CSP7100 - GIS Introduction

Course CodeCSP7100
Course TitleGIS Introduction

TUITION FEES: The Cost To Learner displayed in the Course Details is an approximate amount. Please refer to the 'Class Cost to Learner' displayed in the Class Details for the specific class session you wish to attend. Additional information is available at the NCTC website.

Note: Tuition is not applicable to FWS, BLM and NPS employees.

A geographic information system (GIS) is a powerful tool that can assist conservation professionals in natural resource-related projects. This course gives participants an introduction to GIS technology and terminology and teaches them how to use an existing GIS. Professionals emerge from this course with skills in the use of GIS software. Training examples use data from actual FWS projects and other similar conservation efforts.

College Credit: 2 semester hours.


  • Describe the basic functioning of GIS technology and its application to natural resource management;
  • Make decisions in the application of GIS technology to natural resource issues;
  • Create and print maps; and
  • Use GIS software for natural resource applications.

Target Audience:
Professionals working in conservation and natural resource projects, including field station and refuge personnel who wish to use the capabilities of GIS to better manage natural resources. No previous experience with GIS is required. Note: Experienced individuals who wish to develop GIS systems should consider taking 'GIS Project Design for Natural Resources' (TEC7129)

Delivery MethodInstructor Led
Non-FWS Fee$956.00
Instructional Hours32
Course Content ContactMark Richardson: mark_richardson@fws.gov; (304) 876-7470; mark_richardson@fws.gov
Curriculum CategoryGeospatial and Statistics
Course FrequencyTwice per year
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Extracted from DOI LEARN on8/31/2016 3:30:21 AM

Schedule:  CSP7100 - GIS Introduction

StartEndLocationSession Contact
10/17/2016 10/20/2016 National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) Brenda Hooper: brenda_hooper@fws.gov
(304) 876-7449
6/12/2017 6/15/2017 National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) So Lan Ching, so_lan_ching@fws.gov
(304) 876-7771