Academic Immersion: Map It! Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Beginners

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Sample Itinerary

Below is an example of a Map It!  GIS for Beginners itinerary.  This itinerary is subject to change.

Day 1 Morning introduction to curriculum and instructor.  Begin to engage with classroom material.  Evening Explore downtown Redlands Market Night for dinner.  Stay on campus.
Day 2 Meet up in the morning for coursework.  Spend the afternoon escaping the heat by heading out for an excursion to the local mountains of Forest Falls/Oak Glen or even the Palm Springs Tram!  Sleep on campus.
Day 3 Meet up in the morning for coursework.  Spend the evening at a local restaurant in Redlands!  Sleep on campus.
Day 4 Field Trip!  Head out to various points in Southern California to enjoy putting your learning to work!  Trips could go to places like Hollywood, Big Bear Lake, or Huntington Beach!  Sleep on campus.
Day 5 Meet up in the morning to conclude your coursework and reflect on your materials.  Evening dinner with all of the FYJ courses on campus!

Trip Description:

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of maps and spatial technology on this academic journey.  Fields as diverse as business, environmental science, and history all use mapping to answer questions such as: Where does pollution go? Where should the next Starbucks be located?  You’ll start by learning the basics of GIS technology and then branch out to explore the local region, including the Oak Glen Preserve and the Palm Springs Aerial Tram where your bird’s eye view will introduce how we analyze satellite images.


This is a great way to get started on college academics through an interdisciplinary, spatial studies approach to a variety of fields.  No prior knowledge of GIS required.

Trip Cost:  $395.00