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Introduction to ArcGIS Desktop

Archived training materials for CLEAR's Introduction to ArcGIS Desktop three-day, in person workshop.

Workshop Syllabus  | Workshop Powerpoint SlidesHands-on Exercises 

Introduction to ArcGIS Online & Story Maps

Archived training materials for CLEAR's Introduction to ArcGIS Online & Story Maps, in person workshop.

Workshop Syllabus | Workshop Powerpoints Slides  | Hands-on Exercises

Tutorials & Technology Resources

Collecting Field Data with Avenza Maps


Smartphone App for Apple iOS and Android devices.

Reference Guide

Quick Guide (overview)

Field Guide (detailed)

Video Tutorials: GeoPDFs & Avenza Maps


CT Environmental Conditions Online (CT ECO)


A website containing maps of Connecticut's natural resources.


CT Trail Finder Logo

CT TrailFinder


An interactive website designed to help residents and visitors find all kinds of trails.


CT Trail Finder

CT Trails Program at UConn

ArcGIS StoryMaps


Combine interactive maps, digital media and interesting narratives into an engaging web experience.


ArcGIS StoryMaps gallery

CLEAR StoryMap gallery

NRCA project gallery

Even More Tutorials & Technology Resources

Collecting Field Data with Epicollect5

Smartphone App for Apple iOS and Android devices. Design custom data collection forms and collect field data with location information and media.

Reference Guide

Video Tutorials

Finding and Mapping Trails with AllTrails

Smartphone App for Apple iOS and Android devices. Create trail maps, trace custom paths, import and export GPS data.

Reference Guide

Video Tutorials

Editing and Adding Tracks in OpenStreetMap

The freely available geospatial data from OSM can be used for creating paper and electronic maps, geocoding of address and place names, and route planning.

Video Tutorials

Google Maps

Exporting Data from Track Kit & Epicollect5 into Google Maps.

Hands-on Activity

Creating a custom Google Map.

Google Maps Tutorial

Seek by iNaturalist

Seek allows curious naturalists of all ages to observe organisms (plants, animals, insects, etc.) with on-screen identification using computer vision based on data from iNaturalist.

User Guide

ArcGIS Online

Interactive maps create immersive experiences that take maps from a static view to an opportunity for users to explore.

Authoring an ArcGIS StoryMap

Combine your maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content to create compelling, user-friendly web apps.

StoryMap Tutorial

Using the Track Kit App to Collect GPS Data in the Field

Smartphone App for Apple iOS. Collect waypoints, tracks and media.

Geospatial Webinars

The Center for Land Use Education and Research has several webinars related to geospatial tools and training available for viewing. Visit CLEAR's Webinar Library for a complete list.

Related Programs

Natural Resources Conservation Academy (NRCA) at UConn

The NRCA mission is to engage diverse teen and adult participants in natural resources conservation through place-based, experiential outdoor education, and facilitate community action through collaborative partnerships that contribute to local environmental solutions, often applying geospatial technologies

NEMO at UConn

NEMO (Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials) provides information, education and assistance to local land use officials and other community groups on how they can accommodate growth while protecting their natural resources and community character.

Connecticut Trails

The Connecticut Trails program combines the Connecticut Trail Census, Connecticut Trail Finder, and People Active on Trails for Health and Sustainability (PATHS). Together these efforts work alongside the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to increase awareness and access to the state's 2000+ miles of multi-use greenways, parks, paths and forested areas.

Forest Stewardship Planning

Forest Stewardship Planning provides education for natural resource professionals, elected and appointed officials, volunteers and private woodland owners who care for this valued resource and landscape. Extension educators—in cooperation with many organizational partners—seek to improve the health, care, diversity, and management of Connecticut’s trees and forests.