GIS 101: Learning to Map in the Digital Age [online workshop]


Workshop summary   Learn the basics of Geographic Informations System (GIS) and start making your own maps! This course will help you use GIS software to make maps in your community and beyond. Participants will gain insight into GIS software and explore a variety of free, relatively easy-to-use GIS programs. Useful as a comfortable first step for people with no GIS experience, as well as, for relatively new GIS users looking for more information.

Participants will learn   the basic terminology of GIS   |   the steps required in a GIS mapping project   |   how to choose a GIS software   |   how to create and share basic online maps   |  how to add GIS data layers to maps

Software discussed   GRANITView  |  ArcGIS Online  |  QGIS  |  gvSIG  |  ArcGIS Desktop

Length   9:00am to 12:00pm

Dates    Event calendar

Format  IN-PERSON - instructor and students in same location  |  REMOTE - students attend via web conference

Cost    $79 standard in-person  |  $69 reduced in-person  |  $59 remote

Cost note   reduced rate applies to educational, non-profit, and governmental participants

Contact   content - email Shane Bradt or call (603) 862-4277  |  logistics - email Jen Adie  or call (603) 862-1029



Required background 



Suggested next steps

Getting to know ArcGIS

Getting to know ArcGIS Online

Start Making Maps with LiDAR

Start Making Maps with LiDAR


Jennifer Adie
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (603) 862-1029
Office: UNH Cooperative Extension, 218 Nesmith Hall, Durham, NH 03824

Shane Bradt
Associate Extension Professor, Geography
Associate Extension Professor, Biological Sciences
Full Extension State Specialist Professor
Phone: 603-862-4277
Office: Cooperative Extension, 319 Nesmith Hall, Durham, NH 03824