems and projections
- How to obtain and create GIS data, and prepare it for ArcGIS
- How to join attribute data to maps
- How to create well-designed layouts
- How to work with most common geoprocessing tools (e.g., clip, buffer, and intersect)
- How to automate and document spatial analysis in ModelBuilder
- Where to get help
Who should attend?
This workshop is designed for:
- Agency professionals
- University researchers
- 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
The course fee includes the educational program and course materials. You will take home a workbook with a copy of the PowerPoint slides presented in class, detailed instructions to complete the exercises, a “cheat sheet” of common tools and menus used in ArcGIS, and a CD with the exercise data and other helpful information such as GIS data sources, complementary articles and more.
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 eight years to hundreds of students and professionals from different fields.
For this workshop personnel from Golder Associates, Inc., an environmental consulting company will be assisting during the workshop as well.
UF Faculty and Staff ——-— $550
Students —————-——- $300
Non-UF Professionals ——— $550
To register, visit:
* Registration will start on February 12, 2018.
For more information, contact
Bob Swett (firstname.lastname@example.org 352-392-6233)
Testimonials from past students
“Great training, I really enjoyed the hands-on approach and the ability to learn by doing and applying GIS skills.”
“I used the workbook from the training as a reference to perform GIS tasks at work.”
“All instructors were very nice and helpful.”
“I loved the format – it was easy to learn the concepts via lecture and then execute through the exercises. I like how we were constantly engaged in active learning.”
“Examples/exercises used were similar to thing I encounter at work.”
“The best part of the training was the final project.”
“All exercises encouraged me to think on how to solve the problem – every exercise was about different topics. Like the training, very informative and well presented, thanks!”
“The UF course has been a great fit for our program and helped improve our GIS skills for our artificial reef, fisheries management, trap retrieval and lionfish program efforts. I highly recommend the course for FWC staff.”
“My favorite part of the training was the ability to walk away with deeper understanding of ArcGIS. “
“I liked that the class was very structured and the instructors were knowledgeable.”
“I enjoyed learning about the capabilities of GIS and the real-world applications.”
“The format was perfect and the instructors were very helpful. I also really like that it was specific to natural resource management.”
“The workbook and different speakers helped keep my attention.”
“Great instruction, great refreshments.”
“My favorite parts of the training were the workbook, exercises, and trainer explanation at the end of each walk-thru. Great training overall!!! Feel like really learned a lot. Good flow of exercises.”