AASHTO TC3 Introduction to GIS Mapping Self-paced Online

Date: 10/1/2023 - 9/30/2024

Location: Online


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Capacity:

17/100



Overview

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.

 

Registration
Amount

No Cost
Register by 9/30/2024
Public Sector

Register

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

Please be advised, cancellations must be received no later than 7 days prior to the class, or the registration fee will not be refunded.

 
Attendees
First Name Affiliation
SUSAN Town of Lexington - Lexpress
Peter Town of Spencer
Edward City of Cambridge DPW
Robert Town of Wellesley Engineering Division
Christopher Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Boston)
Mario Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT)
Julianna Town of Kingston
Jonathan Town of Marblehead
Kristina Town of Dunstable
Deb Town of Maynard DPW
John Town of Gill
Brian Town of Bernardston DPW
Justin City of Fitchburg Water
Peter Town of Southborough
Barry Town of Medway DPW
Adam Town of Watertown DPW
Mark City of Quincy