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CCECS offers introductory GIS workshop

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Date: Thursday, July 2, 2015
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo College of Continuing Education and Community Service (CCECS) holds a two-day introductory workshop on Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Thursday and Friday, July 30 and 31, from 8:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. in the UH Hilo – GIS Computer Lab, Room K274. The cost is $600 and includes a textbook and student GIS software. Tuition for applicants who qualify for Employment &Training Fund (ETF) funding through the Department of Labor & Industrial Relations is $350. For more information, visit

Foundations of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) will introduce participants to the concepts and applications of GIS, which is one of the fastest growing technologies in the U.S. The workshop will cover conceptual and practical applications and analysis of spatial information using the ESRI ArcGIS suite of applications. Instructor Michelle Shuey, Ph.D. will provide a hands-on introduction to ArcGIS 10.x including spatial data structures and sources, spatial tools, spatial data display and query, map generation, and basic spatial analysis using ArcGIS software. Basic computer skills and a 4GB+ USB drive are required.

For more information, contact CCECS at 974-7664 or email

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