Desktop GIS 101: Analyzing Data and Creating Maps

Includes detailed exercises to walk students through introductory GIS, mapping, and spatial analysis

by University of Minnesota

Target Skill Level: Beginner

This seven-hour workshop introduces participants to using a geographic information system (GIS) to analyze data and create maps. Through a combination of presentations and hands-on exercises, participants will learn basic GIS concepts and the fundamentals of spatial analysis. While this workshop is taught using Esri's ArcMap software, but the concepts apply to geographic information systems in general.

Hosted by the University of Minnesota, Desktop GIS 101 is part of a larger set of trainings on resources for spatial research, titled U-Spatial. The trainings are hosted in-person and most are offered at no cost to UMN students and staff. However, spots are reserved for non-University community members. Other 2017 workshops include Collector 101: Field Data Collection using Esri's Collector for ArcGIS, Mapping 101: Introduction to Spatial Analysis using ArcGIS Online, and Story Maps 101: Visual Storytelling with Maps. More information on trainings:


Course Categories: Software