Informatics and GIS Program
University of California
Informatics and GIS Program

Introduction to GIS for Forestry

Shasta College

1316 - Geography / GIS Lab,
11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, CA 96003

Friday March 23rd from 9:00am to 5:00pm and
Saturday March 24
th from 9:00am to 1:00pm, 2018 

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Goal:  Provide overview of geospatial technologies for monitoring and mapping natural resources, with hands on experience using practical examples.

Workshop ContentJoin us on March 23-24 at Shasta College for an introductory workshop on forestry applications of GIS. This workshop will get you up to speed on spatial data fundamentals while working through the suite of cartographic and collection tools. Day 2 of this workshop will then feature a demonstration of forest data collection using drone technologies, and an open workshop session for participants to bring their own projects to work on with UC Cooperative Extension and Shasta College specialists.

This workshop has been designed for participants with little to no experience in GIS.  Presentations and exercises will introduce you to the basics of spatial data and types of analysis GIS may be used for, while using GPS and ArcGIS applications.

This course content is the result of a collaborative effort between UC ANR IGIS Statewide Program, the UC Berkeley, Geospatial Innovation Facility (GIF), and Shasta College Geography

For information regarding IGIS Workshops, please Click Here.  

Contact: For more information, please contact Ricky Satomi, UCCE Shasta-Trinity County Forestry Advisor at 530-224-4900,, or Sean Hogan of the UC Informatics and GIS (IGIS) Statewide Program regarding the content of the workshop, at 530-750-1322,


Audience: Public and private resource professionals as well as UC Cooperative Extension affiliates. 

Recomended: Participants should have an ArcGIS Online account, and bring a laptop computer with a recent version of the classic ArcGIS desktop installed on it.

ArcGIS 10.x can be obtained for UC ANR and UC AES work computers free of charge at Click Here

Alternatively, check at your respective university or institution for free or low cost options for acquiring ArcGIS Desktop.

Please download the ArcGIS software and request a user license several days in advance of the workshop to ensure that it is properly functioning before the workshop date.

ArcGIS Online: Non-ANR affiliates can sign up for a free ArcGIS Online Developers account by Clicking Here. Please login to the account in advance of the workshop to ensure that it is properly set up before the workshop date.

When & Where: March 23rd, from 9:00am to 5:00pm, with a catered lunch from 12 to 1pm.  Then on March 24th, from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

Shasta College, 1316 - Geography / GIS Lab
11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, CA 96003

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Cost: $40  

Register:  Click Here to register. Registration is limited to 25 participants, so please sign up early.



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