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IMC Workshops

The Digital Media Center offers workshops on different types of GIS software. Workshops can be booked individually or by faculty, staff, or students. Please visit the library calendar to register for an upcoming workshop.

To request a customized workshop that is not listed on the Library calendar, please click on the link below and fill out the form.

To setup a one-on-one training session, please contact Rob McDougald: or 662-325-7676.

GIS Workshop Descriptions

Google Maps - An introduction to the basic functions of Google Maps.

  • create your own maps with photos and links
  • use tabular data to plot points
  • add polygons
  • share your maps with others

Google Earth Pro - An introduction to the basic functions of Google Earth Pro.

  • explore the Google Earth interface
  • add and edit map markers
  • insert image overlays
  • record map tours

ArcGISLearn the basic tools of creating a map with ArcGIS. Visualizing and managing geographic data is possible with just a few clicks of the mouse.

  • navigate the interface
  • add a base map
  • import data layers
  • edit polygons
  • add geocoded data

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