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Fee provides participants with the educational program, access to the GIS lab, and workshop materials
$550.00 $0.00
Fee provides participants with the educational program, access to the GIS lab, and workshop materials
$300.00 $0.00

Share GIS Workshop / December 14th-17th, 2015

Event Details

Introductory Training in GIS APplications

for natural Resource management  



Florida Sea Grant and the University of Florida IFAS Extension invite you to register for this premier 3.5-day intensive workshop on ArcGIS 10.3, a powerful tool for managing natural resources and guiding growth and development processes.


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 program and 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 10.3. During the training, each participant will have access to a computer workstation, and several trainers will be on-hand to provide assistance.


Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed for:

  • Agency professionals
  • University researchers
  • UF 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



What you will learn

•What is GIS and what can it do?

•Navigating the ArcGIS Desktop

•Spatial scale, accuracy, and precision

•Problem solving with GIS

•Working with spatial coordinate systems

•Acquiring GIS data layers and creating new spatial features

•Making and Designing High Quality map layouts

•Geoprocessing with ArcGIS Tools and Extensions

•Creating  models in ModelBuilder

•Where to get help and data 




GPS and remote sensing topics are not covered during this training. 


Participants must be proficient with Microsoft Windows-able to use a mouse; navigate to and among directories; cut, copy, and paste files and text; etc. 


About the instructors

This workshop is conducted by 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.


Daily Schedule

Monday, December 14 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Tuesday, December 15 - 8:30am to 5:00pm

Wednesday, December 16 - 8:30am to 5:00pm

Thursday, December 17 - 8:30am to 12:00pm


Hotel Information

If you require accommodations during the workshop, please be aware that special discounted rates have been negotiated for University of Florida affiliates at the various hotels in Gainesville. For additional information on making your reservation at the reduced UF rates, please visit the following links:



If you plan to drive to the workshop, please note that the University of Florida has limited parking available to visitors on-campus. For instructions on where and how to park on campus, please visit the UF Transportation and Parking Services website: ;  

There are fees associated with parking on-campus. Any questions regarding parking should be addressed to UF Transportation and Parking Services (352-392-7275; Mon - Fri/8:00AM - 4:30PM).


Cancellation Policy

For registrations canceled by December 1st, a $50 processing fee will be deducted from your refund. After December 1st, no refunds will be issued.


Additional Questions or Special Needs

For additional information about the workshop or special needs (such as visual, hearing, or walking impairments), please contact Corina Guevara at (352) 294-0753 or Special needs of registered attendees can be reasonably accommodated if they contact Corina Guevara at least 10 working days prior to the workshop.


For more information about ArcGIS software availability consult: or 


For more information about the workshop please contact:


Corina Guevara or



Bob Swett


Have questions about GIS Workshop / December 14th-17th, 2015? Contact Florida Sea Grant, University of Florida IFAS Extension, and Golder Associates Inc.


CALS Computer Classroom
1676 McCarty Drive , Bldg. #0496
Room 3086 McCarty Hall B
Gainesville, Florida 32611


Florida Sea Grant, University of Florida IFAS Extension, and Golder Associates Inc.

Florida Sea Grant is a university-based program that supports research, education and extension to conserve coastal resources and enhance economic opportunities for the people of Florida. We are a partnership between the Florida Board of Education, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Florida's citizens and governments. Our extension, education and outreach programs are done in partnership with UF/IFAS Extension and coastal counties of Florida. For more information visit:

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