AASHTO TC3 Introduction to GIS Mapping Self-paced Online

Date: 1/17/2023 8:00 AM - 9/30/2023 8:00 AM

Location: On Demand





IMPORTANT INFORMATION: After you register you will receive a confirmation email containing instructions on how to access the course modules on the AASHTO website, along with a promotional code. The instructions will also be available in your UMTC registration portal for future reference. 

*NOTE: this promo code offer (through Baystate Roads) is only available to the public sector. Others are welcome to register directly through the AASHTO website.

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Course Description:

This 2 hour course presents the basics of geographic information systems (GIS), which are used to help leverage location intelligence to manage critical assets and analyze real-time data for operational excellence.
This is an introductory course covering the theory and application of mapping using geographic information systems (GIS). The course includes an overview of the general principles of GIS and practical experience in its use. There are four modules that make up this course. These are:

• Introduction to GIS;
• Data Collection;
• Data Analysis; and
• Mapping

This course offers 2 professional development hours (PDHs). You will see the PDHs on your course completion certificate, which also serves as documentation of your attendance. PDH requirements vary, therefore, it is up to you to determine whether or not this particular course qualifies under your State or board requirements.

Target Audience:

Course is open to public sector employees only. This course targets members of the transportation industry, particularly departments of transportation, with limited to early-intermediate knowledge of GIS, that work or plan to work with GIS data and mapping tools in support of transportation-related projects. The target audience for this training includes inspectors, engineers, supervisors, and project managers.

Learning Outcomes:

• Define GIS;
• Summarize the progression of GIS technology;
• Describe how the transportation industry leverages GIS;
• Describe the common sources of GIS information;
• List the types of data sources used for GIS;
• Explain considerations related to GIS data;
• Describe how data is analyzed for GIS;
• Explain the role of data layers and topology in GIS;
• List data analysis techniques that are used for GIS;
• List the key cartography techniques and map elements leveraged in GIS;
• Summarize the software available for producing GIS maps; and
• Explain considerations related to map sharing and cartography.


First Name Affiliation
Liz Town of Harvard
Ralph Town of Brookline
Charles Town of Chelmsford
Jose MassDOT District 6
Steve Town of Ashby
Abebaw Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT)
Jessica Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)
Emily City of Cambridge DPW
Brodie Town of Longmeadow Engineering
Maggie City of Northampton
Sophia City of Cambridge DPW
Jeffrey Town of Yarmouth
Eileen Town of Burlington
Fred Town of Berlin
Melissa Town of Southborough
John City of Chelsea
Nancy National Rural Transit Assistance Program
Robert Town of Natick DPW
Nathan Town of Uxbridge
Ryan Town of Longmeadow Engineering
Ryan Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC)
Dena Town of Wilbraham
Jason City of Somerville
Jeff City of Fitchburg
Adam Town of Rutland
Todd City of Worcester
Katherine Town of Wakefield
Rachael MA Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) (Boston)
David University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass)
Quinn City of Chicopee
Joseph MassDOT District 2
Harrison Town of Franklin
Jenn Bike Newton
Kenneth Town of Barnstable
Stephen Town of Stow
Amy Town of Marblehead
John Town of Gill
Caleb Town of Auburn Highway Division
Guilford Town of Amherst
Brooke Town of Franklin
Chike City of Brockton
Justin City of Fitchburg Water
Cece Mountain Rides Transportation Authority (ID)
Sheila Town of Lexington
Joanna Town of Auburn Highway Division
Khyati Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC)
James Town of Whitman DPW
Paul Town of Athol DPW
Robyn StarMetro Transit (FL)
Glenn City of Greenfield
Lindsey Town of Brookfield
Leslie City of Worcester DPW & Parks
Diane City of Easthampton
Yaser City of Cambridge DPW
Nicholas Town of Auburn Highway Division
Alyssa Town of Merrimac
Peter Town of Southborough
Vinnie Town of Longmeadow DPW
Matthew Town of Chesterfield Highway Department
Bethany Town of Marblehead
deborah City of Worcester
Wendy City of Weymouth DPW
Gray City of Cambridge DPW
Samuel City of Greenfield DPW
Mark City of Quincy
Addie Mae Town of Sherborn
Maggie Town of Marblehead
Chuck Town of Deerfield