"Fundamentals of GIS"

Online -- Self-Paced



Fundamentals of GIS offers learners a broad lens to explore the fundamental concepts and functions of Geographic Information Systems. Fundamentals of GIS uses Esri's popular ArcGIS Desktop software platform. Fundamentals of GIS is also available for UWSP Credit.

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After completing five course exercises, users will learn to:

  • Explore GIS data in both the vector and raster data formats.
  • Manage data in a geodatabase.
  • Create new GIS data from a basemap.
  • Link photographs and other information to GIS data.
  • Analyze the attribute and spatial characteristics of GIS data.
  • Analyse terrains in both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional space.
  • Evaluate optimal routes and business service areas using a road network.

Who Should Enroll:

  • Individuals with little to no prior GIS education or workplace experience with GIS.
  • Individuals who understand GIS concepts, but have not used ArcGIS Desktop or require to update their ArcGIS skillsets to version 10.
  • Managers and GIS support staff who need to better understand how GIS fits into their organization.

Course Fee: $250.

Course delivered using the Desire2Learn learning management system, UWSP network servers and UWSP software licenses.

Optional Course Items and Fees:

  • Hardcopy manual printed in full-color on premium paper stock. $96
  • Digital manual on USB (Adobe PDF and tablet compatible formats with embedded demonstration videos). $15
  • Course data on USB. $15
  • ArcGIS Desktop version 10.0. Free--Complimentary wih delivery of course data.
  • Documentation of Continuing Education Units (CEU's) earned. Free.

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To register by mail or fax, print and complete this registration form and mail it to: UWSP Continuing Education, 2100 Main Street, Room 32, Stevens Point, WI 54481. Fax with payment to UWSP Continuing Education at 715-346-3504.

"GIS for Farmland Preservation Planning"

Online -- Self Paced (Beginning in July 2012)

GIS for Farmland Preservation Planning guides learners through the process of acquiring and analyzing geographic data useful for crafting well-informed farmland preservation policies that fit local community goals and objectives. Agricultural patterns and trends will be explored and farmland preservation alternatives will be created using Esri’s popular ArcGIS Desktop™ software platform.

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After completing course exercises, users will know how to:
  • Relate spatial data, concepts and functions to community goals and objectives.
  • Acquire data from the 5-Year Census of Agriculture and effectively communicate agricultural patterns and trends using maps.
  • Craft customized soils maps and analyses using SSURGO soils data.
  • Analyze land use patterns and trends over time to recognize the potential for urban and rural land use conflicts.
  • Explore other factors related to agricultural productivity, development pressures, and community assets.
  • Craft and evaluate farmland protection scenarios based upon community generated model criteria and the Land Evaluation and Site Assessment protocol.
Who Should Enroll:
  • Planners with some prior GIS education or workplace experience interested in addressing farmland preservation planning tasks using GIS.
  • GIS Analysts and Managers who need to better understand how GIS is used to address farmland preservation planning tasks.

Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems

TO REGISTER:
Click here to register online now
Click here for a copy of the registration form. To register by mail or fax, print and complete this registration form and mail it to: UWSP Continuing Education, 2100 Main Street, Room 32, Stevens Point, WI 54481. Fax with payment to UWSP Continuing Education at 715-346-3504.

GIS Credit Courses:

Some GIS Center credit courses are available through Continuing Education. Others are available through Records and Registration and can be found on the UWSP Timetable. For a complete listing of credit courses offered through Continuing Education (per semester) visit our credit website at: http://www.uwsp.edu/conted/Credit/Pages/default.aspx
Click on "All Credit Classes" under the semester term.

GIS Professional Certificates (available for credit and non-credit)

The GIS Center offers a number of professional certificates to meet the needs of business. Continuing Education has created a page with a complete listing of the certificates available and the courses needed to obtain each certificate. Courses may be taken for both credit and noncredit.

The GIS Center is part of the College of Letters and Science

Visit the GIS Center webpage at: http://www.uwsp.edu/geo/GIScenter/
Visit the College of Letters and Science webpage at: http://www.uwsp.edu/cols/Pages/default.aspx

If you have questions about this site or any of the GIS offerings available form UWSP Continuing Education, please call us at 1-800-898-9472.