The use of geographic information systems and science (GIS) can enhance many fields of endeavor through the manipulation, analysis, and visual presentation of data.

Summer GIS Institute 2014

Advanced GIS A (Vector) and B (Raster)

Friday, May 23, 2014 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Open to faculty, graduate students, staff, and the general public. . Aimed at people who currently use or wish to incorporate more environmental, health, and or socio-economic GIS into their work. Two tracks will focus on raster and vector GIS approaches separately.

GIS for the Classroom

Friday, July 18, 2014 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
& Saturday July 19, 2014. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Primarily for pre-service and practicing 6-12 Social Studies teachers, but with open registration to anyone wanting to use GIS as a teaching tool.

Registration will be capped at 25 per section.
Cost is $175 per session, and includes one boxed lunch.

The Institute will be held at the Julius Glickman Conference Center on the University of Texas at Austin campus.

Glickman Center

The Department of Geography and the Environment

is pleased to offer this pilot GIS Institute for the Summer of 2014.


The GIS Institute is inspired by the success of the SSI institute, which currently offers only an introductory GIS course. Interest from previous SSI participants encouraged the department to offer more in-depth sessions.