Shasta County
University of California
Shasta County

GIS Workshop Was March 23-24

Took place on March 23-24 at Shasta College. An introductory workshop on forestry applications of GIS. This workshop got attendants up to speed on spatial data fundamentals while working through the suite of cartographic and collection tools. Day 2 of this workshop then featured a demonstration of forest data collection using drone technologies, and an open workshop session for participants to bring their own projects to work on with UC Cooperative Extension and Shasta College specialists.


This workshop has been designed for participants with little to no experience in GIS.  Presentations and exercises introduced attendees to the basics of spatial data and types of analysis GIS may be used for, while using GPS and ArcGIS applications.


Topics That Were Covered



  • What is GIS?
  • Geospatial Data Considerations
  • Data Sources
  • How to choose between ArcGIS Desktop, ArcPro or Quantum GIS


  • Accessing data in ArcGIS
  • Querying data by location and attributes
  • Creating a map for export
  • and much more...

Click here to preview the Workshop Agenda



More Information

 Contact Ricky Satomi, UCCE Shasta-Trinity County Forestry Advisor at 530-224-4900,, or Sean Hogan of the UC Informatics and GIS (IGIS) Statewide Program regarding the content of the workshop, at 530-750-1322,


Workshop Location

Workshop Agenda


When was it?

 Friday, March 23rd  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 24th 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 Note: Presentations began at 9 am

Snacks and Coffee started at 8 am


Where was it?

Shasta College

11555 Old Oregon Trail

Redding, CA 96003


What was the Cost?

Fee is $40 and includes lunch on Friday


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