Geographic Information Systems
Southeast Region

Annual GIS Training in Cookeville, Tennessee

The annual Regional training in Cookeville has been a popular event for the last 12 years.



Hello everyone!

We are excited to announce our 2011 Regional GIS Training at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, TN on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 beginning at 8 AM Central and ending on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 5pm. Tuition is free! The only cost to your station/office are travel expenses. Cookeville hotels are easily found around $70 per night. The Regional GIS Committee will meet on Monday afternoon before the training. The training is open to any interested R4 employee. Enrollment for other FWS, DOI, Federal, or State employees will be open on a space-available basis once Regional requests are accommodated.

If you are interested in attending, please send an e-mail to Jason Duke at with the name, job title, office, phone, and e-mail of EACH person attending from your office. We need an accurate head count by April 1, 2011. Course lists will be e-mailed to everyone we have on record as of that date to allow you to pre-register for the course offerings. A detailed agenda will be sent at that time.

The training will open with a general 2 hour plenary session to be followed by multiple tracks of courses. We will focus on Geodatabases a lot in classes this year to help you transition to the Geodatabase model. There will be an Intro track, an Intermediate/Advanced Track, and a GPS track. Steve Holzman will be teaching the NCTC Intro to GIS course for a full 2-day period.. All courses are hands on and will be taught using ArcGIS 10 and extensions. GPS units covered will primarily be Garmin and Trimble models. We will have NCTC instructors providing some of the training and the course content will differ from that of last year. We are targeting different training opportunities for all levels of GIS knowledge and skill.

This training is part of our overall Regional GIS efforts and, as such, is approved by the Regional Directorate. You must have supervisory approval to attend and your station/program is responsible for your travel.

This is the only training opportunity that will occur in Cookeville this fiscal year sponsored by the Tennessee Field Office and the ARD for Budget & Administration.

We look forward to seeing you in Cookeville!

Jason Duke, GIS & IT Specialist
Cookeville, TN 38501
931-528-6481 ext.216 Phone
931-528-7075 Fax


Jackie Parrish, Assistant Regional Director for Budget & Administration
Southeast Region, US FWS
Atlanta, GA
(404) 679-4087


TN Tech University

GIS Training in Cookeville
Tennessee Technological University
Cookeville, Tennessee
May 17-19, 2011

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