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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

If you are curious about what the acronym "GIS" stands for and what a GIS actually is, this workshop provides the answers. You will be introduced to the basic components of GIS and some fundamental concepts that underlie the use of a GIS. Geospacial technologies have been identified by the current administration as one of the three highest growth industries in the US today. You will be provided with various simple activities using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to incorporate the tools of this trade to support science, mathematics and geography.

Topic Details

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Duration: 4 Hours
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Eligible for Professional Development Credit: Yes
  • Minimum Cost: $45 per participant
  • Minimum Required: 10 participants
  • Maximum Allowed: 15 participants

Major Goal

Participants will demonstrate a basic understanding of GIS and the use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS).

Participants Will…

  • demonstrate basic GPS functionality.
  • use GPS to locate earth caches/geocaches.
  • explore a GIS map and access information about map features.
  • create and share a map using ArcGIS Online Software.
  • develop and share an idea of how GIS can be integrated into the curriculum.

Register for Upcoming Workshops

No sessions for this topic are scheduled. Contact your Regional IT Specialist to schedule this workshop.