Geographic Information Systems
In the Southeast region we use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and location data to perform spatial analysis and to produce maps. Spatial data plays a very important role in decision making. For example, the Service uses location data on threatened and endangered species to consult with developers in order to avoid impacts to these species. We use environmental data to create models that predict the locations of rare species or to prioritize locations for restoration. The Southeast Region’s GIS Steering Committee meets several times each year to facilitate data collection, sharing, and spatial analysis. Learn more about GIS projects in the Southeast.
The committee also provides an annual GIS training opportunity each summer in Cookeville, TN. The National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV provides GIS training opportunities throughout the year.
Annual GIS Training
We are excited to announce our 2017 Regional GIS Training at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, TN on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 beginning at 8:00 AM Central and ending on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 5pm. Tuition is free, the only cost for the training are travel and lodging expenses. The training is open to any interested southeast region employee with supervisory approval. 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 Matthew Snider or Jason Duke with the name, job title, office, phone, and e-mail of EACH attendee from your office. We need an accurate head count by April 14, 2017. 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 4 hour plenary session to be followed by multiple tracks of courses. There will be an Intro track, an Intermediate and an Advanced track. Caty McCurdy will lead the Intro to GIS course for a full 3-day period and a team of instructors will lead the Intermediate track. All courses are hands-on and will be taught using ArcGIS 10.4.1 and extensions. We are targeting different training opportunities for all levels of GIS knowledge and skill.
The course descriptions should help you get a better idea of which classes to sign up for. We look forward to seeing you in Cookeville!
- National U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Data
- USFWS National Wetlands Inventory (NWI)
- USGS National GAP Analysis Program
- National Climate Data
- USGS National Land Cover Database
- USGS National Map Viewer
- USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Data Gateway
- NOAA Office for Coastal Management
- USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
- USGS Protected Areas Database
- Geological Survey of Alabama and State Oil and Gas Board
- Arkansas GIS Office
- Florida Geographic Data Library
- Florida Department of Environmental Protection
- Florida Land Boundary Information System
- Southwest Florida Water Management District
- Georgia GIS Clearinghouse
- Kentucky Division of Geographic Information
- Mississippi Automated Resource Information System
- South Carolina Department of Natural Resources GIS
- Tennessee GIS Clearinghouse
Regional GIS Steering Committee
Yvonne Allen, Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing
Gulf Coast Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative
237 Parker Coliseum, LSU
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803
Phone: (225) 578-2203