The Geospatial Centroid offers workshops geared toward introducing and teaching practical GIS skills that can be used at school and in the workplace.

Nature Conservancy cartographer and former Centroid intern, Max Cook, demos the software during an ArcGIS Pro workshop in Nov. 2017.



Finding Data and Solving Problems in ArcGIS Online

Learn how to find data and solve spatial problems in ArcGIS Online with Esri’s Joseph Kerski. Join us a for a 1-hour demo and brown bag and/or a 2-hour hands-on workshop in ArcGIS Online.  Great for the GIS beginner!!

Date: Wednesday, March 6th

Presenter:  Dr. Joseph Kerski, Education Manager at Esri, GIS educator, and geography aficionado

Click here for the materials/links that we walked through in this workshop.




Cartography: Tips, Tricks, and Lessons Learned

In this 2-hour hands-on workshop, CSU alum and Nature Conservancy cartographer Max Cook will show how to accomplish some cartographic tricks to make beautiful and inspiring maps, and provide some handy tips for making map-making easier.

Friday, April 26th, 2 – 4pm. Morgan Library Room 174

Details and registration coming soon!


ArcGIS Pro workshops


  • Migrating from ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro.  Thursday, April 25th, 8:30am – 11:30am.  Morgan Library Room 174.  Students: Free ; Non-students (CSU or otherwise): $25

Geared toward those with ArcMap experience, this workshop will focus on how to get started in ArcGIS Pro, starting with an MXD and learning how to use the new interface to accomplish the most common tasks such as navigation, editing, geoprocessing, and making a simple map. Licensing, installation and reasons for migration will also be discussed.


  • Creating and managing map layouts in ArcGIS Pro. Wednesday, May 1st, 1:00 – 4:00pm. Morgan Library Room 174. Optional Q&A time 4:00 – 5:00pm.  Students: Free ; Non-students (CSU or otherwise): $25

Bring your own MXDs* and data for both guided and self-directed exercises working with layouts, configuring map elements and using templates. Learn to make the most of ArcGIS Pro’s new layout functionality and symbology options, such as multiple layouts, WYSIWYG formatting, and improved behavior of map elements. Geared toward those with some experience in ArcGIS Pro.   (*Sample MXDs and data will be provided for those who need them)


  • Spatial Analysis in ArcGIS Pro. Date TBD.


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

Our previous workshops can be found on the Past Events page.