Spring GIS Workshop at GMCG
Green Mountain Conservation Group (GMCG) will host a GIS (Geographic Information System) workshop this April led by Shane Bradt of the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension. Shane is a Geospatial Technology/Water Quality State Specialist and has been teaching geospatial workshops for UNH Extension since 2001. The workshop will take place Tuesday, April 2, 2019, from 1:30 to 3:30 PM at GMCG’s Blue Heron House: 236 Huntress Bridge Road in Effingham, NH.
A GIS is used to gather, manage, and analyze data. GIS incorporates geography and analyzes spatial location using maps and 3D scenes. While desktop GIS is becoming more accessible all the time, plenty of easy (and some free) options exist for novice and intermediate GIS users to make and share online maps. April’s workshop, led by Shane, will allow participants to make their own online maps and will summarize the variety of GIS options that currently exist, followed by giving participants hands-on experience making maps with several free online mapping websites.
Organizations in virtually every field are using GIS to make effective maps that can communicate, analyze, and share information based on their specialties. GMCG has used GIS in the past to provide spatial analysis of water quality data and potential contamination sources in programs such as GET WET!, a groundwater education program in schools, and RIVERS, a volunteer-driven tributary sampling program.
GIS has become an essential tool for planning for the protection of natural resources where we live. Come learn the basics of GIS and explore its uses in your own fields of interest. The cost of the workshop is $30 per person. Space is limited, please pre-register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.