The Center for Geospatial Information Science runs a series of summer/winter workshops focused on advancing students' skill-sets in the latest techniques, topics, and technologies in GIS.

The skill-set course sequence is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art in geospatial information science (GIS) and computational social science (CSS), through intensive training over a short time frame. The skill-set courses provide advanced training in key aspects of GIS and CSS, alongside hands-on lab-based exercises across a diversity of devices, software libraries, exercises, and data environments that emphasize “learning by doing”.

All courses are taught by faculty and staff in the School of Geographical Sciences and Center for Geospatial Information Science at the University of Maryland, who have extensive experience in building and applying geographic information systems for use in research and professional environments. 

Please visit for more details on currently offered courses.









Summer/Winter scenic tree