GIS workshop series to begin Jan. 12

January 8, 2018

By Blake Lytle
UAV & GIS Specialist
Clemson Center for Geospatial Technologies


The Clemson Center for Geospatial Technologies (CCGT) is hosting the GIS Fundamentals Workshop Series beginning on Friday, Jan. 12. These weekly hands-on workshops will provide experience with a variety of GIS concepts, software, and skills and are designed to help students acquire GIS skills that are in-demand for research and the job market. The workshops are free and open to all Clemson students, faculty, and staff who can register at Participants can attend one, several, or all workshops in the series with the possibility of earning a CCGT Certificate of Attendance.

The series will begin with Introduction to GIS, which will give students a basic understanding of ArcGIS Desktop software, its basic functionality, and applications. Topics covered include GIS data formats, navigation tools, accessing basemaps and mashing up data. After attending this workshop, students should feel comfortable creating a basic map on their own.

A new session for the series, Intro to Drones and LiDAR for Mapping, will be held in March and demonstrate how drones and ground-based LiDAR/laser scanners can be used to collect geospatial data, such as point clouds and aerial imagery, to be used in GIS analysis workflows.

These workshops will be held on Fridays from 2 – 5 p.m. in 406A Cooper on the dates below. For more information about the topics covered in each workshop, visit

  1. Introduction to GIS, Jan. 12
  2. GIS Data Creation and Management, Jan. 19
  3. Working with Tabular Data in GIS, Jan. 26
  4. Basic Spatial Analysis, Feb. 2
  5. Intermediate Spatial Analysis, Feb. 9
  6. Basic Spatial Statistics, Feb. 16
  7. Efficient Field Data Collection with GIS, Feb. 23
  8. Using and Visualizing LiDAR in GIS, March 2
  9. Intro to Cloud Mapping and Story Maps with ArcGIS Online, March 9
  10. Data Visualization & Analytics with Tableau, March 16
  11. Intro to Drones and LiDAR for Mapping, March 30

Questions? Contact Blake Lytle or visit to learn more about CCGT.

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