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Archived Workshops/References

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Description

The Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program in partnership with the Center for Integrated Spatial Research (CISR) offers a professional training program in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Through a set of well defined learning outcomes, this program provides opportunities to individuals seeking to obtain or update their knowledge and skills in the current and emerging geospatial tools and methods.

Individuals attending our workshops will gain broad exposure to the principles and applications of GIS through hands-on application and practical training. Trainings are designed to emphasize skills needed to become effective GIS practitioners, but also offer more focused work tailored to specific career objectives or directions. An individual who has successfully completed our series of workshops will be well-versed in GIS theory and will have knowledge and practical exposure to the following:

 

  • Principles of geospatial technologies including GIS, global positioning systems (GPS), remote sensing (satellite and aerial photography), and other related spatial technology.
  • Hardware and software used in GIS (with hands-on experience).
  • Fundamentals of GIS including spatial modeling, analyses, and statistics.
  • Visualization and cartographic representation of data, i.e. the art and science of map-making.

 

The program offers a suite of workshops designed to provide in-depth instruction on geospatial technology and advanced techniques related to GIS. All workshops are hosted by CISR at UCSC and designed as intense 2-3 day trainings scheduled for eight hours (8:30am-5:30pm) each day. Trainings are held in CISR’s state-of-the-art training facility, a smart classroom specializing in spatial technology, software applications, and data and designed for individual computer access. Workshops are offered on weekends (Fri-Sun) to facilitate attendance of full-time professionals, who often have schedule restrictions. There are no formal assessments (tests, quizzes, or papers): course completion is based on attendance each day and finishing the assigned work during the class.

 

CURRENT WORKSHOPS

  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems: basic principles of GIS including spatial data structures and sources, spatial tools, spatial data display and query, map generation, and basic spatial analysis using ArcGIS software.
  • Data Acquisition in GIS: acquisition, management, conversion, analysis, and creation of spatial data
  • Geodatabase Design and Modeling: covers the essential concepts of the geodatabase, the native data storage format for ArcGIS, and explores its advanced functionality that allows for more realistic representation of spatial data
  • Cartographic Design for GIS I: focuses on the fundamentals of cartographic design including map design, production, and visualization.
  • Introduction to Web Mapping Development using the ArcGIS Javascript API: focuses on how to build attractive, sophisticated internet mapping applications using the lightweight, browser based ArcGIS Server JavaScript API and Dojo Javascript Toolkit.
  • Spatial Analysis and Modeling I: covers the analysis and modeling of spatial data using geoprocessing tools and the geoprocessing framework.
  • Spatial Analysis and Modeling II: a continuation of the introduction to spatial analysis workshop covering more advanced topics and tools, including building geoprocessing models and spatial statistics.
  • Programming and Scripting in GIS I: basic application of programming and scripting to leverage and extend the ArcGIS geoprocessing framework using Python.
  • Programming and Scripting in GIS II: intermediate application of programming and scripting to leverage and extend the ArcGIS geoprocessing framework using Python.
  • Statistical Modeling in GIS: basic application of statistical models to spatial data with emphasis on statistics that incoporate or quantify space directly.

 

ELECTIVE WORKSHOPS (in development)

  • Cartographic Design for GIS II: a continuation of the introduction to cartographic design workshop covering more advanced topics and cartographic techniques.
  • Global Positioning Systems (GPS): basic principles and application of global positioning systems and its use in GIS
  • Introduction to Remote Sensing: basic principles, techniques and applications of remote sensing including basic air photo interpretation, image display, image transformations, image classification and data acquisition
  • Advanced Remote Sensing: a continuation of the introduction to remote sensing focused on advanced topics on remotely sensed data and image classification.
  • GIS in Ecology and Conservation: covers the application of GIS to ecological and conservation quetions.

Training Programs

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Feb 4, 2011 - Feb 5, 2011
Data Acquisition in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Apr 1, 2011 - Apr 2, 2011
Geodatabase Design and Modeling Workshop (GIS) Jun 3, 2011 - Jun 4, 2011
Introduction to Remote Sensing Jul 29, 2011 - Jul 30, 2011
Introduction to Remote Sensing Aug 26, 2011 - Aug 27, 2011
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Oct 28, 2011 - Oct 29, 2011
Data Acquisition in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Nov 11, 2011 - Nov 12, 2011
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Apr 13, 2012 - Apr 14, 2012
Data Acquisition in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) May 4, 2012 - May 5, 2012
Geodatabase Design and Modeling Workshop May 18, 2012 - May 19, 2012
Introduction to Web Mapping Development using the ArcGIS Javascript API Jun 14, 2012 - Jun 15, 2012
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Sep 14, 2012 - Sep 15, 2012
Data Acquisition in Geographic Information Systems Sep 21, 2012 - Sep 22, 2012
Cartographic Design for Geographic Information Systems, Part 1 Nov 30, 2012 - Dec 1, 2012
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems May 18, 2013 - May 19, 2013
Spatial Analysis and Modeling, Part 1 Jun 14, 2013 - Jun 15, 2013
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Jan 17, 2014 - Jan 18, 2014
Data Acquisition in Geographic Information Systems Feb 28, 2014 - Mar 1, 2014
Geodatabase Design and Modeling Workshop Mar 21, 2014 - Mar 22, 2014
Introduction to Web Mapping Development using the ArcGIS Javascript API Mar 28, 2014 - Mar 29, 2014
Spatial Analysis and Modeling, Part 1 Apr 11, 2014 - Apr 12, 2014
Cartographic Design for Geographic Information Systems, Part 1 May 16, 2014 - May 17, 2014
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Sep 26, 2014 - Sep 27, 2014
Data Acquisition in Geographic Information Systems Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 11, 2014
Spatial Analysis and Modeling, Part 1 Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014
Introduction to Web Mapping Development using the ArcGIS Javascript API Nov 7, 2014 - Nov 8, 2014
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems May 1, 2015 - May 2, 2015
Geodatabase Design and Modeling Workshop May 15, 2015 - May 16, 2015
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Nov 6, 2015 - Nov 7, 2015
Spatial Analysis and Modeling, Part 1 Nov 20, 2015 - Nov 21, 2015
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Apr 1, 2016 - Apr 2, 2016
Data Acquisition in Geographic Information Systems Apr 8, 2016 - Apr 9, 2016
Geodatabase Design and Modeling Apr 15, 2016 - Apr 16, 2016
Introduction to Web Mapping Development using the ArcGIS Javascript API Apr 29, 2016 - Apr 30, 2016
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Oct 28, 2016 - Oct 29, 2016
Spatial Analysis and Modeling, Part 1 Nov 4, 2016 - Nov 5, 2016
Spatial Analysis and Modeling, Part 2 Dec 2, 2016 - Dec 3, 2016
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017
Spatial Analysis and Modeling, Part 1 Nov 3, 2017 - Nov 4, 2017
Spatial Analysis and Modeling, Part 2 Nov 17, 2017 - Nov 18, 2017

Links

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Center for Integrated Spatial Research
http://spatial.cisr.ucsc.edu
Nov 09 10