For the first time, the University of Hawai‘i Maui College will offer Geographic Information Systems Summer Institute classes.
The classes will feature a range of hands-on learning experiences for beginners who are curious to learn about GIS, as well as classes for experienced GIS users who are ready to advance their skills.
An example of GIS technologies is Google Earth and Google Maps.
“GIS offers a visual way to use maps to analyze and understand data to reveal relationships, patterns, and trends,” said GIS instructor Sarah McLane Bryan.
GIS skills are also widely used in natural resources and other STEM career paths. The GIS Summer Institute welcomes high school and college students to earn a non-credit certificate, as well as community members interested in professional development.
“Taking classes in GIS has enabled me to apply the skills I learned in the classroom to my current job, and inspired my senior capstone project,” said Dwight Baldwin, a student in the Sustainable Science Management bachelor degree program.
Complete any three of the following courses to earn a certificate from the GIS Summer Institute.
Intro to GIS for Natural Resource and Agricultural Management
Instructor Sarah McLane Bryan, $189, June 5-8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Instructor Sarah McLane Bryan, $229, June 12-15, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Instructor Sarah McLane Bryan, $129, June 17, 8 a.m. – noon.
Instructor Colin Lindeman, $229, June 19-28, M & W, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
For more information visit the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui website  and click New GIS Summer Institute link under Latest News.