Land Use Academy

About the Geospatial Training Program (GTP)



As a part of UConn's Center for Land Use Education and Research, GTP was created to develop and conduct training in geospatial technologies to town officials, town staff, non-government officials and governmental agency staff and others. Since 2007, the program has trained over 2,000 individuals in geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), and new, rapidly evolving technologies designed to make maps and geospatial data available over the internet. Since 2009, GTP has also conducted geospatial training for Land and Sea Grant colleagues nationwide, as part of a USDA Water Program grant. Learn more about our award winning team of instructors!

In addition to teaching, GTP has evolved into a developer of geospatial web tools, typically in partnership with another agency or another CLEAR program. Some products coming out of the GTP shop include:

About the Center For Land Use Education & Research (CLEAR)

CLEAR provides information, education and assistance to land use decision makers, in support of balancing growth and natural resource protection. To achieve this goal, CLEAR conducts remote sensing research, develops landscape analysis tools and training, and conducts outreach education programs. CLEAR is a partnership between UConn's Department of Natural Resources and the Environment and the Department of Extension, two units of the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR), and the Connecticut Sea Grant Program. Learn More