This course has been postponed until May 2018.
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Registration fee: $249
Registration deadline: 01/19/2018

Lunch will be provided as well as a FREE trial of Avenza Maps and a color copy of the user manual.

Participants are asked to bring their own laptop with administrative privileges and a smartphone

Participants are encouraged to bring Discover QGIS by Kurt Menke and Gary E. Sherman. However, the book is not required for the workshop.


Full refund if cancelled by 1/19/2018. A 50% refund will be given to all cancellations occurring between 1/20/2018-1/25/2018.  No refund if cancelled after 1/25/2018.

To cancel, a written request must be submitted to

​Workshop Information

Fundamentals of QGIS and Avenza Maps

Treehaven, Tomahawk, WI 

This course explores fundamental tasks performed in QGIS, a free, open-source desktop geographic information system (GIS), and Avenza Maps, a mobile application for field data collection.  

Through this hands-on, field-based workshop, Christine Koeller, GISP and GIS Faculty Associate at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and Kevin Burns, Vallier Treehaven Forest Ecologist, will teach participants how to:

  • Add GIS data to a QGIS project.
  • Convert XYZ data in a spreadsheet or CSV file to GIS data.
  • Create and edit attribute fields.
  • Symbolize vector and raster layers.
  • Add labels to vector features.
  • Create georeferenced basemaps using QGIS for integration in the Avenza Maps mobile application.
  • Collect field data with the Avenza Maps mobile application.
  • Import Avenza Maps field data into QGIS.
  • Create a map layout using Print Composer.

This workshop is pre-approved for 5.5 Category 1 (CF) CFE credits, 5 CFP CFE hours, and 1 GISP education point.

PLUS, participants receive a FREE trial of Avenza Maps!

Target Audience

This workshop will focus on forest management applications. However, all natural resources professionals are welcome to attend.  

Prior experience with GIS is preferred.

Contact Information

Questions regarding this workshop can be directed to Haley Frater at

Questions regarding the registration process can be directed to Continuing Education at 715-346-3838