VTC hosts an Introduction to GIS and GPS class taught by VCGI staff. NEW THIS YEAR: Two different time/formats and times of year! We will be offering this course in the spring as an  8-week series of 2-hour evening classes in Williston. In the fall, we will offer it as a two-day course completed over two Saturdays. Choose the time frame and location that works for you!

Intro to GIS/GPS ($100) :

Participants will gain an understanding of fundamental geospatial concepts which they will then apply in learning how to use online mapping applications, consumer grade GPS receivers, and QGIS open source GIS software. QGIS will be used to explore and display geospatial data, to create new geospatial data, to perform simple geospatial analysis, and to compose basic maps appropriate for printing or publishing. Participants will develop a mapping question or project that they will explore and build on throughout the course. Training manual chapters from last year’s class are posted here (https://vcgi.vermont.gov/education/training#workbook) so you can check out what is covered or use them for self-training.

April 14 – June 2 (Williston Campus) – Eight Thursday evenings, 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Click here to register: https://greentrainings.vtc.edu/gis-trainings.html


September 10 and 17 (Randolph Campus) – Two Saturdays, 9-5 each. Click here to register: https://greentrainings.vtc.edu/gis-trainings.html