GIS workshop

Next GIS workshop: TBD

The Geographic Information Systems Laboratory regularly offers GIS workshops.  Our most recent GIS workshop was be held on campus Saturday, November 16th.   If you would be interested in attending a future GIS workshop, please fill out this form to let us know.

The GIS workshop is designed for beginners to gain hands-on experience of GIS. Participants will learn GIS basics using ArcGIS 10.7. If you are wanting to pursue a GIS certificate or thinking about taking ENS 404 (Fundamentals of GIS) or ENS 503 (Advanced GIS Applications), take this workshop to get ahead of the game and solidify your fundamental skills.   This workshop is also great for professionals seeking an opportunity to learn valuable skills. This workshop is designed to launch you into the world of GIS.

The workshop will cover the basics of displaying, querying, and sharing geospatial data using ArcGIS 10.7 desktop and ArcGIS online.  Participants will learn GIS basics using the latest ESRI ArcGIS 10.7 software.

  • Creating thematic maps
    • Display location and statistical data specific to your interests using professionally designed maps.
  • Finding the best locations for your projects
    • Conduct spatial queries and spatial processing to identify the best locations for your projects.
  • Geocoding addresses and mapping businesses and homes
    • Map addresses of your clients, locations of incidents, and points of interests.
  • Downloading and mapping data for your community
    • Work with census data, natural resources data, economic data, housing data, and other data specific to your interests.

Do you have an idea for a GIS workshop?

The Geographic Information Systems Laboratory is interested in hearing your ideas for a GIS workshop tailored to address academic or professional GIS needs for the UIS community and Springfield area.  Please fill out this form to let us know if you have any suggestions!


For more information, please contact the GIS Lab at (217) 206-8403, or email