Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Outreach/Training

GIS in Schools:
The LINK-GIS partnership works with local schools throughout the year to bring an understanding about GIS to the classroom. LINK-GIS works with teachers to provide appropriate curriculum that fits the grade level and subject area including; social studies, math or science. We utilize a normal class period to teach students the concepts of GIS, how the LINK-GIS partners use GIS to serve the community, relate GIS to current events, and how it can be used as a learning tool. The students are given a hands-on exercise using Northern Kentucky data, ESRI's free ArcReader software, and our website ( We also participate in career days, science and engineering fairs.

Web Training:
“Using Web Based GIS” is a class that we offer with a hands-on approach. This training is free and certified by the Kentucky Real Estate Appraisal Board for 4 CEU’s

GIS Workshop:
This two-day workshop is an introductory level course for people who will use GIS as part of their job. Attendees will become familiar with the GIS software and data, and learn how to edit the data.

GIS Day:
This is an international celebration of everything involving Geographic Information Systems. It is held annually on the third Wednesday in November as part of Geography Awareness Week. We collaborate with our partners as well as local universities and libraries to develop and conduct activities.

For more information regarding any of these programs, please contact the GIS Department at gis02(at)