Hello Everyone,

VCGI (in partnership with several other organizations) is creating a GIS training course that will be implemented sometime in the next year. We are currently trying to gather information about how exactly to organize the course to meet as many needs as possible. We are still making decisions about content, timing, location, etc. The target audiences for this course will be both k-12 educators and municipal officials. If you think you might be interested in such a course, please take a moment to fill out the survey below and send me your responses via email or fax (802-882-3001). We would love to receive your responses by October 7.

Thank you!

Brief Description of Proposed Training: VCGI will present a course that introduces you to GIS, gives you hands on experience working with free GIS software (ArcExplorer) and data that you can install and use at work, and provides information about related resources.  NOTE: course may offer training with ArcGIS if enough interest is expressed.


  1. Would you be willing to travel to Montpelier on a weekly basis to attend this course?
  2. If not, how far (in travel time) would you be willing to travel?
  3. Of the following choices, which amount would you be willing/able to pay for such a course (circle one):

$50            $75            $100            $150            $200            $300            $400            $500

  1. Of the following choices, please indicate your first, second, and third choices for length of each class:

1 hour___            2 hours___            3 hours___            4 hours___            All Day___

  1. Of the following choices, please indicate your first, second, and third choices for total number of weeks (assuming one class per week) you would be willing to attend such a course:

2 weeks___            3 weeks___            4 weeks___            5 weeks___            6 weeks___

  1. Would you prefer that classes take place on weeknights, weekdays, or weekends?


  1. Is GIS software installed at your place of work (school or municipal office)? If so, what is it called?


  1. What level of GIS training would you be interested in (check one):

___Introductory (i.e. you have little or no GIS expertise at this time)

___Intermediate (i.e. you have some knowledge and experience of GIS, but need more hands-on training and direction)

___Advanced (i.e. you have GIS knowledge and expertise, but need help moving to the next level.

  1. Additional Comments:      

Leslie Pelch
Outreach Coordinator
Vermont Center for Geographic Information, Inc.
58 South Main Street, Suite 2
Waterbury, VT 05676
(Tel) 802-882-3002
(Fax) 802-882-3001
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