The Geospatial Centroid organizes GIS-related workshops geared toward introducing and teaching practical GIS skills that can be used at school and in the workplace. Past workshop topics include Python for ArcGIS, Cartography, Story Maps, and GIS in Social Sciences.

Spring 2017 workshops:

Adventures in Geospatial Technology Workshop Series

Session 2: Getting To Know Geographic Data 

GIS, web maps, GPS data, satellite imagery?

If you are using (or trying to use!) maps or spatial data in your work, but need to learn the basics and get on the right track, then this is the workshop for you!

Get started with geospatial technology in this 2-hour beginner level hands-on workshop. Learn about spatial data structures and formats, geographic coordinates and projections, and choices for web and desktop GIS applications. Geared toward beginners who need to learn the fundamentals of GIS and geographic data. Free, but registration is required.

Two offerings to choose from:

Wednesday, April 5th   |   3 – 5 pm    -FULL, but you can sign up for the wait list


Thursday, April 6th   |   12:30 – 2:30 pm   -FULL, but you can sign up for the wait list

Morgan Library Classroom 175

Click here to sign up for the wait list or click here to see a detailed outline of topics

GIS Career Workshop for Graduate Students

Spatial Thinking and GIS Workshop: Enhancing Skills and Career Opportunities for CSU Graduate Students Beyond Academia. (Click here for the PDF)

Free to attend, but please register here. Sign up soon, space is limited!

Friday, April 14th  |   12:00 – 5:00pm   |   Morgan Library Event Hall

Lunch and Welcome  |  12:00 – 1:00

Panel Discussion  |  1:00 – 2:30

Critical Thinking (Break-out and Hands-on sessions)   |  2:45 – 4:15

Discussion and Conclusion  |  4:15 – 5:00

This workshop will provide graduate students with an introduction to the soft-skills of ‘spatial analysis,’ and to the technical aspects of GIS. Students will discover how geospatial skills can have a multiplying and complementary effect on the work they are undertaking within their disciplinary home, and render them more competitive for opportunities in diverse career areas.

  •  Introduce graduate students to how spatial analysis and GIS skills, techniques, and tools are currently used in a variety of workplaces (this will include a hands-on introduction to GIS)
  • Explain how to build upon these basic skills at CSU
  • Provide examples of how to highlight these skills in a CV, resume, or during a job interview

Presented by the Geospatial Centroid, with support of a grant from the CSU Graduate School.

Questions? Email us!

Have an idea for a workshop you’d like to see offered? Send us an email with your suggestions.

Want to teach a workshop? Let us know that too!