Workshops and training offered by the Land Analysis Laboratory.

Our classes can be held upon request in your area using our mobile wireless GIS lab, which consists of 20 Dell laptop computers.

As part of the cooperative extension program, the LAL offers courses in the use of GIS software, related information technologies, and environmental databases.

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course activity due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.

The Penn State Cooperative Extension Geospatial Technology Program has been conducting ArcView GIS workshops since 1996 and over this period of time our instructors have trained many hundreds of people in how to effectively utilize this software. Our training material has been developed utilizing local Pennsylvania GIS datasets and exercises are geared towards practical applications. Training is conducted using our mobile GIS lab consisting of twenty Dell laptops and can be scheduled at any location in Pennsylvania by request. Each student receives an instructional manual developed and certified by Penn State along with a cd-rom containing all the data used in the workshop so that the student can repeat any of the exercises at a later date. Our instructors are available after the class as well to assist students if they need help going through the exercise a second time.

Select the course name for a course description and you can register for any class. Some of our classes are held in conjunction with other organizations and in some cases you must register with the sponsor organization instead of us. If one of these dates or locations does not suit your organizational needs please contact us directly to arrange for a class of eight or more at your location.

Inquiries for custom classes can be sent to We can also customize our training to focus on specific needs or modify our classes to use your organizational data. If there are topics you would like to see in a future workshop please let us know.