Our Academic Role

GeoData Center faculty, research personnel, and adjunct instructors teach undergraduate and graduate Online GIS courses offered through the Earth and Environmental Sciences department at the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering as part of Certificate and Master's degree programs. Our involvement with the GIS curriculum expanded with the MS GIS Administration program, which recruited its first class in Fall 2014. The Center's training component continues to grow.

Certificates and Degrees

GIS programs like these address the growing need for GIS technicians, analysts, and managers in respective fields. Courses cover fundamental concepts in GIS, spatial concepts, advanced geospatial analysis techniques, modeling, remote sensing, and cartographic design.  Our courses continue to receive favorable reviews. Choose an option of interest to learn more.


Continuing Education

The GeoData Center routinely offers short courses through UWF Continuing Education and free through Canvas.net targeted at the practicing professional. These courses are taught by UWF faculty members, GDC research scientists, and  industry specialists. The courses are designed for professionals in planning, government, and other diverse disciplines interested in applying GIS principles and technology to their issues. No previous GIS knowledge is required but a working knowledge of computing systems and basic GIS concepts is helpful.

GIS Training Academy

Collection of fully online, 6 week training courses designed to increase your ArcGIS software skills in a short period of time.

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Introduction to GIS MOOC

This is a free 6 week, non-college credit Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) that offers a low-impact introduction to GIS including both conceptual and hands-on instructional videos. 

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Other Resources

Online tutorials and training are great tools for those needing to perform a specific task, or use a particular tool. Online Certificate students at UWF may request to take select ESRI virtual campus courses free of charge.

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Student Internships

Undergraduate research is a core value at UWF and plays a large part in GDC work program. Student interns work alongside our research professionals and become vital members of our team. GDC supports students as they work on intellectually-driven projects with faculty and staff mentors across a wide range of disciplines. The GDC also connects academic program students with internship opportunities across the nation.

Internship Program