ARCGIS and Story Map Training

Organisation: The Rivers Trust

Location: National

Type: Technical Support & Training

The best way to encourage and facilitate the use of the spatial data in GIS applications is to train practitioners to develop their GIS and spatial data skills and, in so doing, build capability in their organisations. Environmental professionals are often highly ‘geographically literate’, but they do still require specialised, application-based training to become skilled GIS technicians who can then incorporate the robust and effective use of GIS into their day-to-day work.

Desktop GIS training for CaBA Partners

To meet the growing demand for GIS training in the environmental sector Westcountry Rivers Trust have teamed up with the University of Reading, The Scottish Fisheries Coordination Centre (SFCC) and the Catchment Based Approach Support Group to develop a series of intensive GIS short-courses specifically tailored to develop and disseminate best practice and technical GIS skills for practitioners engaged in catchment management planning, landscape ecology, fisheries science, river restoration, ecology and conservation biology.

Online GIS training modules are also available free for CaBA partnerships at Ecospatial eLearning Portal. CaBA partnerships can contact us for a username and password. 

ARCGIS and Storymap Webinar

This webinar is aimed at CaBA partnerships who would like to know more about how ArcGIS Online and Story Maps can help share data and evidence, publish a catchment plan and engage stakeholders. We structure the webinar around some key questions, with demonstrations of some of the catchment story maps which have been developed by CaBA Partnerships.

  • What is ArcGIS Online and why are CaBA partnerships using it?
  • How can I get it, what does it cost and what skills do I need?
  • What resources are available to help me get the most out of the technology?
  • What would be our next steps?

ARCGIS Online GIS 1-day technical training course

We have also developed a one-day technical training course to train CaBA partnerships in how to begin publishing online data and story maps.  The first course was run in Darlington in Feb 2018, and we can repeat this if there is sufficient interest.

After completing this course you will:

  • Understand what ARCGIS Online is, what it can be used for and how to manage your account
  • Understand how to find and use data, and how to upload and share your own data
  • Combine multiple data sets and content into an emerging catchment story map portal
  • Be inspired by how others in the CaBA network are using ARCGIS Online to develop collaborative story maps and catchment maps

View the course outline and tell us if you’d be interested in attending a future training course – the cost is likely to be in the region of £150-200, depending on the venue.


Introduction to the online CaBA data package

Here is the first in what we hope will be a series of bite-sized ArcGIS Online training videos.

This one is a 5 minute introduction to the online CaBA data package and how to filter the datasets to your own catchment:

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