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2023 GIS Essentials Faculty Workshop/Training

We provide scheduled and on-demand instruction in the fundamentals of Remote Sensing, Digital image processing and analysis, Drones, GIS, data management, data visualization tools, and spatial analysis. We can also provide customized training for specific disciplines or departments and access to advanced training online.

We are excited to announce our upcoming GIS faculty training, which will be held biweekly from March - June via Zoom.

The workshop will cover a wide range of GIS mapping techniques that are essential for professionals who deal with geospatial data, including but not limited to business analysts, urban planners, environmental scientists, and geographers. We have designed this workshop to help you develop your GIS skills and stay up-to-date with the latest technologies in the field.

During these workshops, you will learn how to:

  • Create high-quality maps and analyze geospatial data.

  • Use GIS software to manage and manipulate data.

  • Visualize data using advanced mapping techniques.

  • Conduct spatial analysis and generate reports.

Our expert instructors Emily Blackburn and Jessie Bleile has years of experience in the field and will provide you with hands-on training, ensuring that you leave the workshop with practical skills that you can apply immediately in your work.

This workshop is perfect for anyone who wants to take their GIS skills to the next level and improve their professional development. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced GIS user, this workshop will provide you with invaluable insights and techniques.

Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your GIS skills and advance your career. Register now.

If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Reda Amer, the director of the UMSL Geospatial Collaboration


Title & Content  




Geospatial data types – Pt 1 of ArcGIS Desktop Essentials  

  • Raster  
  • Elevation  
  • Vector  
  • Text  


Friday 3/24/23 @ 1 PM  



Jessie Bleile  



Principles of Geodesy-- Pt 2 of ArcGIS Desktop Essentials  

  • Datums  
  • Coordinate systems  
  • Projections and transformations  


Friday 4/7/21 @ 1 PM  


Jessie Bleile  



ArcPro Desktop to AGOL/EP: Using Storymaps, Survey 123, and Dashboards/Apps  

  • Getting data to/from Pro and AGOL  
  • What apps are available via our AGOL  
  • Dashboards and Apps   
  • Survey 123  
  • Storymaps  


Friday 4/14/23 @ 1PM  


Emily Blackburn  


Creating and Editing Data-- Pt 3 of ArcGIS Desktop Essentials  

  • Creating and Editing Data  
  • Attribution  


Friday 4/21/23 @ 1 PM  


Jessie Bleile  


Basic Data Analysis-- Pt 4 of ArcGIS Desktop Essentials  

  • Joins  
  • Relates  
  • Queries  


Friday 5/5/23 @ 1 PM  


Jessie Bleile  


Living Atlas and Other Data Sources  

  • How to use Living Atlas to get quality data quickly in both Desktop and AGOL  
  • How to search for/use Rest Service/API data in both Desktop and AGOL  
  • How to save these data sets locally for further spatial analysis  


Friday 5/12/23 @ 1PM  


Emily Blackburn  


Basic Spatial Analysis-- Pt 5 of ArcGIS Desktop Essentials  

  • Common geoprocessing tools:  
  • Clip  
  • Erase  
  • Intersect  
  • Union  
  • Merge  
  • Buffer  
  • Dissolve  


Friday 5/19/23 @ 1 PM  


Jessie Bleile  


Product Creation-- Pt 6 of ArcGIS Desktop Essentials  

  • Map design  
  • Map elements  


Friday 6/2/23 @ 1 PM  


Jessie Bleile  



Using ESRI Academy Trainings  

  • How to find ESRI courses  
  • What faculty can use it for (classroom, self, GRA)  
  • How to search for and enroll in classes  
  • How to see if things you have assigned others have been completed  

Friday 6/9/23 @ 1PM  


Emily Blackburn