"I attended the Introduction to ArcGIS Desktop class and I found the training to be very beneficial. Even though I haven't taken the opportunity to spend a lot of time in ArcGIS, I am around it enough to get the general idea of how things work and understand most of the terminology used. The training worked out well for me because it allowed me to connect the dots (The light bulb in my head actually went on for the first time in a while). The training was very straight forward and flowed at a good pace, i.e. discussion of a topic followed by extensive hands on (well written) exercises. The exercises provided a wide range of real life examples of how to connect to various data sources, bring the data in, query attributes and create output (maps, reports, charts, etc.). Thanks for recommending the training."

-- Jerry Einolf, Assistant Division Chief, Data Services Engineering Division, Office of Planning and Preliminary Engineering, Maryland State Highway Administration


Statewide GIS Training Program

The State of Maryland has implemented a Statewide GIS Training program designed to offer Maryland State employees with classroom and online delivery of GIS and GIS-related instruction. Online training will be hosted and delivered by the State's Learning Management System (LMS) and classroom training will be offered at various locations around the state.

All training will make use of Maryland data and the MD iMAP system, as well as, Maryland Open Data sites Socrata and Esri's GIS Data Catalog for Maryland. This program is managed by the Maryland Department of Information Technology GIO Office and the MD iMAP Technical Committee.


Thinking Spatially
Intermediate ArcGIS Online and MD iMAP
ArcGIS Collector

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Get answers to your questions about who is eligible for training, where will the training take place and how do I register. Also read through a brief description of what you would expect to learn by taking each course.

Available courses cover a variety of topics, including GIS, MD iMAP, ArcGIS Online (AGOL) and ArcGIS Desktop. All courses include a mix of instruction and guided exercises.


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Available courses include introductory courses on GIS, MD iMAP, ArcGIS Online (AGOL) and ArcGIS Desktop and intermediate courses on AGOL and MD iMAP.

Courses are scheduled throughout the months ahead at locations across the state. Find courses in your area and sign up soon before classes fill up.​ Registration is required for all courses.

Please contact Lisa Lowe at for more information concerning this program.

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