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We can help your team of teachers or students get comfortable with geospatial technologies!

GISetc believes in the power of face-to-face training opportunities for professionals who desire GIS skills acquisition.  To this end, we have provided week-long institutes in very interesting and diverse locations across the globe. Since the summer of 2000, we have provided GIS professional development for K-12, college, and informal educators from varied locations such as California to New York to London and Abu Dhabi. These are just a few of the fascinating settings where GISetc has conducted GIS institutes.

In addition to our United States institutes, we began offering GIS field experiences in the Sarapiquí region of Costa Rica every year since the summer of 2004.  In 2005 we added a countrywide exploration of magical New Zealand. In 2007 and 2008 we hosted a GIS training event in the Peruvian Amazon.  In 2009 we also explored the Australian Outback. 2013 took us to Hawaii to study volcanoes with Gary Lewis and GSA!

Our trademark robust geospatial teaching model combined with our warm and personalized approach will join to capture the magic and wonder of the world’s natural treasures. You will not only learn more than you could think possible but you will meet colleagues and friends for life!  We will continue to offer these institutes for educators and those who are teachers at heart, to investigate the vast opportunities of taking GIS out of the classroom and into the field.

We speak TEACHER

We have been there, in the classroom trenches, and understand how standards, busy days and other factors can overwhelm instructors.

We speak ArcGIS Online

We stay on top of all the latest updates at ArcGIS Online.  All Carte Diem Press Books are up to date with AGO changes.


Custom Curriculum

Have a great idea? Let us make it geospatial for you!

Virtual Personal, Teacher or Classroom Training Pricing

Feeling insecure about doing GIS the first time?  We will connect with you, a group of teachers or a classroom of students to get you up to speed on geospatial technology. Let’s team teach!

30 minute session

  • The 30 minute session can include one of the following using ArcGIS Online only:
  • one-on-one or classroom session using one of the GeoInquiries
  • one-on-one or classroom session using one lesson in the Mapping Our World or Thinking Spatially Collection
  • one-on-one or classroom session using one lesson or concept from any Carte Diem Press Book
  • one-on-one or classroom session introducing geospatial technologies
  • one-on-one or classroom session introducing story maps

Custom Session

  • The session can include any ArcGIS online centered topic.  Let’s discuss your ideas and create a solution that works for you.

On Site Presentations, Workshops & Institutes Pricing

We consider each workshop or project custom.  Here’s an idea of what to expect from our quote.

1hr Presentation

  • The one hour presentation is designed to be an introduction to GIS, GPS, geospatial technologies, integrating technology or incorporating geospatial technology into a specific course of study.
  • Price includes any handouts and presumes availability of a projector and screen.

3hr Workshop

  • The  three-hour workshop is designed to be a hands-on experience.  Price includes any handouts and presumes availability of a projector and screen, computer lab or comparable setup for up to 20 attendees*.  If extra travel or accommodations are required, that is an extra expense.
  • *$300 for an additional 20 attendees

1 Week Institute

  • The one week workshop is full immersion into all aspects of integrating geospatial technologies into all subjects.  We’ll cover  best practices and standards integrations in depth.  The week includes daily hands-on computer work as well as outdoor learning experiences.  We explore the how-to do create lessons and model collaborative learning environments.  Price includes all handouts and presumes availability of a projector and screen, computer lab or comparable setup for up to 20 attendees*.  If extra travel or accommodations are required, that’s an extra expense.
  • *$2000 for an additional 20 attendees

Curriculum, Buttons and Sticker Pricing

We can create custom curriculum or branded buttons and stickers for your organization.


  • One comprehensive GIS lesson with standards alignment, differentiated instruction and student handouts.


  • Stickers start at $15 for 100 Stickers.
  • How many do you need?  Do you want your graphics?
  • No problem!

What Our Customers Are Saying

Don’t just take it from us, let our customers do the talking! 

“Thank you for your time. I will never forget the experience I had with you and your students at Turtle River State Park!! It is hard to believe that it has been eleven + years, and now I am finally able to get my students outside to try some of the things we were doing. Thanks again, it is much appreciated.

R. Weberg

“This is one of the best workshops I have been into my 13 years as an educator. Thank you all so much for this opportunity.

TGES 2011

“One of the very best professional development experience of my career! I really appreciate the hands on activities, having thinkpads available, and actually performing valuable activities. This has been an amazing workshop. The information provided will be
utilized in my class and very helpful to engage my students into research using technology media. Wow!!

TGES 2011

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you help us even if my staff doesn't know anything about GIS?

Absolutely! We have worked with many levels of geospatial knowledge in our trainings.  Most often they are novices that want to learn more.  We can help you introduce them, show value to geospatial technologies and get them started mapping.

Can I send you my graphics for buttons or stickers?

Yes, you are free to use your personal graphics.  We’ll make the buttons and stickers!

What is your refund policy?

We offer refunds to all customers within 30 days of your purchase. If you are not satisfied with our product, then simply send us an email and we will refund your purchase right away. Our goal has always been to create a happy, thriving community. If you are not thrilled with the product or are not enjoying the experience, then we have no interest in forcing you to stay an unhappy customer.

Can I talk to you about another grant or project idea?

Yes, we have been involved with many projects, grants and organizations.  Please do let us discuss the details with you. Call us!

Don't Be Shy

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