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Geospatial Training

The Branch of Geospatial Support provides geographic information system training to Bureau of Indian Affairs offices and employees of federally recognized Tribes.

Tribal Eligibility

Refer to the list of Indian Entities Recognized by and Eligible to Receive Services from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs for information about the eligibility of your Tribe for geographic information system (GIS) training.

Course Information

There is no tuition cost for GIS training.

At this time, all GIS training is instructor-led online training and requires a stable internet connection.

All courses are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the time zone indicated.

Please note: Training dates and availability are subject to change at the discretion of the Branch of Geospatial Support (BOGS) and GIS trainers.

Esri 2022 Training Schedule for the Alaska, Northwest, and Pacific Regions
Course Date Time Zone
Introduction to GIS using ArcGIS 2/2 - 2/3 Pacific
Migrating from ArcMap in ArcGIS Pro 3/2 - 3/3 Pacific
Creating Story Maps with ArcGIS 3/30 Pacific
Field Data Collection and Management 4/27 - 4/28 Pacific
ArcGIS: Exploring the Possibilities 5/25 - 5/26 Pacific
ArcGIS Enterprise Configuring a Base Deployment 11/2 - 11/3 Pacific

 

Esri 2022 Training Schedule for the Eastern, Eastern Oklahoma, and Southern Plains Regions
Course Date Time Zone
Introduction to GIS using ArcGIS 1/26 - 1/27 Central
Migrating from ArcMap in ArcGIS Pro 2/23 - 2/24 Central
ArcGIS: Exploring the Possibilities 3/23 - 3/24 Central
ArcGIS Pro Essential Workflows 4/19 - 4/21 Central
Creating Story Maps with ArcGIS 5/18 Central
Creating Python Scripts for ArcGIS 9/13 - 9/15 Central

 

Esri 2022 Training Schedule for the Great Plains, Midwest, and Rocky Mountain Regions
Course Date Time Zone
Introduction to GIS using ArcGIS 1/19 - 1/20 Mountain
Migrating from ArcMap in ArcGIS Pro 2/16 - 2/17 Mountain
Migrating from ArcMap in ArcGIS Pro 3/16 - 3/17 Mountain
Field Data Collection and Management 4/13 - 4/14 Mountain
Sharing Content to ArcGIS Enterprise 5/11 - 5/12 Mountain
ArcGIS Pro Essential Workflows 9/6 - 9/8 Mountain

 

Esri 2022 Training Schedule for the Navajo, Southwest, and Western Regions
Course Date Time Zone
Introduction to GIS using ArcGIS 1/5 - 1/6 Mountain
Migrating from ArcMap in ArcGIS Pro 2/9 - 2/10 Mountain
Managing Geospatial Data in ArcGIS 3/9 - 3/10 Mountain
Field Data Collection and Management 4/6 - 4/7 Mountain
Sharing Content to ArcGIS Enterprise 5/4 - 5/5 Mountain
Working with Lidar Data in ArcGIS 8/31 Mountain

 

ELA Program Provides Access to No-Cost Online Training with Esri e-Learning

There are several Esri online GIS courses available at no cost through the current Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) between Esri and the Department of the Interior. Access to these Esri self-paced online courses is managed on the "My Esri" site. Every individual listed as an authorized ArcGIS user under an active ELA account is eligible for access to Esri Training self-paced e-Learning.

The first step to access the free courses is to contact the Geospatial Support Help Desk at geospatial@bia.gov and request access to Esri's e-Learning.

After approving your request, BOGS will send you an "Invitation to take Esri Training." When you click on the "Accept Invitation" button in the invitation email, you will be prompted to login to your Esri Account or create an Esri Account if you do not already have one. After logging in, your Esri Account will be connected to BOGS's Esri Account and you will be able to take the e-Learning courses for free.

Additional Information

Contact Us

Branch of Geospatial Support
Office of Trust Services, Division of Program Management and Coordination , 13922 Denver West Parkway Building 54, Suite 300 
Lakewood, CO 80401
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. MDT, Monday-Friday 
geospatial@bia.gov
(405) 230-0480

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