AASHTO TC3 Introduction to GIS Mapping Self-paced Online

Date: 1/4/2022 8:00 AM - 3/31/2022 8:00 AM






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

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Course Description:

This 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 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.



No Cost
Register by 3/31/2022
Public Sector


If you are having trouble registering, please email admin@umasstransportationcenter.org or call (413) 545-2604 for assistance.

First Name Affiliation
Liz Town of Harvard
Jose Town of Wellesley DPW
Jessica Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)
Brodie Town of Longmeadow Engineering
Fred Town of Berlin
John City of Chelsea
Robert Town of Natick DPW
Richard City of Taunton
Ryan Town of Longmeadow Engineering
Dena Town of Wilbraham
Rachael Department of Conservation and Recreation
Quinn City of Chicopee
Joseph Town of Wilbraham
Caleb Town of Auburn Highway Division
Guilford Town of Amherst
Chris Town of Hadley
Khyati Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC)
Emily City of Cambridge DPW
Robyn StarMetro Transit
Diane City of Easthampton
Alyssa Town of Merrimac
Matthew Town of Chesterfield
deborah City of Worcester
Maggie Town of Marblehead